Portugal vs Ireland prediction: Ronaldo at the age of 36 still shows his desire to bring Portugal to the throne of a major tournament, which the 2022 World Cup may be the last chance. Santos’ students aim for the third victory over Ireland to monopolize the top of Group A in the European qualifying round. Surprise is very unlikely in the upcoming war at the Estadio Algarve.
- Match date: 06:45 p.m – 2021/09/01
- Event: World Cup Qual. UEFA
- Stage: Matchday 3rd
PORTUGAL VS IRELAND PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Compared to the time of winning the EURO 2016, the strength of the current Portuguese team is much more impressive. Owning a squad of the top stars of world football spread across 3 lines with cohesive gameplay. The first 3 matches easily brought 2 victories, scored 6 goals and conceded 3 times. The ability to score goals is stable, but when needed, Portugal is also an extremely pragmatic team, which makes it successful under coach Santos. The last 5/6 home matches of Portugal have kept a clean sheet, of which 3 matches ended with a faint score. A different class will be the key for Ronaldo and his teammates to win without spending too much effort.
Empty in the first two matches, including a 0-1 defeat against Luxembourg at home, Ireland has little chance in Group A. Kenny’s students are likely to continue empty-handed by their opponents in the second match. 3 is Portuguese. 6 defeats and 13 consecutive matches without knowing a victory are the clearest evidence for Ireland’s poor performance. The defense is well organized and fairly solid, but the attack is a noticeable weakness. In the last 9 official matches, the strikers have only 2 goals and 8 matches. It wouldn’t be surprising if the upcoming match ended in a lackluster manner.
Select: Under 2.5 FT.
In terms of class and achievements in the continental arena, Ireland cannot compare with Portugal. In the last 6/7 EUROs, Portugal reached the quarterfinals and brought home 1 championship in 2016. This is also a period when Portugal is much more appreciated because, in addition to C. Ronaldo, there are also a series of famous stars. like Ferrnandes or Ruben Dias. The difference is quite clear when looking at Hungary’s performance in the past 20 years, having only attended the EURO 2 times and completely absent from the World Cups.
Portugal’s head-to-head record is also completely superior with a 5-1 victory in a 2014 friendly match. In the last 10 home matches, Santos’ army brought in 8 victories. Ireland is disappointing again after 2 consecutive defeats, especially the 0-1 loss to Luxembourg at home. It is too difficult to hope for a surprise with the unstable mentality of Ireland. Winning by at least 2 goals for Portugal is an undisputed choice.
Select: Portugal FT.
European odds greatly appreciate the possibility of Portugal winning. This choice is undisputed with the difference in class and performance of the two teams. Ireland is hard to avoid the scene of disobedience after the performances can be said to be poor.
Select: Portugal FT.
Portugal vs Ireland Prediction: Portugal 2 – 0 Ireland FT (0-0 H1).
Portugal: Patricio, Guerreiro, Semedo, Moutinho, Pepe, Dias, Danilo, Bernardo Silva, Jota, Sanches, Ronaldo.
Ireland: Bazunu, Cullen, McClean, O Shea, Doherty, Hourihane, Egan, Curtis, Collins, Knight, Parrott.
The above is information about the prediction in the 3rd match of World Cup Qual. UEFA between Portugal vs Ireland on 2021/09/01 of the CMD368 bookie.