Portugal set for big win over Luxembourg

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    Portugal set for big win over Luxembourg
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    Portugal will be aiming to close the gap on Group B leaders Ukraine as they host Luxembourg in Lisbon on Friday.

    The reigning European champions currently sit 5 points off top spot, but they do have a game in hand over the other teams in the group.

    Portugal are yet to suffer defeat in this qualifying campaign and boast a record of W2,D2,L0.

    Fernando Santos’ side come into this match having scored a total of 9 goals in their last 2 qualifying matches.

    They picked up a 4-2 win away in Serbia before thrashing Lithuania 5-1 in the previous round.

    Star man Cristiano Ronaldo scored over half of those 9 goals and the Juventus forward netted 4 of the 5 goals his team scored against Lithuania.

    He will no doubt be desperate to add to his tally when Luxembourg come to town on Friday.

    The visitors have never qualified for a major tournament and find themselves 4th in Group B after picking up 4 points from 5 games.

    Bottom-place Lithuania are the only team Luxembourg have managed to take any points from so far – giving them a record of W1,D1,L3.

    Luxembourg were beaten 3-1 by Serbia last time out, which took their goal difference to –3 having conceded 8 goals in 5 matches.

    They have also only managed to score 5 goals (at an average of 1 goal per game), while Portugal have scored 10 in 4 (at an average of 2.5 goals per game).

    Luxembourg’s sole victory in this fixture came all the way back in 1961, while Portugal are unbeaten in the other 14 matches between the two teams (W13,D1).

    Portugal have won the last 8 meetings between the two teams, with Luxembourg only managing to score 1 goal in that time.

    Portugal have scored a total of 29 goals across their last 8 victories against Luxembourg (at an average of just over 3.5 goals per game).

    Leicester City right-back Ricardo Pereira has been included in Portugal’s squad after his outstanding start to the Premier League season. He makes it in ahead of Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo.

    As for Luxembourg, the 22-year-old duo of Christopher Martins (Youngs Boys) and Olivier Thill (FC Ufa) will be their main threat.

    All the signs are pointing towards another high-scoring victory for Portugal. Forebet predicts over 3.5 goals for the home side, as well as a clean sheet.

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