Portugal Need Win in Luxembourg to Secure 2020 Place

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    Portugal Need Win in Luxembourg to Secure 2020 Place
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    As we move into the final round of matches in 2020 European Championship qualifying, there is still plenty at stake in Group B.

    As things stand, Ukraine have already qualified at the top of the group but 2nd place is still up for grabs between Portugal and Serbia. The Portuguese have 14 points to their name while Serbia have 13 points.

    Therefore, Portugal travel to Luxembourg for their final match in this group knowing they need to win the game to definitely secure their place the 2020 European Championship.

    Luxembourg are already well out of contention in terms of finishing in the top two places but may still claim a playoff place. They have 4 points to their name having won one and drawn one of their 7 matches to date. The win came at home over Lithuania in the first round of matches and the draw was against the same opponents but this time away from home.

    Luxembourg have lost their other 5 games in the group including each of the last 4. Trends show Luxembourg have failed to win any of their last 9 matches. They have lost 7 of those 9 games, picking up just 2 draws which came away to Lithuania in qualifying and at home to Madagascar in a friendly match.

    However, Luxembourg are not always easy to beat at home and have lost only 4 of their last 14 home games. They have seen over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring in each of their last 4 home matches.

    Portugal recorded a comfortable 6-0 win over Lithuania On Thursday night to remain in 2nd place in the group. They started the match as huge favourites to take maximum points and did so without any trouble. That was Portugal’s 4th win in the group and they have 2 draws and one defeat from their 7 games.

    Their only defeat came in the away match in Ukraine on the 14th of October which saw Ukraine qualify in first place and left Portugal with work to do. Trends show Portugal have lost only one of their last 15 matches which was that defeat in Ukraine and they have won 6 of their last 7. Portugal have lost one of their last 7 away games and have seen over 2.5 goals and both teams score in 6 of those 7 away matches.

    Team news and Luxembourg Can welcome back Leandro Barreiro Following suspension. Gerson Rodrigues and David Turpel both have 3 goals to their name in this group and will be hoping to start the match.

    Portugal will have Cristiano Ronaldo in attack following his hattrick against Lithuania on Thursday and he will be joined by Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes in the forward positions.

    This could be a tough night for Portugal if they fail to make an early breakthrough. However, with their attacking talent they should score the goals they require to win the game.

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