Serbia and Portugal meet at Stadion Rajko Mitić, in a match for this stage of the EC Qualification (Qualifying Round). In 2 head‑to‑heads in the last 3 years, the away team won 1 and tied 1. Both teams register significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth atention.
Serbia VS Portugal
07 September 2019 – 19:45
Qualifying Round – Group B – Round 5
07 Sep – 19:45
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Serbia
After 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 3rd position, with 4 points won. In the last match, they have won (4‑1) at home against Lithuania, after in the previous round they have lost (5‑0) in an away match against Ukraine. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Serbia has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 7 of the last 10 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (61’‑75′).
Serbia will be fighting for a place in the upcoming European Championship and it is possible to achieve this. Of course it’s not easy, but if they show consistency in their games they can guarantee their qualification. As their group is balanced they know they need to earn points in as many games as possible, especially winning in your at home. Therefore, they should find ways to engage the Portuguese team to surprise them and win a score in their favor. In this match the best players available will be on the field.
Analysis of Portugal
The away team is currently in the 4th position, with 2 points won, after 2 draws. In the penultimate round, they have tied a home match against Ukraine by (0‑0). In the last round, they have tied a home match against Serbia by (1‑1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 26 goals scored and 9 conceded; against 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 14 conceded. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got a home win against Netherlands by (1‑0). Their last away match was for the UEFA Nations League and ended in a draw by (0‑0) against Italy. In the last 7 away matches Portugal has won 3, tied 3 and lost 1. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 4 times and have only turned the score around in 1.
So far Portugal are not doing well in the qualifying and will have to react from now on if they want to win a place in the Euro. This is certainly not easy, but they know there is a lot at stake and they need to show what they can do. Even away from home winning is a must and to make it a reality they need to work hard on the field. It is essential that they have intelligence to know how and when to act, after all they cannot give margin to be surprised. In this match the best players available will be on the field.