Serbia vs Portugal Match Info
Date: Saturday September 7 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Rajko Mitic Stadium
Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)
Serbia vs Portugal Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
March 25 2019: Portugal 1-1 Serbia
October 11 2015: Serbia 1-2 Portugal
March 29 2015: Portugal 2-1 Serbia
Total head-to-head matches played: 5
Serbia wins: 0
Portugal wins: 2
Serbia vs Portugal Stats
- All five previous matches between these countries were European Championship qualifiers – and each finished either 2-1 to Portugal or 1-1
- Portugal are the last team to win a competitive match away to Serbia
- Since then, Serbia have won six and drawn the other three of their competitive home games
Serbia vs Portugal Match Preview
Portugal return to action for the first time since winning the UEFA Nations League by trying to eat into an eight-point gap between themselves and Euro 2020 qualifying Group B leaders Ukraine.
This is Portugal’s first away match since November because they hosted the Nations League finals in June and became the first country to lift that new trophy after winning the decider 1-0 against the Netherlands with a goal from Goncalo Guedes.
However, before that, the reigning European champions had made a sluggish start to their qualifying campaign as they were held to draws at home to both Ukraine and Serbia, which has left them playing catch-up as they seek to finish in the all-important top two in the table.
With Ukraine well clear in first place and still with two matches against group whipping boys Lithuania to play, it looks as though Serbia and Portugal could be vying for second position – although they both have the play-offs to fall back on as they won their respective Nations League groups.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo would probably take it as a personal affront if the team he captains did not make it to next summer’s tournament by right and he will want to do everything he can in Belgrade this weekend to improve his country’s prospects.
Only Uruguay and Switzerland have beaten Portugal in competitive matches within the last five years and Fernando Santos’ side are expected to continue that superb record by securing victory in the Serbian capital.
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Serbia vs Portugal Betting Tips
Portugal to win @ 6/5 with Coral
Over 2.5 goals @ 5/4 with Coral