Luxembourg take on Portugal at Stade de Luxembourg, where an exciting match should be on the cards. Played out on Sunday, it is one of many qualifying matches in round two of the qualifying stage to the European Championship. Portugal celebrated two wins against Luxembourg in their most recent meetings, outclassing their next opponent by 5-0 and 3-1.
At the end of the first round of the group stage Luxembourg is ranked number three with one point, while Portugal have three points as number one. Luxembourg head to their upcoming fixture against Portugal as number 92 in the FIFA world ranking. The latter rank as number nine according to Fifa.
Coming away from their next European Championship match with anything but a defeat for Luxembourg would be a huge surprise. It looks like a question of simply trying to minimize the defeat everyone expects them to suffer.
It is possible, however unlikely, Luxembourg could steal a few points if everything goes perfectly. However, the more probable outcome is for them to finish bottom of the group. The bookmakers are strongly backing Portugal to come out on top of their group. It would certainly be unexpected should they fail to meet expectations and comfortably finish as group winner.
Luxembourg vs Portugal Prediction
In their previous three matches, Luxembourg first drew 2-2 against Hungary, then 0-0 against Bulgaria before also sharing the points in a 0-0 draw against Slovakia. From their efforts in the past six internationals Luxembourg have only one win to show off. They drew three and lost two of these six encounters, in which they scored six and conceded nine goals.
Six points is Portugal have to show from their past three matches, as they beat Switzerland by 6-1. This was followed by a 1-0 defeat against Morocco, before winning 4-0 against Liechtenstein. Portugal recorded a very decent outcome of four wins from six internationals, in which they banged in six goals, whilst conceding five. They also drew two and lost three.
The crowd usually get a very entertaining encounter, when Luxembourg face Portugal, and we see no reason for this to end this coming Sunday. The value bet lies with goals.
Luxembourg have not won any of their last three games in a row.
Luxembourg vs Portugal Stats
- Luxembourg have not won 12 of the last 14 home matches
- Luxembourg have not lost 7 of the last 8 matches
- Luxembourg have conceded in 10 of the last 12 home matches
- Luxembourg have not lost the last 4 home matches in a row
- Luxembourg have drawn 4 of the last 5 matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Portugal away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Portugal have lost 3 of the last 4 away matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Portugal have not won 5 of the last 6 away matches
- Portugal have scored in 5 of the last 6 matches
- Portugal have lost 3 of the last 4 away matches
Luxembourg vs Portugal Team News
Portugal face a list of four absentees from the squad ahead of their next match on Sunday against Luxembourg.
Names like Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Diogo Jota and Pepe most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Luxembourg.
Luxembourg vs Portugal H2H
When these two nations last faced off against each other in the World Cup Qualifiers, Portugal ended up taking the glory in a 5-0 win 12 oktober 2021. Portugal are currently enjoying a great run against Luxembourg, against whom they have a 10-0-0 advantage. They should be eagerly awaiting this away trip to Stade de Luxembourg. The bookies have Portugal to win this match at best price odds of 1/6.
Luxembourg vs Portugal Results
Under 2.5 goals came out a winning bet only two times in ten matches between Luxembourg and Portugal. Over 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1/2 with the bookies on Sunday.
Luxembourg vs Portugal Betting Tips
There are a few players in each team who currently draws attention to their name in the goal-scoring department. For the visitors, Cristiano Ronaldo has been hitting the net regularly and now has three goals in his last six games. Should he find himself in the starting line-up at Stade de Luxembourg on 26th March at 20:45, it is because Portugal bank on him to build on these numbers against Luxembourg. The latter relies on Gerson Rodrigues, who found the target four times in six games.
In their last 10 matches at Stade de Luxembourg across all tournaments Luxembourg won two times, drew four and lost four times. Portugal claimed four wins, two draw and four defeats in their last 10 games away. Portugal managed to score the opener five times in 10 away games, with Luxembourg scoring the first goal of the game in five times in their last 10 games at Stade de Luxembourg.
Over 2.5 goals came out eight times in the last ten encounters between these two teams. Luxembourg managed an average of 0.2 goals, with Portugal averaging 3.4 goals in these. Both teams to score was a winning bet two times in this run of matches. Luxembourg saw over 2.5 goals in three of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Portugal, who managed to score 2.4 times in those matches.