In the European Qualifiers, the fixtures of the third matchday will be played in the coming days. Here, the match Portugal vs Bosnia Herzegovina will take place on Saturday at 20:45. In the Estadio da Luz, the stadium of Benfica Lisbon, the ninth and the 57th in the FIFA ranking of the 6 April will duel.
What speaks for Portugal?
- They won seven of their last ten appearances.
What speaks for Bosnia Herzegovina?
- Can only surprise.
Our betting prediction:
- Prediction: Portugal & Over 2.5 goals
- Odds: 1.67
Expert analysis Portugal
Portugal started their European Championship qualifying Group J at the end of March with a 4-0 against Liechtenstein and a 6-0 in Luxembourg. Roberto Martínez’s side played against number 199 and number 91 in the FIFA rankings, but exemplarily they won seven of their last ten appearances. A 6-1 thrashing of the twelfth-ranked Switzerland at the World Cup 2022 particularly stood out in this context. However, Portugal lost immediately before and afterwards to the 27th-placed South Korea (1-2) and most notably to the eleventh-ranked Morocco (0-1).
The defeat against the African team knocked the Seleção das Quinas out in the quarter-finals. Therefore, the Portuguese association sacked Martínez’s predecessor, Fernando Santos, in mid-December. Previously, Portugal won four of the five matches that they played from the end of September to the end of November. The exception, a 0-1 home defeat at the hands of the 10th-placed Spain, happened between a 4-0 at the 38th-ranked Czech Republic and a 4-0 against the 40th-placed Nigeria. Then, in their first two matches at the World Cup 2022, the Tugas celebrated a 3-2 against the 60th-ranked Ghana and a 2-0 against the 16th-placed Uruguay.
Expert analysis Bosnia Herzegovina
The last time that Bosnia Herzegovina competed against teams of a similar level as Portugal was in 2021. In the 2022/2023 Nations League, the Dragons won the Group B3 with eleven points. They collected nine of them in home matches against the 46th-placed Romania (1-0), against the 56th-ranked Finland (3-2) and against the 69th-placed Montenegro (1-0).
Additionally, Bosnia Herzegovina experienced two 1-1 away draws against the Finns plus against the Montenegrins and a 1-4 loss in Bucharest. Subsequently, the federation sacked Ivaylo Petev. The successor of the Bulgarian, Faruk Hadžibegić, debuted at the end of March. Here, the European Qualifiers began for the Dragons with a 3-0 home win against the 64th-ranked Iceland and a 0-2 away defeat against the 51st-placed Slovakia. Thus, Bosnia Herzegovina lost both of their most recent appearances in front of their opponents crowds and conceded a total of six goals.
Head-to-head comparison Portugal vs Bosnia Herzegovina
This marks the fifth Portugal vs Bosnia Herzegovina fixture. Here, the Seleção das Quinas and the Dragons so far clashed in play-offs. First, the home side qualified for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa thanks to two 1-0 victories. Then, Portugal recorded against Bosnia Herzegovina a 0-0 and a 6-2 at home before the EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
Our betting prediction and the best odds
The home side in the European Championship qualifier Portugal vs Bosnia Herzegovina won seven of their last ten matches. Here, they always netted at least two goals. Additionally, in six of their victories, more than 2.5 goals resulted. An example of this was a 6-1 win over twelfth-placed Switzerland.
The guests last played against a team whose level we can compare with Portugal two years ago. Furthermore, the Dragons most recently lost 1-4 in Romania and 0-2 in Slovakia.
Portugal vs Bosnia Herzegovina – betting prediction: Portugal & Over 2.5 goals, odds 1.67
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