Portugal vs North Macedonia: One spot in the World Cup 2022. Two teams to fight for. Yes, in the World Cup playoffs finals, Portugal are set to host North Macedonia in a bid to secure their spot in the quadrennial event. Ahead of the game, here is our preview.
In their previous game, Portugal registered a comfortable 3-1 victory over Turkey. Otavio, Diogo Jota and Matheus Nunes scored three goals for the side. Burak Yilmaz missed the penalty that helped Portugal to calm the nerves.
On the other hand, North Macedonia shocked Italy in the play-offs game. In the dying embers of the game, Aleksandar Trajkovic’s long ranger from outside the box helped North Macedonia not only sink Italy’s ship but to qualify for the finals.
Match: Portugal vs North Macedonia
Date and Time: 30th March, 1:00 AM IST
Venue: Estadio do Dragao
Portugal vs North Macedonia Head-to-Head
Both teams have featured in two games. Portugal has registered the victory in one whereas the other fixture has ended in a draw.
Portugal vs North Macedonia Team News
Portugal: Anthony Lopes and Ruben Neves remain absent for the fixture. Pepe is back and is available for selection.
North Macedonia: There are no fresh injury concerns for North Macedonia.
Portugal vs North Macedonia Probable Playing XI
Portugal: Diogo Costa, Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Danilo Pereira, Raphael Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Otavio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota
North Macedonia: Stole Dimitrievski, Stefan Ristovski, Darko Velkovski, Kire Ristevski, Ezgjan Alioski, Stefan Spirovski, Darko Churlinov, Boban Nikolov, Enis Bardhi, Aleksandar Trajkovski, Milan Ristovski
Portugal vs North Macedonia D11 Team
Stole Dimitrievski, Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro, Ezgjan Alioski, Bruno Fernandes, Darko Churlinov, Enis Bardhi, Aleksandar Trajkovski, Cristiano Ronaldo ©, Diogo Jota (VC)
Portugal vs North Macedonia Probable Winners
Portugal are a strong side and North Macedonia are one of the sides that are not going down without a fight. Despite strong resistance, we predict Portugal to register a comfortable victory.
Predictions: Portugal 2-0 North Macedonia
Portugal vs North Macedonia Live Stream
Portugal vs North Macedonia can be streamed on the Sony Liv platform and Sony network.