Andorra vs Portugal – 2018 World Cup Qualification: Andorra hosts Portugal on the penultimate match of this qualification stage…
Everything will be decided on the last match of Portugal against Switzerland, because I don’t see this weak Andorra side causing Portugal some trouble.
This team has 4 points so far, only being able to score 2 goals on the 8 matches they played so far, and only being in front of Latvia.
We already know that the stadium will be packed, but it will be mostly filled by Portuguese fans. The stadium only has 3600 seats and I’ll highlight that it never sold out before this encounter,
so this will be the first time that it happens. Football isn’t the most important sport in Andorra and besides that, their players aren’t professionals,
since they have real jobs outside of football. On the match they played in Portugal, they lost 6-0.
Portugal doesn’t need much presentation. They are the European Champions, and they’ve only faltered on the first match in this qualifying stage, losing 2-0 in Switzerland.
Now they know that, in order to qualify directly, they need to beat both Andorra here and then Switzerland, next Tuesday, since they have a strong advantage on the goal average.
For tomorrow, Fernando Santos has already warned that they won’t underestimate their opponent so I’m not expecting any big changes on the team.
Therefore, I think they will go with full strength and if Ronaldo and André Silva were able to score 5 in total on the first match, I believe that tomorrow they will score at least 3 or 4 combined.
Ronaldo knows he is just 1 goal shy of another record and there is not better opponent than a semi-professional team.
Andorra vs Portugal – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This will surely be a one.way match, where the best team will get the win. The only question is how much will Portugal win by. Since they want to score as much as they can,
I think they will start off strong trying to score some goals early and then, around the 60th minute mark, Fernando Santos should start resting some players for the decisive match in Switzerland.
I think we could easily see a result like the 6-0 that happened in Aveiro.
The speed of the players, just like their movement, won’t allow Andorra to have any chance of even threatening Portugal’s goal.
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