There were no doubts that, against the Faroe Islands, Portugal would be able to accomplish their goal of,
not only winning, but also keep adding goals to their goal record, which can be important to decide the fate of this group B.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the attacking lider in that match against the Faroe Islands and he scored 3 goals, surpassing another personal goal, since he surpassed Pelé on his goalscoring record. William Carvalho and Nélson Oliveira have also scored in the match.
Fernando Santos didn’t prepare any surprise with his options. He looked to play on the interior with João Mário and Bernardo Silva, and kept Cédric and Eliseu has options in the wings. He also tried, above anything else, not to be surprised by a reaction from their opponents.
At the same time, this match allowed him to maintain the rhythm of the players in the team, without having to demand too much both in game time and effort from players who didn’t have the condition for it.
With Bruno Alves and Adrien Silva returning to practice, Portugal has every player chosen by Fernando Santos available for the match against Hungary.
Hungary doesn’t have much hope of fighting for qualification for this World Cup, they’re mostly playing to maintain their 3rd place in the group.
Their win against Latvia only served to show how comfortable and superior they are when facing one of the teams that was fighting for that 3rd spot as well.
Hungary vs Portugal – Betting Tip and Prediction:
In Budapest, Portugal go in as total favourites to win the match.
We are expecting a cautious and focused starting 11, in a match where the level of the opponent is clearly superior when compared to the Faroe Islands.
The Portuguese team should be the first to score and, after that, they should be able to control their advantage until the end of the match.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be, once again, in the spotlight, and he should definitely be involved in the Portuguese team’s offensive processes and eventual goals.
|Portugal to win and both teams not to score||