Ireland fans are looking forward to welcome Cristiano Ronaldo and co. in Dublin to face Stephen Kenny’s men. In their last meeting, it was Ronaldo who emerged as the star of the match by scoring a brace. The World Cup qualifying campaign of Ireland has been a devastating one till now. However, there is some hope after their recent performance. In their last two wins, they have scored seven goals, which have filled confidence in their veins. Portugal will be eyeing the top spot at the table. With a win against Ireland on Friday, Cristiano’s team will lead the group as they have played one game fewer than Serbia.
It will be very special ?
— FAIreland ⚽️?? (@FAIreland) November 4, 2021
Ireland vs Portugal Match Details
Fixture : World Cup Qualifiers Europe, Group A
Date : 12 November, Friday
Time : 1:15 AM IST
Venue : Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Ireland vs Portugal Match Preview
Group A is not at all an entertaining one because Portugal is the only big team in this group. They are clearly dominating the standings along with Serbia. This fixture between Ireland and Portugal will ensure top place for Portugal and will decide how the table will shape up at the end. Portugal will be the favorites to earn three valuable points in this easy fixture. There are very less chances of Ireland pulling off an upset. Portugal are at the 2nd spot in the table with 16 points whereas Ireland are at the 4th spot in the table with 5 points.
Ireland vs Portugal Team News
Ireland has a relatively fit squad for the Thursday’s fixture against Portugal. However, there are one or two notable exceptions. Defender Dara O’Shea is not available due to a long-term injury and Brighton’s Aaron Connolly missed out of the squad entirely due to a heel injury.
Squad Update | Callum O’Dowda called up @BristolCity winger O’Dowda comes into the squad for the matches against Portugal & Luxembourg @CardiffCityFC striker James Collins has withdrawn through injury #COYBIG | #WeAreOne | #WeAre100 pic.twitter.com/Eze9AvpOBs
— FAIreland ⚽️?? (@FAIreland) November 8, 2021
Fernando Santos, Portugal’s coach will have a plenty of big players available for the fixture, which includes the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, João Cancelo, Rúben Dias and Bernardo Silva.
The announcements regarding team news are still not out. We will keep you informed on further update.
Ireland vs Portugal Head to Head
Ireland and Portugal have played three games against each other so far. Ireland have won one while Portugal succeeded in two.
Ireland Form Guide (all competitions): D-D-L-D-W-W
Portugal Form Guide (all competitions): L-W-W-W-W-W
Ireland vs Portugal Predicted Lineups
Ireland Probable Lineup (3-4-1-2): Gavin Bazunu; Cyrus Christie, Shane Duffy, John Egan; Matt Doherty, Conor Hourihane, Jeff Hendrick, James McClean; Callum Robinson; Troy Parrott, Adam Idah
Portugal Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Patricio; Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Cancelo; Fernandes, Neves, Moutinho; B. Silva, A. Silva, Ronaldo
How to watch FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Ireland vs Portugal Live Streaming in India?
The live telecast of European World Cup Qualifiers will be there on the SONY channels in India because the Sony Sports Network are the official broadcasters of the tournament. The live streaming of Ireland vs Portugal will also be available on SonyLiv app.
Ireland vs Portugal Prediction
Ireland 0 -3 Portugal
Ireland vs Portugal Dream11 Prediction
Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio
Defenders: Shane Duffy, John Egan, Pepe, Ruben Dias
Midfielders: Jeff Hendrick, James McClean, Joao Moutinho
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, Adam Idah