FIFA World Cup playoff final: Portugal vs North Macedonia Head-to-Head Prediction
Portugal go head-to-head with giant-killers, North Macedonia, in the FIFA World Cup playoff final and hopes to make it to FIFA World Cup 2022.
Portugal vs North Macedonia: Head to Head Preview
Portugal will not be overconfident in this fixture as they know what happened with Italy when they faced North Macedonia last week.
North Macedonia will be the huge banana skin in Portugal’s way to FIFA World Cup 2022. However, the 2016 European Champions boast a quality squad and should get the job done.
Football is a bizarre sport where your predictions will never be accurate, and that’s how it is the most loved football globally.
Unfortunately, the 2020 European Champions, Italy were denied another chance by minnows, North Macedonia. Yes, North Macedonia defied all the odds and showed us why you should never underestimate anybody.
Portugal vs North Macedonia: Head-to-head
Both the nations have met each other twice, with Portugal having the upper hand in this head-to-head fixture, winning and drawing once against North Macedonia.
Portugal vs North Macedonia: Head to Head Form Guide
North Macedonia: W-W-W-L-W
Portugal vs North Macedonia: Trivia
- Both the nations will face each other for the first time since 2012
- The last time Portugal played in a World Cup playoff was in 2014 as they went on to secure the 2014 World Cup spot.
Portugal vs North Macedonia: Predicted XI
Portugal (4-3-3): Diogo Costa, Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Danilo Pereira, Raphael Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Otavio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota
North Macedonia (4-1-4-1): 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: Head-to-Head Prediction
Although this may look like one-sided game but North Macedonia have the ability to shock another upset. But in contrast, Italy had an old squad, and most of their key players were missing. While with Portugal, they have an absolute star-studded squad who have enough knack to make it through this game.
Prediction: Portugal 3-0 North Macedonia
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