Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(17) 14 Goals 16 (22)
31.5 Average Age 30.5
187.5 Average Height (cm) 181.4
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in EURO Qualification Grp. B.

Missing Players

No missing players.
Player Reason Status
Pepe Out

Team News

  • Luka Jovic's emergence over the last 12 months has forced Serbia into playing with two strikers. In turn, this has pushed Dusan Tadic to the flanks.
  • With fewer central midfield spots available, two of Luka Milivojevic, Nemanja Matic, Sasa Lukic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will have to settle for a place on the bench.
  • Matic has not started a Premier League game for Manchester United this season and in theory should not be in the running to start on Saturday. But he is vice-captain...
  • Atletico Madrid wonderkid Joao Felix is the future of the Portugal national team but Cristiano Ronaldo is still the present. It will be up to manager Fernando Santos to get both in the team in a system that works for now.
  • Portugal have a number of talented central midfielders but Santos' will have limited spaces if he goes with Ronaldo and Felix up front together.
  • 22-year-old uncapped centre-back Ferro has impressed for Benfica this year but Santos is unlikely to steer clear of experience away to Serbia. With Pepe injured, Jose Fonte is expected to start on Saturday.


  • Serbia and Portugal were considered favourites when Group B were qualified but both have endured indifferent starts to their respective qualification campaigns.
  • Serbia have four points from their first three matches and bounced back from a heavy 5-0 defeat a back from a heavy 5-0 defeat away to Ukraine with a 4-1 win over Lithuania at home.
  • Portugal have started their group with draws to Ukraine and Serbia. Not bad results on paper but both matches were played at home and it now applies more pressure on their away matches.
  • Both teams have scored in the last five matches between the two sides and three of those games have ended 1-1. Another draw here would not be a surprise.

User Predictions

Comments (6)

  • bernando silva is on different level, i was at stadium guy is new iniesta

  • I think whoscored's preview is likely to come true. 1-1

  • Serbia DNB

  • Stadium will be full in Belgrade Im sure! 1-0 lucky goal by Jovic :D

  • @stefanm Even if other countries play you only think about Real. Fascinating ...

  • @neumi17 thats call pure love , something that u plastic fans will never feel ;)