Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(17) 17 Goals 12 (16)
(14) 11 Assists 9 (13)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
29.4 Average Age 28.6
188.4 Average Height (cm) 182.1
(1.1) 1.6 Shots pg 1.8 (1.3)
(64%) 64% Aerial Duel Success 37% (43%)
(0.8) 0.7 Dribbles pg 1 (1.4)
(1.4) 1.2 Tackles pg 1 (1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in World Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round Grp. A.

Missing Players

No missing players.
Player Reason Status Rating
Raphaël Guerreiro Out 6.42
Rui Patrício Out 6.44
Pepe Out 6.7

Team News

  • Filip Kostic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic were both rested on Wednesday night, most likely with this game in mind.
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice from the bench against Ireland, effectively winning the game for his side, and will surely be rewarded with a start here as a result.
  • Bruno Fernandes was Portugal's best player in a 1-0 win over Azerbaijan on Wednesday despite coming off the bench at half-time and will surely start here as a result.
  • Portugal are expected to shuffle their pack in general given the sharp turnaround between matches. Danilo Pereira was not involved at all in midweek.
  • With Raphael Guerreiro out injured, 18-year-old Nuno Mendes has a chance to really stake a claim at left-back going forward. Joao Cancelo can also switch over to left-back if required.
  • Domingos Duarte will hope to retain his place at the back on Saturday, though it wouldn't be a surprise if Jose Fonte is recalled.
  • Players like Joao Felix and Diogo Jota will be looking for recalls here - the latter didn't even come on against Azerbaijan.


  • Serbia defeated Ireland in a five-goal thriller on Wednesday night, while Portugal defeated Azerbaijan 1-0.
  • Portugal are the favourites to top Group A, with Serbia their closest challengers. This will certainly be Portugal's toughest game on paper during qualification.
  • Serbia have really underwhelmed of late given the quality of players at their disposal and they cannot afford another poor performance here or they will get beaten.

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