Portugal vs Ireland. Will the hosts confirm the status of favorites?

On Wednesday, September 1, at the Algarve stadium, a duel will take place between the national teams of Portugal and Ireland as part of the selection for the 2022 World Cup.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Portugal vs Ireland


The Portugal national team is the leader of its qualifying group for the 2022 World Cup, but before the new round it shares 1-2 place with the Serbian team, gaining 7 points. Therefore, the upcoming home game against the Irish is a great opportunity for the home team to become the sole leaders of their group.

The Portuguese probably expect to reach the world championship from the first place, which means they have no right to lose points in such matches. There is no doubt that the Portuguese national team will come out to this meeting in their strongest composition, which means that from the first minutes Cristiano Ronaldo, who returned to Manchester United in the last days of the transfer window, should also play.


The Irish have a very difficult situation in the selection for the World Cup, because the team lost both starting games and is still going without points. Such a terrible start practically deprived this team of real chances to compete for the passing places, making it possible to go to the world championship next year.

In the match against the Portuguese, the Irish team is considered an outright underdog and will most likely play number two, and the main bet will be on set pieces. On the other hand, the guests have nothing to lose in this fight, and they may well play more relaxed in the attack.

Portugal vs Ireland

Portugal vs Ireland facts

  • In the past, teams have met six times: Portugal won twice, Ireland won two and two games ended in a draw
  • In two of the last five matches between the teams there was a bet on total over 2.5 goals
  • In three of the last five fights between rivals there was a bet on "both teams will score"
  • Portugal has yet to be defeated in this 2022 World Cup qualifier

ODDs from download 1xbet

The popular bookmaker 1xbet offers its players such quotes for this match of the qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup between Portugal and Ireland: you can bet on the victory of Portugal for 1.25, on a draw - for 5.60, and on the victory of Ireland - for solid 13.0. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The Portuguese national team is rightly considered the favorite of the future game and will try to continue its unbeaten run in the qualification for the World Cup at home. It's time for the Irish to score points, but it will be very difficult to do so in a match against a top European opponent. The Portuguese at their stadium are quite capable of not just beating Ireland, but to do it confidently. An interesting choice is the bet on Portugal with a handicap (-1.5) for 1.76

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