Portugal, who has already qualified, will play Iceland in Lisbon on Sunday night to cap off an incredibly successful Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.
Iceland, sitting in fourth place, missed out on the opportunity to qualify for this section. Roberto Martinez’s team has a perfect record in Group J, winning all nine of their games to amass 27 points. They have already guaranteed themselves a berth in Pot 1 for the finals draw.
Portugal vs Iceland
This Sunday, Portugal’s final 2024 Euro qualifying encounter will pit them against Iceland, a team known for its high flying. Portugal defeated Liechtenstein on Thursday night to increase their winning streak to nine games, but much of their newfound ruthlessness was missing. Although they posed little threat to the opposing team’s attackers and were strong at the back, their performances in the attacking third were far from spectacular.
In the 46th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo opened the score for Portugal with his 128th goal on the international scene. Roberto Martinez’s team won it all thanks to a superb finish from Joao Cancelo just eleven minutes later. But Portugal was anticipated to drown them in goals, considering Liechtenstein’s pedigree.
But Portugal was unable to overcome their opponent’s tenacious defense in the first half, and they kept losing.
In the meantime, Iceland dropped their most recent Euro 2024 qualifying match, 4-2, against Slovakia on Thursday, dropping them to fourth place in Group J. Slovakia, who is currently second in their group behind Portugal with 19 points from nine games, has qualified for the 2024 European Championship.
Iceland’s chances of making it to the UEFA Nations League B playoffs are still there, despite their recent lackluster performance. They have defeated poor Liechtenstein twice and struggling Bosnia and Herzegovina once in their three victories in nine group games.
For their own sake, Portugal will have to do better against Liechtenstein. They should be able to increase their winning streak to ten games here because they have an amazing amount of talent.
Despite having put them to the test in their most recent meeting, Iceland simply cannot compete with the Selecao’s arsenal of weapons.
In the last group game, Roberto Martinez’s team will play Iceland in an attempt to complete a perfect ten victories out of ten. They have completely dominated the section, giving up just two goals while scoring 34.
Martinez may choose to start with a more balanced lineup in this match, even if Cristiano Ronaldo scored the previous time out. Martinez fielded an extremely attacking team against Liechtenstein, but they only prevailed 2-0.
Portugal is by far the strongest team in this group, and they should be too good for Iceland, who have dropped their previous five away games while giving up 12 goals.
The hosts are expected to score a resounding victory here because they have played nine games since the World Cup and have kept eight clean sheets.
Tip: Portugal to Win to Nil / Over 3.5 Goals
Portugal to win to Nil – ✅
Over 3.5 goals – ❌
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