Azerbaijan Vs Portugal Betting Tip: Jota To Score – 7 September 2021

Jota can deliver again on the road?

Azerbaijan / Baku ©IMAGO / Pixsell 09.09.2019

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Vs Portugal Portugal

Tuesday 7 September, 2021 – 17:00 (BST)
World Cup Qualifier
Pick: Jota To Score Anytime
Odds: 10/11
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 5 September 2021)

Preview: With no Ronaldo, Portugal will be relying on someone else stepping up to the plate in Baku. Can Azerbaijan, buoyed by their weekend exploits over in Ireland, put in another creditable showing similar to the 1-0 scoreline when these teams met in March?

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Azerbaijan – Plenty of fight expected from hosts?

After overcoming quite substantial odds – and not to mention a difference of 65 places in the latest world rankings – to claim a point Saturday’s contest with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin, 112-ranked Azerbaijan will look to go even better in their match up with the supposedly eighth-best team in international football, Portugal. They can take heart from their performance in the reverse encounter back in March.

While a 1-0 scoreline when these teams met in Turin, at a neutral ground, didn’t accurately reflect the level of dominance the Portuguese exerted, it still felt like a memorable evening for the underdogs. Since then, coach Gianni De Biasi has seen his team score in all three qualifiers, eventually culminating in their first point last time out at the Aviva Stadium following 2-1 losses to Luxembourg and Serbia.

Key Stat: Emin Mahmudov rocket of a goal in Ireland over the weekend means Azerbaijan have scored at least once in six of their last seven matches (W1 D1 L5).


Portugal Win By One Goal



Portugal – Jota can make it four goals in four qualifiers?

Fernando Santos must make do without record breaker Cristiano Ronaldo for Tuesday’s visit to Baku. Ronaldo, fresh from setting the new goalscoring benchmark in the men’s international game, will serve a suspension and is already back in England with new club side Manchester United. Team mate Bruno Fernandes has stuck around, however, and the all-action attacker may now flourish in the absence of CR7.

With Ronaldo not in attendance, Fernandes converted a penalty in Saturday’s 3-1 friendly win over Qatar. It is Jota, though, who has impressively kept pace with Ronaldo in the scoring stakes. The Liverpool man’s three strikes have all been away from home – netting both, including the opener, in the 2-2 draw in Serbia along with the equaliser in their 3-1 win over Luxembourg. Could he be the man to step up in Baku?

Key Stat: After conceding to Qatar in Saturday’s 3-1 friendly win in Hungary, Portugal are five games without a clean sheet having previously recorded three on the spin.

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Azerbaijan Vs Portugal Betting Advice

2016 European champions Portugal are priced up as though they ought to be winning this be several goals. This may not necessarily be the case, though, and certainly wasn’t when these sides met first time around in March. Azerbaijan came away with a 1-0 scoreline that day and while it should have been more, it is worth noting that all three of their losses so far, prior to the weekend’s draw in Ireland, were by a solitary goal.


Azerbaijan Vs Portugal – Key Facts:

  • Portugal have won six of their seven internationals against Azerbaijan, all of which were without conceding. This include their 1-0 win in March earlier in the group.
  • Azerbaijan are more than capable of making this competitive, though. Their four qualifiers thus far have seen them either draw or lose by a single goal.
  • With Cristiano Ronaldo out through suspension, Jota is the player with the most goals (3) in 2022 World Cup qualifying among the Portuguese ranks.


Azerbaijan are also boosted by home advantage on this occasion. Moreover, a Ronaldo-less Portugal is always a different animal. I like the odds about Jota stepping up in his absence. He has scored his team’s first goal in both away qualifiers thus far and therefore 15/4 about him scoring first, and 10/11 anytime, make some appeal. As do the 3/1 on them inflicting another one goal margin defeat on their Baku hosts.

Best Betting Odds – Azerbaijan Vs Portugal

Azerbaijan – 25/1 (BetVictor)
Draw – 7/1 (Betfair)
Portugal – 1/7 (Betway)