Portugal vs Lithuania Betting Tips: Portugal win/Over 3.5, 2019-11-14

Cristiano Ronaldo (R)/Portugal © imago images / Xinhua12.11.2019

Thursday 14thNovember 1945hrs
Football – Europe – Euro 2020 qualifier
Pick Portugal win/Over 3.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 1.53 (odds taken 05:32 GMT, 13 November )

This week sees the resumption of the Euro 2020 qualifiers and our next preview features the clash between Portugal and Lithuania in Group B as the betting tips continue at the Estádio Do Algarve.

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Portugal Prediction – Can Portugal edge out Serbia?

Qualification for next year’s European Championships is still in Portugal’s hands despite being handed a disappointing 2-1 defeat away from home at Ukraine last time out in Group B, as the hosts look to bounce back with a win over poor Lithuania on Thursday night.

2nd placed Portugal will have to put in a professional display in this clash and cannot afford any slip-ups with 3rd placed Serbia just 1 point behind them and poised to exploit any mistakes by Portugal as they host second from bottom, Luxembourg.

Portugal started their Euro 2020 campaign with back-to-back stalemates against Ukraine and Serbia who also happen to be the other two nations in this three-horse race for a top two finish in Group B, but Portugal then made hay while the sun shone with three wins on the trot against Serbia 4-2 away, Lithuania 5-1 away and a 3-0 home win over Luxembourg.

Defeat at Ukraine though only seems to have put Portugal’s confirmation of qualification on hold as they prepare to grab all three points against a poor Lithuanian outfit who have earned just 1 point out fo their first 6 group matches.


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Lithuania Prediction – Can Lithuania salvage their pride?

Thursday night’s visitors, Lithuania, sit rock bottom of Group B with just 1 point to their name which was thanks to a 1-1 draw at home with Luxembourg, but otherwise it’s been a barren and fruitless Euro 2020 campaign for Lithuania who have lost their last 5 matches on the trot in Group B.

Following an encouraging point in their opening match against Luxembourg, Lithuania have simply folded and slumped to 5 subsequent defeats to Serbia 4-1, Ukraine 3-0, Portugal (5-1 at home), Ukraine 2-0 and Serbia 2-1, leaving them bottom of the pile.

With just 1 win out of their last 15 matches in Euro qualifiers which was a 2-1 home win against San Marino, Lithuania look almost certain to suffer a sixth defeat on the trot and could also be facing a heavy defeat as Portugal look to nail down a top two finish.

Having suffered three heavy defeats to Portugal in previous encounters, this trend looks likely to continue on Thursday night


Key-Facts – Portugal vs Lithuania

  • Portugal have lost just 1 of their 6 matches to date in Group B
  • Lithuania have won just 1 of their last 15 matches in Euro qualifiers
  • Portugal have won the previous 3 meetings on the trot against Lithuania


Betting Tips Verdict

Portugal are expected to be clinical here and get the job done, so the hosts for a win with accompanying goals looks to be on the cards.