The World Cup qualifiers are here, with Portugal taking on Turkey in what is a massive game for each side.
Portugal were one of the absolute shocks to not automatically qualify for this year’s World Cup. They finished second in their group after a last game upset sent the Serbian’s top.
Turkey, on the other hand, put up a valiant effort in their group but fell just short of surpassing the Netherlands for the top spot.
With so much at stake in this fixture, we’re anticipating a tasty game. Its winner takes it all in this qualification round, so the teams need to leave everything on the pitch.
Here’s everything you need to know regarding Portugal vs Turkey.
Portugal vs Turkey will take place on Thursday 22nd March 2022 at the Estadio do Dragao. The match will kick off at 7:45 PM UK time.
How To Watch
Football fans will be over the moon to hear that this World Cup qualifier will be televised live on Sky Sports. Coverage will start at 7:15 PM.
If you are looking to live stream this World Cup qualifier, you can do so via the Sky Sports streaming service or with your NOW TV subscription. A day pass is available for £9.99
You need to have an account or a day pass to access the live stream, so make sure you have everything you need prior to kick-off.
Manchester City’s other Portuguese superstar, Joao Cancelo will also miss this game through suspension.
Turkey doesn’t have any injuries or suspensions and has pretty much named their usual squad for the qualifier, so expect to see a full-strength lineup from them.
Portugal Predicted XI: Patricio; Dalot, Inacio, Fonte, Guerreiro; Moutinho, Fernandes, Pereira; Silva, Ronaldo, Guedes
Turkey Predicted XI: Cakir; Zeki Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Yilmaz; Omur, Calhanoglu, Tokoz, Akturkoglu; Yilmaz, Yazici
Head To Head
Portugal – 0
Draw – 0
Turkey – 1
The bookie’s odds are as follows:
Portugal – 2/5
Draw – 15/4
Turkey – 6/1
Prediction: Portugal 2 – 0 Turkey
Despite the fact the only time these two sides have ever met competitively Turkey came out on top, we think that Portugal should comfortably win this one.
The European giants will be desperate to feature in Qatar in December, so despite injuries to key players, we think this hunger, desire and overall footballing ability will help them prevail over the Turks.
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