Portugal and Ireland face each other in the European World Cup Qualifiers 2022. This game will take place at Estadio Do Algarve in Portugal today, September 1, 2021 at 2:45 PM (ET). Portugal are led by a thousand-battle veteran named Cristiano Ronaldo, who returned to Manchester United in one of the boggest moves of the European Summer transfer market. Here is all the detailed information about this World Cup Qualifiers game including the preview, storylines, predictions, odds and even how to watch it in the US.
Portugal are playing in an “easy” group. The only dangerous team that could take the Portuguese out of first place is Serbia. They are leading the group with seven points after winning two games and drawing only once. The first victory of the qualifiers was against Azerbaijan at home, but it was a difficult victory to achieve, the home team barely managed to win 1-0.
Ireland's strength is on their defense, said by the team's head coach. They still don't know what it's like to win in the European World Cup Qualifiers 2022. The only two games were defeats against Serbia and against Luxembourg.
Portugal vs Ireland: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Time: 2:45 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Do Algarve, Almancil, Portugal.
Portugal vs Ireland: Times by State in the US
ET: 2:45 PM
CT: 1:45 PM
MT: 12:45 PM
PT: 11:45 AM
Portugal vs Ireland: Storylines
After this game, Portugal have to play two relatively easy games. One against Azerbaijan and one against Luxembourg. The same rivals that were defeated by the Portuguese in the first two “matchweeks” of the European World Cup Qualifiers 2022.
Ireland still have six games to go, which translates to 18 points to play. It sounds easy to say, but the Irish have to win at least four of those games and hope that the other teams in Group A lose games.
Ireland showed strength against Serbia, even though they lost 3-2, that final result is a glimpse of what Ireland are capable of as a team. Portugal had a tight game against Azerbaijan, the visiting defense was strong on the road.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Portugal vs Ireland in the U.S.
This game of the European World Cup Qualifiers 2022 will be available in multiple channels in the United States, to watch the game you can use your TV or download an app on your smartphone and tune in: TUDN.com, TUDNxtra, UniMás, TUDN USA, Univision NOW, TUDN App.
Portugal vs Ireland: Predictions And Odds
Portugal are the “obvious” favorites for this game with -650 moneyline odds seems like an option that turns people away from bookmakers. But there is other option that the Portuguese could cover: the handicap -1.5 goals. Ireland are underdogs with +1700 moneyline odds, it is a fat line and if someone takes it they will fill their pockets with a lot of money. The draw is offered at +550 at FanDuel.
* Odds via FanDuel.