Portugal – Iceland. What or who will stop Cristiano Ronaldo?
Nikolay Pavlov November 18, 2023, 1:30 PM Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
It is still difficult to achieve, despite his age.
On November 19, the match of the tenth round of qualifying for Euro 2024 Portugal – Iceland will be played. Starts at 22:45 Moscow time. Experts have already made a prediction: they consider the hosts as favorites: you can bet that the Portuguese will win with odds of 1.18. The Icelanders’ chances are estimated at 19.0. The odds of a tie are 7.20.
Bookmaker odds for the Euro 2024 Portugal – Iceland match on November 19, 2023
Bookmakers believe that the match between Portugal and Iceland will be productive: a total of more than 2.5 goals is equal to 1.54 and a total of less than 2.5 goals is equal to 2.31. The Portuguese goalkeeper is rated at 1.03. If the Icelanders score, the odds will be 2.18. They offer to bet on “both will score” for 2.34.
Analysis and prediction of the EURO 2024 Portugal – Iceland match (11/19/2023)
On November 19, in the matchday ten of qualifying for Euro 2024, Portugal will host Iceland at the José Alvalade stadium. The referee’s initial whistle will sound at 22:45 Moscow time.
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In the last match against Liechtenstein, Roberto Martínez’s team won 2:0. They won all nine matches in the qualifying round with an aggregate score of 34:2 and have already secured a ticket to Euro 2024. It is very likely that the Portuguese are determined to complete qualification with a 100% result.
Martínez’s team defeated Luxembourg (6-0), Iceland (1-0), Slovakia (1-0), Bosnia and Herzegovina (5-0) and Liechtenstein (2-0) as visitors. At home they beat Liechtenstein (4-0), Bosnians (3-0), Luxembourgers (9-0) and Slovaks (3-2). In total, Martínez’s team lost two goals in qualifying for Euro 2024.
It should be noted that Ronaldo scored another goal in the last match. This goal was Cristiano’s 128th goal with the national team. In addition, he surpassed Belgian Romelu Lukaku in the list of top scorers in the qualification for Euro 2024, with 10 goals each.
The Portuguese can congratulate themselves on their choice of coach. Roberto Martínez obtained nine victories in nine games. The Spanish coach managed to find the necessary balance in the lineup, assigning a special role to Ronaldo. The veteran accepted these conditions and is ready to start some matches with strong rivals as a reserve in order to participate in the European Championship.
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The tenth day of group J has friendly status, since the second participant in the European Championship, the Slovak team, has also been determined. No motivation for Iceland is worth talking about.
The Vikings had a poor performance in qualifying for Euro 2024. After nine qualifying matches, they only managed 10 points. The Icelanders were disappointed by a poor game away from home: only three points. They defeated Liechtenstein (7-0), but lost to Bosnia and Herzegovina (0-3), Luxembourg (1-3) and Slovakia (2-4).
Let’s keep in mind that Iceland has a fairly old team and will have to go through a generational change process. Talented young people have already appeared in the team. For example, 20-year-old Lille midfielder Hakon-Arnar Haraldsson scored three goals in qualifying for Euro 2024. The Vikings head coach will most likely build a new team around him.
Roberto Martínez will most likely rotate, but it is unlikely that he will leave Cristiano on the bench. The forward confidently continues his path towards the goal of 1,000 goals scored. Iceland conceded 10 goals in four away games, indicating a weak defensive performance. We recommend paying attention to the victory of the Portuguese and the total of more than 3.5 goals for an odds of 2.60.
Prediction and bets for the EURO 2024 match Portugal – Iceland November 19, 2023
The teams have no objectives in the tournament, so they will play without pressure. Roberto Martínez and his colleagues have an excellent opportunity to see the nearest reserve in action. It is very likely that the Portuguese will play in Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals. The Al-Nasr forward will try to win the title of top scorer at Euro 2024, surpassing Romelu Lukaku. Let’s assume that Portugal wins and the total exceeds 3.5 goals.
Tender: Victory for Portugal and total of more than 3.5 goals in 2.60.