2016 Euro winner Portugal will face Turkey in a World Cup qualifier playoff match. Here, you will find the preview, venue, schedule, TV broadcast, live stream, head to head results, squads and prediction of Portugal vs Turkey match.
Competition: WCQ Playoff Portugal vs Turkey
Date: 24 March
Time: 08.45 pm CET
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao
Tv Broadcasting: Sky Sports
Portugal have almost the same setup for a long time now. Their veteran coach Fernando Santos managed them for many days. They have one of the best players in the history of the sport in Ronaldo. This consistency reflects in their achievement as they won their first major tournament in 2016. In 2017, they won the Uefa nations cup also. Plenty of young and talented players are now in their rank in Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix, Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Dias to name a few.
However, the reality is a bit harsh for the Portuguese at this time. They failed to reach the world cup after the completion of the qualifier rounds. Now they are set to play Turkey. The winner of this match will face the winner of Italy vs North Macedonia. One of these four will play in Qatar which means either Portugal or Italy won’t be there.
Turkey has some experienced players in their rank. They’re not the clear favourite in the game nevertheless anything can happen in a 90-minute football match. They have skilled striker Burak Yilmaz, Inter Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanouglo, Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu, Cengiz Under and many other players who are experienced in European football. Any given day, they can do anything. In a do or die match they will certainly give their everything to nail Portugal down.
When Portugal vs Turkey match will be played?
Date: The match will be played on 24 March, Thursday at 08.45 pm Central European Time.
Portugal vs Turkey match is going to take place in Estadio Do Dragao. The 50035 seater stadium is situated in Porto which is the home ground of FC Porto.
Portugal vs Turkey Head to head results:
- Matches played: 8
- Portugal won: 6
- Turkey won: 2
Portugal is the clear favourite between these two sides as the previous history talk for them. However, they lost the last encounter in 2012. The result was Turkey 3- 1 Portugal.
Last 5 match results:
- Portugal: Lost – Draw – Win – Win-Win
- Turkey: Win – Win – Win – Draw – Loss
Portugal Team News:
Portugal is suffering from injury concerns in their most important match. They’re missing their best defender, Man City player Ruben Dias who is out for more than a month. Added to that, Dias’s partner in the heart of the defence, veteran Pepe is also out and Joao Cancelo, one of the best left-back right now is suspended for the match. Therefore, what is going to be their best XI in Portugal vs Turkey match is a big question now.
Probable XI: Rui Patricio, Diogo Dalot, Raphael Guerreiro, Inacio, Jose Fonte, Danilo Pereira, Joao Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Felix.
Turkey Team News:
Turkey’s side has no such problems. They have no major fitness issues or card problems. They can call their best possible XI for the match.
Probable XI: Cakir, Celik, Merih Demiral, Caglar Soyuncu, Ridvan, Abdulkadir, Tokoz, Hakan Calhanogulo, Burak Yilmaz, Cengiz Under, Bozok.
How to watch Portugal vs Turkey on TV?
Portugal vs Turkey match will be broadcasted live in Sky Sports premier league.
How to Live Stream Portugal vs Turkey?
Sky Sports subscribers can enjoy the live stream of Portugal vs Turkey match in the Sky Go app online.
NOW TV will also stream the match live for their subscribers. A day pass costs £9.99 is available.
Portugal vs Turkey Prediction:
Turkey will win the match and make an upset by knocking Portugal and Ronaldo out of the World Cup.