Liechtenstein vs Portugal
March 23, 2023 3:45 pm EDT
The Line: Portugal -20000 / Liechtenstein +5500 // Total: 5.5
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Portugal and Liechtenstein face off on Thursday in a UEFA European Qualifier at José Alvalade Stadium.
Portugal vs Liechtenstein Odds
Portugal is the favorite sitting at -20000 while Liechtenstein is the underdog sitting at +5500. The total in this game sits at 5.5 goals with the over paying out -145.
Portugal Betting Preview
Portugal advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup before they were knocked out in shocking fashion against Morocco. They had 74 percent of the possession and three shots on target, but they couldn’t find the back of the net. Cristiano Ronaldo has been named to the squad and he should get the start in this game. Pepe will be missing this game though as he deals with a knock that he picked up last week. This team has a new manager, but this team looks a lot like the team that played in the World Cup.
Liechtenstein Betting Preview
Liechtenstein hasn’t found a whole lot of success with their soccer program as of late, and there are some concerns about how this team will do in the European Qualifier. On November 16th, Liechtenstein faced off against Gibraltar and they were defeated 2-0. Captain Nicolas Hasler will get the start in this game, and as the top offensive player, he is going to need to try to put some pressure on the Portugal defense. Yanik Frick has been left off the squad and that has been a surprise to many. The defense is also going to need to be good. If the defense struggles, this is going to be a long game for them.
Shane’s Free Pick
Lichtenstein doesn’t have a lot of attacking power, and Portugal looks to be the best team in the group. Portugal is going to get whatever type of offense they want, and they are going to have no issue scoring goals here. Portugal is going to score at least six goals, and Liechtenstein isn’t going to find the back of the net. This game is going to be a blowout victory by the favorites. Back Portugal -5.5.