Portugal vs Turkey: For a Place in the Finals

March 23, 2022
Akshay Nayak

FIFA World Cup 2022
World Cup Qualifier Playoffs
Estádio do Dragão, Porto

Portugal Portugal
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Turkey Turkey

On March 25th at 01:15 IST, Portugal will face Turkey in the World Cup qualification playoffs. The odds for Portugal to win the match are firmly in their favor. Portugal qualified for the playoffs after losing to Serbia. Turkey, on the other side, beat Norway and advanced to the playoffs, however, they are in the toughest qualification bracket.

Teams Status


Portugal was in group A of the qualifiers along with Serbia, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Azerbaijan. They were the firm favorites to finish in the top position but Serbia went past them in the last game week to make it to the world cup. Portugal won five matches, drawn two, and lost one match, accumulating 17 points in the process. They had a decent home record in the qualifiers with three wins and a loss. They have scored 17 goals and have conceded just six goals. Cristiano Ronaldo is the leading scorer for them with six goals under his belt.


Turkey is coming off a second-place result in Group G, which also includes the Netherlands, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia, and Gibraltar. They have 21 points from ten games, winning six, drawing three, and losing only one. They have the best away record in the group, with four wins and one loss. They were only two points behind the Netherlands and three points ahead of Norway at the end of the tournament. They have scored 27 goals and surrendered 16 goals in the ten matches they have played in the qualifying round. Burak Yilmaz leads the team in goals scored with five.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Portugal is a 1.39 favorite to win the match, Turkey is a 9.30 favorite, and the draw is at 5.25, according to Melbet sportsbook. Portugal are placed at 1.38 according to the Sportsbet sportsbook, Turkey are placed at 8.20 and the draw is at 4.90 odds. According to the 22Bet sportsbook, Portugal are placed at 1.344, Turkey are placed at 8.90 and the draw is at 5.05 odds.

Tipster’s Angle

Portugal has done pretty well against Turkey and has a 3-1 advantage over them. They are likely to take this match as well and reach the finals. This also could be a low-scoring one-sided game given the context of the match.

Tip: Portugal To Win @ 1.39

Portugal was exceptional in the group stages until the last game against Serbia. In the last ten matches, Portugal has won five matches, drawn two, and lost three matches. Turkey on the other hand has four wins, two draws, and four losses under their belts. Also, Portugal managed to win all three competitive head-to-head matches against Turkey. Portugal has won three of their last four home matches in the qualifiers. So, a Portugal win is on the cards at 1.39 odds available at the Melbet sportsbook.

Tip: Both Teams To Score – No @ 1.70

In the last three competitive head-to-head matches, a total of five goals were scored with Portugal scoring all five. And they have kept a clean sheet in all three matches. Portugal has kept a clean sheet in four of the last five matches that they have played in the qualifiers. Turkey has seen a clean sheet in four of their last ten matches across competitions. In a knockout like this, teams tend to play cautiously. So, it is very likely that either team will keep a clean sheet at 1.70 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.


This looks like the toughest bracket of this qualifiers with the winner of this match to play the winner of Italy and North Macedonia. It looks like either Cristiano Ronaldo or the European Champions will not make it to the world cup in Qatar.

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