Estadio Algavre will host Sunday’s World Cup qualifier between Portugal and Ireland, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Selecao are eyeing top position in Group A, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Irish.
Portugal have posted nine victories and nine clean sheets from their 17 matches dating back to September 2020. Republic of Ireland have only beaten Andorra in their last 14 starts, losing seven. What’s more, Santos’ star-studded side have smashed in 34 goals across their last 14 home matches – an average of 2.4 strikes per 90 minutes – and it’s also worth remembering that that the Selecao notched up two or more strikes in each of their three “Group of Death” outings at Euro 2020.