Monday, 26 March 2018

Portugal vs Holland predictions: Friendly match preview & predicted line-ups

Portugal are solid top picks to win this match against Holland, at 11/10.

Holland can be upheld at 11/5.

Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to get on the scoresheet for the ninth successive match as Portugal advance up their arrangements for this current summer's World Cup.

No player in world football is in deadlier frame the Cristiano Ronaldo, who relatively without any assistance turned things around for Portugal last time out.

The Real Madrid star scored two objectives in second-half stoppage time on Friday night as Portugal beat Egypt in Zurich – the two objectives were helped by Ricardo Quaresma.

Egypt looked like asserting a win on account of Mohamed Salah's opener, before Ronaldo started the pivot in the 92nd moment.

Ronaldo has now scored six objectives in his keep going two matches, following on from his four-objective pull for Real Madrid against Girona.

Surprisingly, the 33-year-old has scored in eight back to back matches, netting 17 times in that period.

Generally speaking, Ronaldo has scored 41 objectives in 39 appearances for club and nation this season.
Portugal team news vs Holland

Fabio Coentrao and 20-year-old Ruben Dias both withdraw from the original squad due to injury.

William Carvalho is out injured until April.

After his two assists off the bench on Friday, Ricardo Quaresma is likely to start this one.

Nelson Semedo, Renato Sanches, Nani and Euro 2016 hero Eder were among those not to receive call-ups.

Holland team news vs Portugal

PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet played in goal against England and could make way for Barcelona back-up Jasper Cillessen.

Youngsters Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Justin Kluivert and Guus Til were unused substitutes at the Amsterdam ArenA, although 18-year-old Matthjis de Ligt played 90 minutes.

Given that this is a friendly – and the Netherlands are not preparing for the World Cup in the summer – both sides may be tempted to rotate quite liberally.

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