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Azerbaijan vs Portugal Predictions & Tips - Portugal predicted to win to nil in World Cup qualifiers

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  • The World Cup qualifier is being played at Baku Olympic Stadium (7pm BST)
  • Portugal have won to nil in their last 5 matches against Azerbaijan
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Portugal's Andre Silva scored first against Qatar (Getty Images)
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Eddy Tora 07 Sep 2021
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Azerbaijan vs Portugal Predictions


Portugal are missing Ronaldo but should still be able to dominate Azerbaijan. I am backing Andre Silva to score in a win to nil for the visitors.
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  • Head to Head
  • Azerbaijan Form
  • Azerbaijan Squad & Team News
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  • Azerbaijan have lost 9 of their last 11 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Portugal have won to nil in their last 5 matches against Azerbaijan (all competitions).
  • Azerbaijan have failed to score in 6 of their last 7 matches against Portugal (all competitions).
  • Portugal have won 12 of their last 13 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Portugal have won to nil in 8 of their last 13 matches (World Cup qualifiers).

Head to Head


Portugal have a 6-0 advantage against Azerbaijan with 1 draw in 7 matches.

Portugal have won to nil in the last five encounters.

Azerbaijan Form


Azerbaijan lost their opening two World Cup qualifiers in March. They lost 1-0 in Portugal and 2-1 against Serbia.

Giovanni De Biasi’s side returned to the qualifiers with a 2-1 defeat in Luxembourg.

Azerbaijan drew 1-1 in Ireland on Saturday. Emin Mahmudov opened the scoring but they couldn’t hold on and conceded an equaliser in the 87th minute.

The draw snapped a run of five straight defeats in the World Cup qualifiers.

Azerbaijan Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev, Mehdi Jannatov, Aydin Bayramov
Defenders: Maksim Medvedev (Captain), Tamkin Khalilzade, Anton Krivotsyuk, Abbas Huseynov, Azer Salahli, Elvin Badalov, Hojjat Haghverdi, Sertan Tashkin
Midfielders: Gara Garayev (Vice-captain), Namik Alaskarov, Emin Mahmudov, Ismayil Ibrahimli, Rahim Sadikhov, Vugar Mustafayev, Toral Bayramov, Filip Ozobić
Forwards: Ramil Sheydayev, Mahir Emreli, Ali Ghorbani, Anatoliy Nuriyev

Badavi Huseynov and Araz Abdullayev miss out.

Eight players in the squad represent Qarabağ with 19 of the 23 players competing in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Ramil Sheydayev has scored seven goals in 38 internationals.

Portugal Form


Portugal are coming off a Round of 16 exit at Euro 2020. They bowed out after a 1-0 defeat to Belgium.

Fernando Santos’ side returned to the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-1 win against Republic of Ireland. They needed two late goals from Ronaldo to get it done to make it 12 wins in their last 13 qualifiers.

Portugal played a friendly against Qatar on Saturday. They took a 2-0 lead through André Silva and Otávio, Bruno Fernandes wrapping it up with a late penalty.

Portugal Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício, Anthony Lopes, Diogo Costa
Defenders: Pepe, Raphaël Guerreiro, Rúben Dias, João Cancelo, Nélson Semedo, Nuno Mendes, Domingos Duarte
Midfielders: João Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Danilo Pereira, João Mário, Bruno Fernandes, Rafa Silva, Rúben Neves, João Palhinha, Otávio
Forwards: Francisco Trincão, André Silva, Gonçalo Guedes, Diogo Jota, Pedro Gonçalves

Right back Nélson Semedo replaces Ricardo Pereira who picked up an injury.

Sporting centre-back Gonçalo Inácio left the squad after failing a fitness test. José Fonte was left out alongside William Carvalho, Renato Sanches, Sérgio Oliveira and João Félix.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 111 goals in 180 appearances for Portugal but is suspended. He was replaced by Francisco Trincão.

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Verdict

Portugal are expected to be too good for Azerbaijan in the World Cup qualifiers. Ronaldo’s absence means Andre Silva should get plenty of opportunities to score.

Best Bets: Portugal Win To Nil $1.66 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Best Bets: Andre Silva Anytime Goalscorer $1.95 at Neds - 2 Units
Value Bet: Andre Silva First Goalscorer $4.75 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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