Portugal vs Ukraine: Euro 2020 qualifier prediction, squads, live stream, TV channel, How To Watch

Portugal vs Ukraine: Euro 2020 qualifier prediction, squads, live stream, TV channel, How To Watch
European champions Portugal start the defence of their title with a qualifier at home to Ukraine in Lisbon.
 
The defending champions are back, and so is their hero. 
 
After his fantastic performance in the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo is back to tie boots for his country. 
 
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The team topped their group in the Nations League, competing with the likes of Poland and Italy. 
 
Portugal are set to have the edge against Ukraine in a 2020 European Championship qualifier at the Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
 
They would be hoping to lift the Nations League title as well, to complement their victory in the last edition of the Euros.
 
Ukraine did some good work in the Nations League, and rightfully achieved promotion to the League A. 
 
But it needs to be noted that they were included in a group with Slovakia and Czech Republic – historically not considered as major players in the sport.
 
The hosts have the confidence and the esteem of being the defending champions. 
 
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And with the return of Cristiano to their mix, the team is even more strong, and to top it all off, they are at home.
 
Team News of Portugal vs Ukraine
 
Portugal Team News
 
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the Portugal squad for the first time since the World Cup was the headline selection in Fernando Santos’ squad.
 
Eder and Renato Sanches are among the players to miss out, along with Andre Gomes, while Bruno Fernandes has withdrawn through injury. 
 
Diogo Jota could be in line for a Portugal debut, however, after his good performances for Wolves this season.
 
After winning both of the reverse fixtures in September and October respectively, Portugal drew with both Italy and Poland in November to seal top spot in their UEFA Nations League group. 
 
Ukraine Team News
 
Bohdan Butko, Serhiy Sydorchuk and Artem Kravets have all returned to the Ukraine squad to face Portugal. 
 
Andriy Yarmolenko is their most notable absentee as he continues to suffer with the injury which has ruled him out for West Ham for much of the season, 
 
while Roman Zozulya has had to make do with a place on the standby list only.
 
Ukraine won 1-0 at home to both Slovakia and Czech Republic (after also beating the latter away) to top their UEFA Nations League but they suffered a 4-1 defeat to the former in their final group game – Yevgeni Konoplyanka scoring their goal. 
 
Line Up
 
Portugal likely XI: Rui Patricio, Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Ruben Dias, Mario Rui, William Carvalho, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo
 
Ukraine likely XI: Andriy Lunin, Oleksandr Karavayev, Bohdan Butko, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Mykyta Burda, Ruslan Malinovskiy, Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zonchenko, Marlos, Artem Kravets, Yevgeni Konoplyanka
 
Score Prediction: Portugal 2-0 Ukraine
 


 
Portugal vs Ukraine Head-to-Head Stats
 
This will be the first time Portugal and Ukraine have faced each other since World Cup 1998 qualifying – their only previous meetings. 
 
Those matches in 1996 saw Ukraine win 2-1 at home but Portugal won 1-0 in the reverse fixture.
 
How to Watch Today’s Portugal vs Ukraine Euro Qualifying match Live Telecast & TV channels info – 21 March 2019
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More Details
 
Portugal vs Ukraine
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Friday, 22nd March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).
 
Source: REUTERS

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