Portugal looking to secure second place in Group F vs Israel
Portugal face Israel in Group F of WC 2014 qualifications, with the target to take at least a point and secure the second place in the group and stay a point behind Russia, as Sbornaya are playing on the road at Luxembourg and winning won’t be a surprise for the Russian side. Ronaldo and his teammates made a quite fascinating game in Israel, finishing 3:3 with Coentrao securing the point in the 93rd minute of the match, with the score being 1:3 for Israel in the 70th minute of the game. Now the Portuguese are 5 points infront of Israel with 2 games remaining until the end of the qualifying stage and this game is of great importance to Paulo Bento’s side. Israel struggled against Azerbaijan, finishing 1:1 and losing to Russia 1:3 on the road, hence the 5 points gap with Portugal. With Luxembourg in the last round for Portugal at home and Russia visiting Azerbaijan, there is still hope for Os Navegadores that they can still manage to get to the first place if Russia somehow lose points in Baku.
Our prediction for this game: a Win for Portugal with at least 2 goals margin.