Portugal vs Liechtenstein Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 23/03/2023

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Top Bets and Predictions for Portugal vs Liechtenstein

Portugal will look to start their EURO2024 campaign with a convincing win over lowly Liechtenstein in front of their fans in Lisbon.

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Under 4.5 Goals

There are not many relevant options for this Portugal vs Liechtenstein tie, so you need to get a bit creative with your pick. Some bettors will expect a goal bonanza in Lisbon with Liechtenstein having a hard time coping against a terrific Portugal team that will have a new manager at the helm for the first time in years. Roberto Martinez replaced a long-time coach Fernando Santos after the World Cup. These teams met eight times in the past dating to their first match in 1994, and the first four games they played went over 5.5 goals. However, the last three did not. Liechtenstein is no match for the talent that Portugal possesses, but they did improve over the years, and with this being the first game of the qualification period, sometimes it's hard to get the big scoring result in such an early stage, especially with the new manager at the helm.

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First Half Correct Score – 1-0

Portugal will be the overwhelming favorite and with odds for this Portugal vs Liechtenstein prediction as low as they are, you might want to check the correct score option. We are going with a low-scoring game in the second prediction as well, and looking at Portugal taking the lead should be a prerogative. The home team will be looking to come out swinging early in the match hoping for a quick resolution and making sure that things don't get complicated.

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Market Odds and Stats for Portugal vs Liechtenstein prediction

These are the latest stats for the match in question:

Current form

Portugal's last five matches: WWLWL

Liechtenstein's last five matches: LLLLL

Here are the bookmakers' choices regarding Portugal vs Liechtenstein odds:

Portugal odds: 101/100 (1.01) – 99%

Draw odds: 26/1 (26.00) – 3.8%

Liechtenstein odds: 81/1 (81.00) – 1.2%

The probability of a potential win for Liechtenstein is massive, and if it did happen, it would represent probably the biggest surprise in the history of EURO qualification. The odds that are set in favor of Portugal are not impressive in any aspect, so if you are going to search for some options, check our dedicated football betting tips page, and these are some options you might want to consider: Multiscores option of 1:0, 2:0, or 3:0 gives you odds of 5/1 (5.00) – 20% while going for a quick goal in the first 10 minutes will award you with odds of 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%.

Portugal vs Liechtenstein Lineups, Team Information, and Preview


It is always important to start your qualification period for the big competition with a win, and Portugal will look to do just that when they meet a team that shouldn't be much of an adversary. However, it happens often enough that even the less attractive opponents can provide some danger for the favorite, so Portugal will have to be careful in avoiding any possible slip-ups. Porto's Pepe has been reported as the only player injured thus far among the players who have been invited to join the squad for the matches against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg this week.

Portugal is currently 9th in the global football ranking based on the latest stats by FIFA. With Roberto Martinez as the new head coach, there is hope Portugal can compete more strongly than they have done in recent years. The former Belgium coach brings a wealth of experience to the Portuguese and is expected to make Cristiano Ronaldo an important part of his squad. The Portugal head coach is likely to set up his team in a 4-3-3 formation based on his recent formation stats.

Possible lineup: Costa, Inacio, Silva, Mendes, Cancelo, Vitinha, Fernandes, Silva, Mario, Leao, Ramos.


The small principality team has never played in any major competition, and even worse, they participated in seven qualification cycles for European Championships, and only once they didn't end up as the last team in the group. Austrian coach Rene Pauritsch is the team's manager, he doesn't have injury issues with his squad at this time.

Liechtenstein has fallen two places in the latest world Football rankings by FIFA. The visitors are currently in position 198th worldwide and are expected to lose this game by a huge margin. Liechtenstein is expected to line up in a heavily defensive setup of 5-4-1.

Possible lineup: Ospelt, Traber, Hofer, Malin, Marxer, Yildiz, Sele, Haster, Luchinger, Meier, Gassner.

Player to Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portugal legend was surprised inclusion by new manager Roberto Martinez even though there were plenty of suggestions he is retired from the squad. The 38-year-old has played 196 times for his country scoring 118 goals. He joined Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia after the World Cup and scored nine goals with a couple of assists in eight appearances.

Notes about Portugal vs Liechtenstein prediction

Portugal vs Liechtenstein Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 23/03/2023

  • When is the kick-off? – 19:15 BST, 20:15 CET
  • Where is the match venue? – The game will be played at Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon
  • Did they ever meet before? – The last time they met was in a friendly match during the calendar year 2009, Portugal won 3-0
  • What is their h2h record? – They played eight times, Portugal won seven games while one match ended in a draw
  • Will Portugal vs Liechtenstein matchup on Thursday, 23rd March 2023 be televised in the UK? Yes, the game will be live on Viaplay Xtra.
  • Who will referee Portugal vs Liechtenstein fixture? Norwegian referee, Espen Eskas will be in charge.