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      • (18') Gonçalo Ramos
      • (29') Cristiano Ronaldo (PG)
      • (72') Cristiano Ronaldo
      • (69') D. Hancko
      • (80') S. Lobotka
      • (57') Bruno Fernandes
      • (75') João Palhinha
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      • (31') P. Pekarík
      • (61') O. Duda
      • (85') T. Suslov
      • (94') P. Hrošovský
      • (94') N. Gyömbér

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          Portugal vs. Slovakia Prediction, Tips & Stats

          Portugal are looking to take a huge stride towards qualification for Euro 2024 as they face Slovakia in Porto on Friday.

          Portugal currently sit top of qualifying Group J with six wins from their first six games of the campaign.

          Portugal have stormed through qualifying thus far having scored a whopping twenty-four goals without conceding once.

          They've been given the luxury of a very easy group, with respect to their opponents, but their exploits should not underestimated as they look to kick on under new manager Roberto Martínez following a disappointing World Cup campaign in Qatar.

          The reverse fixture in Slovakia was a fairly competitive one with Portugal only registering a narrow 1-0 win thanks to a Bruno Fernandes goal in the first half and while home advantage will further strengthen their prospects in this one it should still be a tougher game than most others they've had in this group.

          They're the clear favourites for this one and should win with relative comfort.

          Slovakia currently sit 2nd in qualifying Group J with four wins, one draw and one loss from their first six games of the campaign.

          It's been an impressive showing in Euro 2024 qualifying for Slovakia so far who've put themselves in a very strong position to qualify for the finals in Germany as they sit three points ahead of Luxembourg in 3rd with four games left to be played.

          Much of their success has been predicated on their solid defensive structure having conceded just two goals thus far, and while they could no doubt improve going forward they'll be pleased with how their side is balanced as it favours international football.

          They'll also be pretty satisfied with their form away from home coming into this one having lost just one of their last five games on the road, and despite the difficulty of this fixture they'll feel like they have an outside chance of claiming a result given how well they faired the last team these two sides met.

          A point here would be huge for Slovakia and would minimise the amount of ground that group rivals Luxembourg can make on them, and while the overwhelming likelihood is that they'll fall to defeat here it would be unwise to dismiss their chances altogether.

          For our Portugal vs. Slovakia prediction, we're going for a 3-0 win for the home side.

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          Portugal Team News

          There is much debate, as there has been since before the World Cup, over who should start up top for Portugal as they come into this one having put nine goals past Luxembourg in Cristiano Ronaldo's absence.

          He will, though, likely lineup in the starting XI here as João Neves hopes to make his senior debut.

          Slovakia Team News

          There aren't likely to be any surprises in the Slovakian starting XI as star men Stanislav Lobotka and Milan Škriniar look to lead their side to victory here.

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