Portugal had a not so jubilant debut when they only won 1-0 against a much weaker Azerbaijan.However, it was a match that coach Fernando Santos actively played slowly and kept his strength and did not launch a strong squad. 

Obviously, this strategist wants to save the best for the match as a guest Serbia more important in this second match. The return of midfielder Pepe in the defense and Bruno Fernandes in the midfield promises to help the Selecao's squad become more balanced against the quality Serbian squad.

Serbia's problematic defense is the key for Portugal to aim for these 3 match points. With a cohesive and brave team, the Santos teachers and students can completely finish the opponent with a sure match. In the past 2 years, Serbia has 10 home games with 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. They have lost 2-4 to Portugal themselves and 0-1 to Hungary in Nations League in the past year. Meanwhile, Portugal has only 7 away games in the past 2 years with 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. They lost 1-2 at Ukraine in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. However, in the Nations League last year, the Selecao won 2-0 in Sweden, 3-2 at Croatia and drew 0-0 at France . Obviously, once the Santos teachers and students focus, the world athletes like France are also helpless to find a table, Serbia can hardly do better. So,

Odds of the Serbian vs Portugal: choose Portugal and Under.

Predict Serbia vs Portugal: 0-1 or 0-2 (H1: 0-1).