Luxembourg – Portugal: Preview and Highest Odds

Missing Players and team news:
Luxembourg have no need to fix what is not broken, and it would be harsh for Holtz to drop any member of the team who started and starred at the Aviva Stadium at the weekend. Experienced defender Lars Gerson may therefore be restricted to an appearance from the bench, unless the hosting manager opts for a five-at-the-back in order to quell the rampant attack of Portugal. Brothers Vincent Thill and Olivier Thill look set to man the engine room once more, but the oldest in the family – Sebastien Thill – was an unused substitute against Ireland and is unlikely to force his way into the lineup here. In a blow to Portugal but a boost to Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes picked up his second booking of the tournament against Serbia and is suspended for the trip to Luxembourg, so Ruben Neves should fill in. However, Neves’s Wolverhampton Wanderers teammate Joao Moutinho was not involved whatsoever last time out and may be forced to miss this one as well, which could give Renato Sanches the opportunity to impress the manager. Santos will certainly shuffle the pack once again given the hectic schedule and disappointing result last time out, so Nuno Mendes, Domingos Duarte and Joao Felix are all in contention to start.

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