Portugal vs Serbia World Cup Live Football Score 27 Mar 2021
- Date: Saturday, Mar. 27 | Time: 03:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Rajko Mitic — Belgrade, Serbia
- Live Stream: ESPN+
- Odds: Serbia +375; Draw +260; Portugal -138 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Serbia and Portugal will both be aiming to build on opening-day victories in World Cup qualification when they do battle at the Stadion Rajko Mitic on Saturday evening in Group A.
The hosts edged a five-goal thriller with the Republic of Ireland in their first game, while Portugal needed a huge stroke of luck to overcome Azerbaijan in midweek.
Aleksandar Mitrovic‘s ongoing troubles at Fulham have clearly not affected his ability on the international stage, as Serbia’s star striker rediscovered his goalscoring touch at the perfect time to help his side to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Ireland on matchday one.
The former Newcastle United man had only been on the pitch for five minutes before scoring a delightful chip past a hapless Mark Travers, and he soon doubled his tally with what proved to be the game-winning header in the 75th minute, with James Collins‘s late tap-in unable to inspire Ireland to a dramatic comeback on Serbia’s turf.
An intense battle for the centre-forward spot is now brewing in Serbia’s ranks after Dusan Vlahovic started and scored on the night, with Mitrovic also hopeful of fending off Luka Jovic for the opportunity to start against Portugal – quite an ideal dilemma for Dragan Stojkovic to have as his three strikers bid to prove their prowess in the final third.
Serbia’s goal-laden performance in midweek sees them sit atop the rankings after the first match, although they are only above Portugal on goals scored ahead of a mouthwatering contest, and the two goals they shipped on the night ended a run of three consecutive clean sheets for the hosts across all competitions.