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Portugal will host Turkey in a bid to inch closer to the 2022 Qatar World Cup after missing out on automatic qualification.

Portugal come into this game on the back of a 2-1 loss to Dragan Stojkovic’s Serbia in their most recent game.

Turkey, on the other hand, beat Miodrag Radulovic’s Montenegro 2-1 prior to this mouthwatering clash.

The home team were forced to go the playoff route after finishing second in Group A, while Turkey finished as runners-up to the Netherlands in Group G.

This is Portugal’s third play-off tie, and they have a wonderful record so far after winning all four previous play-off legs they’ve played.

Since crashing out of Euro 2020 without a single point to their name, Turkey have only suffered one defeat in seven games since.

Who will come out on top in this clash? Play here to make your predictions.

What time does Portugal vs Turkey start?

The game kicks off at 10:45pm Kenyan time at the Estadio Dragao.

Portugal vs Turkey team news

The hosts have huge defensive woes to deal with as Pepe, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo have all been ruled out.

Ruben Neves and Antonio Lopes are also injured and will be replaced by Vitinha and Wolves custodian Jose Sa.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the country’s top scorer, will lead the attacking line and will be supported by Liverpool’s Diogo Jota.

For the visitors, Zeki Celik may get the nod at right back joining Caglar Soyuncu and Merih Demiral in the back line.

Veteran striker Burak Yilmaz, who has scored 30 goals for his country, will bear the goal-scoring burden for Turkey.

Portugal vs Turkey head to head

There have been three matches played between these two teams with the hosts winning twice and Turkey getting one win under their belt.

Portugal vs Turkey current form

Both teams have an identical record coming into the game, winning three, losing once and drawing another in their recent run of five matches.

Portugal vs Turkey prediction

The hosts boast a better record and the home advantage they are expected to grind out a victory.

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