As the 2022 World Cup draws closer, fans are beginning to speculate who might come out on top this time around.
Brazil are strong favorites this year, closely followed by England and France, who all have extremely deep and talent-rich teams.
However, in every World Cup there is always a dark horse to watch out for, and this year, it may well be Portugal. If you are looking for betting odds for the World Cup, then look no further than Mr Bet Betting, where you can back Brazil, England, France, or even Portgual to come out on top this year.
Portugal’s 2022 World Cup XI
Portugal do have a very solid team that is being overlooked by may. A number of talented players litter their ranks, with the potential to upset the odds and bring home a trophy.
Portugal has the options of three high level goalkeepers, with Diogo Costa of Porto, Rui Patrício of Roma, and Anthony Lopes of Lyon all ready to take the number 1 spot for their country.
A slightly weaker backline will likely see Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo and Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro take on the full-back positions, whilst veteran defenders Pepe and Jose Fonte could hold the center. Alternatively, Diogo Dalot, Nuno Mendes, and Cédric Soares are all also available.
It is in midfield that the depth and talent of the team really begins to shine through. William Carvalho, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Moutinho, and Bernardo Silva will all be vying for a place in the starting XI, which is the perfect problem to have for manager Fernando Santos.
Up front, once again, there is a surplus of talent. Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo will almost certainly start ahead of Andre Silva, whilst it stands to reason that Liverpool’s Diogo Jota and Atlético Madrid’s Joao Felix will take up position on the flanks. Rafael Leao of AC Milan and Gonçalo Guedes of Valencia are also solid options.
This team is full of attacking talent, and what they lack at the back, is more than made up for with goal-scoring firepower.
How do you see Portugal faring at the 2022 World Cup?