Date: Wednesday 6th July Venue: Stade de Lyon Competition: Euro 2016 Semi-Final KO: 20.00
Portugal are without William Carvalho who is suspended for the semi-final, fellow defensive midfielder Danilo could come in to the side.
Central defender Pepe is a doubt but should be fit for the game. Renato Sanches will retain his place in the starting eleven.
Wales have a double suspension blow with Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies missing. Hal Robson-Kanu should continue up front as the loan striker but Sam Vokes is also pushing for a start.
James Collins could come in to the Wales defence.
This game will be so much more than just a two-man tie between the two Real Madrid stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Both sides will be delighted to reach the semi-final after not being among the favorites before the tournament.
Portugal have had to play into extra-time in both of their knockout matches so far against Croatia and Poland, with the quarter-final with Poland going to penalties. The big question is whether they have enough left in the tank to go through against a buoyant Wales side who saw off both Northern Ireland and Belgium within 90 minutes.
Wales mounted an impressive comeback against Belgium, running out comfortable winners. However, the victory came at a cost with the suspension of Ramsey and Davies. Ramsey in-particular will be a huge miss for Chris Coleman’s side as the Arsenal man has dazzled in the tournament so far.
Expect this game to be a tentative affair especially with Wales playing in their first ever semi-final. Portugal may go into the game as favorites despite not winning a single game at the tournament in 90 minutes but Ronaldo is let to really light up the competition. Will it be he or Bale who continues on to the final in Paris on Sunday.
Portugal reached the semi-finals four years ago losing to Spain on penalties.
This is the furthest Wales have gone in a major tournament.
Bale has three goals at the tournament whereas Ronaldo has two.
Portugal have won two of the last three games between the two countries.
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Soares, Pepe, Fonte, Eliseu; Danilo; Quaresma, Sanshes, Joao Mario; Ronaldo, Nani
Wales: Hennessey; Chester, A. Williams, Collins; Gunter, Ledley, Allen, Taylor; Bale; Vokes, Robson-Kanu
Prediction: Portugal 2-2 Wales