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Portugal vs Switzerland Predictions and Match Preview

Leaguelane
03 Dec 2022 21:02    


Portugal vs Switzerland World Cup 2022



Portugal vs Switzerland
World Cup 2022 Round of 16
Date: Tuesday, 6 December 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium (Lusail).


A tight game is on the cards when Portugal take on Switzerland in the round of 16 tie at the FIFA World Cup 2022.


Portugal were tipped as favorites prior to the tournament kick-off, but they had to fight it out extremely hard in a complex group. The wins against Ghana (3-2) and Uruguay (2-0) sent them to the knockout round before the final group before South Korea brought them to their knees with a surprise 2-1 win.


Ronaldo’s poor form in front of goal is a serious problem for this Portuguese side. With Joao Felix also struggling in similar aspects, much of the goal scoring responsibility lies with the midfield duo Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva.


Switzerland were in a tough group alongside Brazil, Cameroon and Serbia. However, they were impressive and bagged two wins barring a narrow defeat to the South American giants.


Also, they have now qualified from the group in all major tournaments since 2014. This includes 2 Euros and now a third consecutive World Cup round of 16 appearance.


Although huge underdogs at this stage, Switzerland can be a handful for opponents and they have shown this already in last year’s European Championship by knocking hot favorites France from the competition.


However, they are yet to progress beyond the round of 16 having lost to Sweden and Argentina by a solitary goal in the last two editions.


Portugal vs Switzerland Head-to-head

  • There is nothing to choose between the teams as Switzerland and Portugal share 3 wins each from their last six h2h meetings.
  • The most recent of this came in June 2022 UEFA Nations League where the Nati won 1-0 in front of their own fans.
  • The teams are meeting at the World Cup for the first time, but they had met once during the group stage of Euros. Switzerland again the surprise winner by a 2-1 margin.


Portugal vs Switzerland Prediction

There is plenty of quality in this Portuguese side and one must be expecting them to do well in the competition despite the poor form of Cristiano Ronaldo. Switzerland can be a handful as we have seen in the narrow 1-0 loss to Brazil and they are expected to make life tough for Fernando Santos and his men on Tuesday.


We will back the over 2.5 goals for this match as we have seen plenty of action from the attacking front of both teams. Also, neither of their defense looked comfortable during those games, making a strong case to back goals in this tie.


We will take Bruno Fernandes to score anytime here, was unlucky not to find the net against Ghana while bagging a double in the all important win against Uruguay.


Portugal vs Switzerland Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.40 odds
Bruno Fernandes to score anytime @ 4.50
Correct Score 2-2 Draw @ 19.00 odd



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