Portugal vs Sweden
Date: Tuesday, 28th March 2017
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio dos Barreiros.
Both teams will come in the game in high spirits after they celebrated demolishing wins over Hungary and Belarus in their respective qualifiers at the weekend.
Portugal will, however, come in the game as favourites as their star man Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make the start, while Janne Andresson will still need a lot of time to put things in bed after Zlatan Ibrahimovic said goodbye to the national team.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been enjoying a terrific campaign having already netted as many as nine goals in five qualifying matches for the European champions.
Real Madrid’s superstar has been enjoying a great shape lately. He completed a brace in a commanding 3-0 win over Hungary on Saturday evening. You can back Ronaldo to score anytime against Sweden at the odds of 4/6.
The visitors notched as many as ten goals in consecutive wins over Slovakia and Belarus. They also have a predator in the final third in the like of Marcus Berg who got has been in great touch lately for Panathinaicos.
Berg scored six goals in last four matches in all competitions and he might be yet another decent option for the anytime goalscorer pick at the odds of 10/3. RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg contributed to the win over Belarus with a brace to take his tally to three gaols so far in the WC Qualification campaign.
Portugal vs Sweden: Head to head
You can all certainly remember the intense playoffs legs from November 2013 when the two sides battled for the spot at the World Cup in Brazil.
It was literally a show directed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Portuguese star has been more successful netting a hat-trick in the second leg, while Zlatan stopped at a brace.
Portugal will have the chance to make it all square in head to head matches with Sweden who lead the tie by a single win.
Portugal vs Sweden: Prediction
We most certainly expect to see goals on Tuesday evening because both sides have been super inspired in the final third lately.
Portugal vs Sweden: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be Over 2.5 goals & BTTS at 7/4 odds with Bet365.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score anytime is a must take bet at 4/6.