Portugal vs Switzerland
UEFA Nations League
Date: Sunday, 5 June 2022
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade.
The Portuguese did manage to scrape through the playoffs and secure a ticket to the upcoming World Cup. While it definitely is something to be happy about this is not something expected from a team that was supposed to be one of the favorites in Qatar.
They really have lost their fear factor and their objective before December will be to get that back. They do have an amazing team full of talents and they have several fixtures in the next few months to get their mojo back.
Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo will also be fired up after seeing his eternal rival Lionel Messi reigning supreme in international stage lately.
However, the Swiss will definitely have some plans. They are no mean team. They managed to top their qualification group for the World Cup and thus put Italy in the second spot.
And this eventually led to Italy being eliminated in the playoffs and thus being denied an entry into the World Cup for a second successive time.
Through the qualification campaign the Swiss remained completely unbeaten, and had scored the most number of goals in their group as well. Most importantly they had let in a total of just 2 goals all through the tournament as well.
It goes without saying that either team will produce a fierce encounter this Saturday. Also, with the presence of Spain in the same group it is important for both the squads to post as many points as they can in this beginning face itself.
By the looks of things expect goals to come from either end of the pitch as these two offensive monsters take on each other.
Portugal vs Switzerland Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four clashes saw either team recording two wins apiece.
- The latest meeting had finished in a 3-1 win for the Portuguese.
- The Swiss had scored 2 or more goals in 2 of the past 4 clashes.
- It’s been 35 years since the Portuguese have failed to score at home.
Portugal vs Switzerland Prediction & Analysis
The Portuguese are on a 2-fixture winning streak and had scored a total 5 goals in the process. And due to these 2 wins they now have the chance to take part in the World Cup.
It also needs to be noted that they have lost just once in the past 10 fixtures.
On the other hand, the Swiss were unbeaten in 12 their past 13 games and this only defeat had come against Euro finalists England. Do also note that they had scored 4 or more goals in 2 of their past 5 fixtures.
Considering these stats, anticipate goals to come from either end of the pitch this weekend.
Tips for Portugal vs Switzerland
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.25 (5/4).