Sweden vs Portugal
UEFA Nations League
Date: Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Friends Arena (Stockholm).
Another clash in Group 3 of League A UNL fixture will be Sweden against Portugal; with the latter leading the group table as it stands. Meanwhile, the home team is looking to open their account in the tournament. But with France and Croatia in the mix, they have very little chance to qualify for the play-offs.
Sweden had their opening match at the comforts of home, but it was against the World Champions France which gave them lesser to no chance in turning it into a home win. As expected, Deschamps and his men took all three points with a 0-1 scoreline.
Portugal had their previous encounter at home against Croatia and the former had a 4-1 win with their key player Cristiano Ronaldo ruled out because of injury. Portugal’s young side has shown great movement with the ball and their quickness will probably aid them in the quest at Stockholm.
Sweden vs Portugal Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of their recent seven meetings have ended in a draw.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-3 away win for Sweden.
- Both teams have scored in the recent two fixtures.
- The visitor has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
Sweden vs Portugal Prediction
Sweden came in with a four-game winning streak into the tournament, but their opening match with France saw them losing in their schedule. Since they are playing on the back of a loss at home, their chance is narrow against a stronger side like Portugal.
The host fought well, but their attack was not sharp enough to turn their attempts into goals. The lack of a finisher in the middle was felt in their movements, which is something Portugal can work upon in the game to find space in the middle.
The Portuguese side has many young legs in the mix that have played in top leagues like English Premier League, La Liga, etc. They showed their strength with a 4-1 win at home against Croatia last time out, and can be expected to deliver a similar performance on the road.
Since the visitor is closer to creating more opportunities in the game, the away win in full-time will be a suitable option to yield decent returns. With the young guns coming in hot, the tip for over 1.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters.
Sweden vs Portugal Betting tips
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Portugal to win @ 1.80 (4/5).
To win either half: Portugal @ 1.50 (1/2).