Portugal is facing a Switzerland team who have already taken them down this year when they meet in the last 16 of the World Cup on Tuesday. Portugal’s main 11 should be ready for the match after Fernando Santo rang the changes for the team’s final group game versus South Korea. Cristiano Ronaldo and co took a shocking 2-1 loss, though that didn’t affect their position as table-toppers in Group H.
Confidence and form are precious two commodities in football, so the Portugal team will still be feeling deflated after taking that loss, as they are no doubt feeling it following the defeat to Switzerland back in June’s Nations League. In reality, the Swiss will have no inferiority complex arriving to this one as they managed to take down Portugal 1-0 in Group A2 back in the summer.
Murat Yakin’s side looked good back then, and they are looking good now. The A-Team were largely resilient against the Brazilian team, with the tournament favorites requiring a late deflected Casemiro scoring to seal a 1-0 victory, while they also kept Cameroon muzzled in a 1-0 win and took down Serbia 3-2. That result showed the best side of Switzerland.
Yakin and his men found the perfect harmony of chaos and control during the group stage. Breel Embolo, Ruben Vargas and Xherdan Shaqiri brought on an interesting show and an unpredictable carnage, while Remo Freuler, Djibril Sow and Granit Xhaka added a pinch of midfield tenacity and endeavor. Portugal is definitely not going to have an easy time against their opponents.
Portugal has already won and even scored a penalty this tournament, and against a nation who aren’t exactly tackle shy, they will be expecting contact when they penetrate the opposing lines. In fact, of the qualified nations at the World Cup, only Argentina has won more fouls than Portugal. By those same parameters, only the Netherlands, Japan and Morocco have conceded more fouls than the Swiss team..
Portugal vs Switzerland Game Information
- Date: 12/06/2022
- Time: 02:00 PM ET
- Location: Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar
- How to Watch Portugal vs Switzerland: NBC
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Portugal vs Switzerland Betting Lines
Portugal is –230 according to our Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $43.48. On the other side, Switzerland is +180 according to the Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $180.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Portugal at a 69.70% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Switzerland has 35.71% probability of finishing the game
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