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Portugal and Switzerland will play at Lusail Iconic Stadium on Tuesday in the final match of the round of 16. Portugal go into the fixture following a surprise loss on the final day of the group stage, as the Navigators gave up a one-goal lead to South Korea to lose 2-1. 

Switzerland rallied for a victory against Serbia on the final day of Group G by a score of 3-2. The Swiss finished level on points with Group G winner, Brazil, with six points. However, the Red Crosses missed out on topping the group due to an inferior goal difference. 

Portugal and Switzerland met 25 times previously in international competition. The Swiss have the edge in the teams’ head-to-head encounters with a record of 11W-5D-9L. 

Portugal are the sportsbooks’ favourite to pick up the win on Tuesday in the Lusail Stadium. The winner of the match will face off with either Morocco or Spain in the quarterfinals. 

Sportsbooks’ best betting odds on Portugal winning at full-time are 10/11. Switzerland are at odds of 7/2 to win, while a draw is at the best betting odds of 9/4. Let’s explore some ideas for a bet builder for the World Cup fixture.

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Double chance: Portugal win or Switzerland win   

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Switzerland have the edge in head-to-head encounters against Portugal. The Swiss are a strong team and it is claimed coach Murat Yakin has the best squad the country has ever produced. 

The Swiss have won 11 of 25 all-time meetings against the Portuguese. The Red Crosses shouldn’t be counted out. 

Portugal had a changed squad for matchday No 3 in the group stage against South Korea. Cristiano Ronaldo played in the game but didn’t finish it. Portugal conceded a late goal to South Korea to lose the game 2-1 thanks to a Hwang Hee-Chan goal in the first minute of second-half stoppage time. 

Although Portugal finished first in the group stage, they showed flaws. Portugal nearly threw away a lead in the opener against Ghana, hanging on to win the game 3-2. A dubious penalty was awarded to Ronaldo. The second match against Uruguay saw two second-half goals scored by Portugal to give them the win. 

Our betting tips prediction is for a double chance to cover two of the three possibilities. A Portugal win or Switzerland win is our selection tip, as Switzerland could upset the favoured Portuguese and end Ronaldo’s attempt to win the World Cup. 

Both teams to score: YES

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There are goals in both of these teams and we could see both teams find the back of the net. Portugal saw both teams score in two of their three games in the group stage. The Portuguese conceded four goals in the group stage as Ghana and South Korea both scored two goals apiece. 

Switzerland saw both teams score in one of their three games in the group. Their final group-stage match against Serbia finished as a 3-2 win. Switzerland had to come from behind to win the game, so don’t count out the Swiss team on Tuesday.

Three of Switzerland’s last six games in all competitions ended with both teams scoring goals. Two of Portugal’s last three games finished with both teams scoring. The 2022 FIFA World Cup saw 44% of the opening 50 games finish with both teams scoring goals. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score on Tuesday. 

Total goals: Under 4.5 goals

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Both teams should find the back of the net on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean we will see five or more goals in the fixture. Nine of the opening 50 games in the 2022 FIFA World Cup finished with over 4.5 goals scored. 

The tournament had 82% of its games in the opening 50 fixtures ended with under 4.5 goals scored. Portugal’s last two games in the tournament ended with under 4.5 goals tallied. Two of Switzerland’s three games in the tournament ended with under 4.5 goals. 

Portugal have an average of 61% possession per game. The Navigators should dominate possession versus Switzerland. The Swiss average 47.8% possession per game in the World Cup. The Red Crosses will sit deep and try to hit Portugal on the counter-attack. 

Our betting tips prediction is for under 4.5 goals scored between Portugal and Switzerland. The game should see a lower total of goals at full-time. 

Team goalscorer: Breel Embolo to score first

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Switzerland striker Breel Embolo is having a strong tournament with two goals in three appearances. Embolo scored in the opening game of the tournament against Cameroon and again versus Serbia to finish the group stage. 

Embolo is having a strong season for Ligue 1 team, AS Monaco. Embolo has seven goals in 15 games for the French outfit. In 62 appearances for the Swiss national team, Embolo has 13 goals. The striker is having a break-out tournament for the Red Crosses. 

Our betting tips prediction is for Embolo to stay hot with a goal against Portugal. Our selection is for Embolo to score first for Switzerland. 

Winning margin: Either team to win by one goal

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You may want to end your bet builder after four selections. However, you can increase your potential profits by adding a fifth selection to your bet builder. 

Switzerland’s three games in the group stage all ended with a one-goal margin. Two of their three group games were won by a one-goal margin. Meanwhile, Switzerland’s only defeat in the tournament was by a one-goal margin. 

Two of Portugal’s three games in the group stage ended with one-goal margins. The Navigators defeated Ghana by one goal and lost to South Korea by one goal. 

Our betting tips prediction is for either team to win on Tuesday by a one-goal margin. Our initial selection was for a double chance Portugal win or Switzerland win. Either team winning by a one-goal margin goes hand-in-hand with a double-chance selection. 

Portugal vs Switzerland Betting Tips