Portugal are to battle against Switzerland in the round of 16 of the at Lusail Stadium on Tuesday.
Having come this far in the , Portugal and Switzerland won't budge without putting up a serious fight. We could be in for a long night at the Lusail Stadium this coming Tuesday. Portugal are looking ahead to their forthcoming match as number nine, whilst Switzerland are number 15 in the FIFA world ranking.
Portugal held on to the first place in the group while losing their final group match. They'll be eager to progress even further but face an extremely sturdy Swiss side capable of taking on anyone.
Switzerland didn't blink an eye against arch rivals Serbia despite going down 2-1 in the first half. They controlled the second half from start to finish and were rewarded with second place behind Brazil.
Portugal vs Switzerland Prediction
Portugal are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Ghana by 3-2, before beating Uruguay by 2-0. The winning streak came to an end against South Korea, who ran out 2-1 winners. Portugal were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in three of these outings.
Portugal scored 21 goals, conceded seven, and pulled off five clean sheets in their past ten matches.
Six points is Switzerland have to show from their past three matches, as they beat Cameroon by 1-0. This was followed by a 1-0 defeat against Brazil, before winning 2-3 against Serbia. Switzerland were able to win five of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing zero of the games. They suffered five defeats as well.
Switzerland are currently not the most scoring team in the World Cup, as they only found the back of the net ten times in ten matches. This is an average of just one goal a game in which they conceded 14 times, an average of 1.4 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring two times.
Portugal vs Switzerland Stats
- Portugal have scored in 11 of the last 13 matches
- Portugal have won 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Portugal have won 3 of the last 4 matches
- In 3 of the last 4 Portugal matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Portugal have not lost 3 of the last 4 matches
- In 10 of the last 12 Switzerland matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Switzerland have conceded in 10 of the last 12 matches
- Switzerland have won 5 of the last 7 matches
- In 3 of the last 4 Switzerland matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Switzerland have not lost 5 of the last 7 matches
Portugal vs Switzerland Lineups
Portugal vs Switzerland Betting Tips
Cristiano Ronaldo is the most prolific World Cup marksman for the home team, scoring twice recently. Switzerland look to Xherdan Shaqiri, hoping he can add to his current total of two World Cup goals in his latest games.
Portugal claimed all three points six times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. Switzerland have won five of their last 10 games, while drawing zero and losing five in this series of matches.
Portugal witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 2.1 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals appeared in five of the last ten matches that Switzerland played across all tournaments. They scored one time on average in the process.
Over 2.5 goals came up two times in the previous six encounters between Portugal and Switzerland, as Portugal scored 1.5 goals on average per game and Switzerland averaging one goal. Both teams scored in one time of these matches.
Portugal probably enjoy the prospect of scoring this coming Tuesday, as Switzerland managed only two clean sheets in the previous 10 matches. The former claimed five clean sheets in their last 10 matches.