Portugal vs Switzerland: Two European nations Clash off against one another in the round of 16. Switzerland has an excellent record against top ranked teams. The Swiss should be able to make it tough for the 2016 European champions Portugal. The Portugal and Switzerland match is scheduled on Dec 7th for a place in the world cup quarter finals. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Portugal are the favourites to win the match.
Both teams are coming off two wins and one loss in the group stage matches. This is their 6th meeting in the last 6 six years and both the teams know extremely well about their strengths and weaknesses. The Swiss defeated both Spain and Portugal in the Nation’s league. They fought hard against Brazil and did not allow them to score a goal until the 83rd minute before Casemiro scored a stunning goal.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos looks to reinstate Bruno Fernandes in the game against Switzerland. Fernandes scored 2 goals and assisted 2 in the group stage of the world cup so far. Besides Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Ruben Diaz should also return to the playing XI. Diogo Dalot might be starting the game in place of Nuno Mendes who is ruled out of the world cup.
Portugal vs Switzerland Probable Playing XI
Portugal Predicted XI: Diego Costa, Cancelo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro, Neves, Carvalho, B. Silva, Fernandes, Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Switzerland Predicted XI: Sommer, Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez, Xhaka, Freuler, Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas, Embolo.
Head to Head Record
Matches Played : 13 ( 10 friendly & 3 nations league)
Portugal Won : 5 ( 3 Friendly & 2 nations league )
Switzerland Won: 7 ( 6 Friendly & 1 Nations League)
Draw : 1 ( Friendly)
Portugal vs Switzerland Betting Odds
Portugal are the favourites to win the match and are offered at 1.90 on bet 365. Switzerland is offered high odds of 4.5 with the draw at 3.25 (9/4).