Reasons for Portugal vs Switzerland Tip
Who is going to be the direct participant in the World Cup and who is going to enter the playoffs. Portugal and Switzerland are going to provide the answer to this question. The Swiss team has a little advantage because they have three points more than the reigning European champions. For them, a draw is like a victory.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo and boys entered a perfect form, and they have high hopes for this match.
This game is going to be one of the most interesting in the whole European qualifiers.
After the opening loss against Switzerland away from home, the Portuguese players were outstanding. 8 victories with a goal difference of 30-2, are enough to confirm our claim.
In four games at home, Portugal scored 18 times, and on the other hand, allowing only two goals.
What is more fascinating is the fact that they never won by a margin less than 3. The fewest number of goals scored at home was 3, and that indicates how they play in front of their crowd. Vicious and furious attacks are the main feature
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 15 goals so far and andre Silva eight.
Vladimir Petkovic has built one hell of a team. After 9 games Switzerland has nothing but victories with an excellent goal difference of 23-5. They are very hot at the moment, with nine straight winnings, when counting the friendlies. But what is astonishing is the defensive part of the game which Swiss provide. 6 of the most recent 7 meetings they played, ended with Switzerland not allowing a single score. Also, the last two away from home finished in the same manner. Simply, the whole team is participating when defending, and on the other side, the counter attacks are quickly performed from any positions.
Portugal vs Switzerland Head to Head
The first match which opened this group ended in favor of the Swiss team, 2-0. That was also the first match which Portugal played after the finals of Euro 2016 in France. Cristiano Ronaldo was resting, and the home team in that event took advantage of that situation.
That was the second straight win for the Switzerland because the most recent game before that one happened in 2008. It was at the European Championship in Austria and Switzerland. The hosts back then were better with the same result, 2-0.
Portugal vs Switzerland Prediction and Betting Tips
With all due respect towards the Swiss team and the previous results, we have to back up Portugal in this matchup.
We believe that it is the time has finally come for Switzerland to lose, for the first time in these qualifiers. The reigning European champions have more experience in games like this one, and that will be decisive.
The second bet is under 2.5 goals. Excellent defense is a trademark of both sides, and it is a quite logical solution to suggest in this event.