Ace Football previews the World Cup round of 16 match between Portugal and Switzerland and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Portugal are to battle against Switzerland in the round of 16 of the World Cup at Lusail Stadium this Tuesday.
Having battled to work their way into the round of 16 of the World Cup, both Portugal and Switzerland are very eager to go even deeper. No doubt we are in for a serious battle on Tuesday. Portugal sit as number 9, while Switzerland enter their match this coming Tuesday as number 15 in the FIFA world ranking.
Team form: Portugal vs Switzerland
Portugal are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their three Group H 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 as 2-1 winners. The Navigators 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.
Six points are what Switzerland have to show from their three Group G matches. They first defeated Cameroon 1-0. This was followed by a 1-0 defeat against Brazil, before winning 2-3 against Serbia. The A-Team won five of their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also losing five times.
Betting facts for Portugal and Switzerland
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Portugal and Switzerland played across all competitions.
- 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
Players on top: Portugal vs Switzerland
Look no further than Bruno Fernandes, when searching for a marksman currently in good shape. He has hit the target five times lately for Portugal, while Breel Embolo has managed four goals in the last half dozen matches for Switzerland. No doubt, both are looking to add to their total once again.
Betting markets: Portugal vs Switzerland
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.
Both teams to score
Portugal scored the first goal of the match an impressive nine times in the last ten home games. Switzerland scored the opening goal in six of the last ten away from home. Of the previous 10 outings, Switzerland scored the opening goal five times, whereas Portugal were first on target in seven of their last 10 games.
Portugal saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Switzerland’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of one goal in these matches.
Betting prediction: Portugal vs Switzerland
To sum up, the upcoming match between Portugal and Switzerland seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this World Cup game.