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Portugal vs Switzerland Predictions

  • 18:45
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  • Estadio Jose Alvalade
Portugal
Switzerland
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Both Teams To Score

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Portugal 2-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • Both teams have scored in three of Portugal’s last four matches.
  • Both teams have scored in four of Switzerland’s last five games.
  • Portugal have won five of their last six home internationals.
  • Switzerland have lost each their last two away contests by a score of 2-1.

Swiss defence still full of holes

After losing in Prague on Thursday, Switzerland could come up short again in their next Nations League A Group 2 assignment against Portugal on Sunday. The Swiss again looked fluent going forward and created enough chances to take something from the clash with a below full-strength Czech Republic, but two pieces of uncertain defending cost their dear.

Murat Yakin’s side are rated big underdogs to get three points in Lisbon and are odds against shots in the double chance market too, which seems fair enough given Portugal’s recent home record. A Seleção have won five of their last six on home turf and were able to overcome the shocking late winner that Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic scored against them in November with back-t0-bnack playoff victories over Turkey and North Macedonia in March.

However, in neither match were Portugal at their best and there was an element of good fortune to their elimination of Turkey, so we feel their odds-on price may lack value on this occasion. Portugal’s most recent game – the 1-1 draw in Seville on Thursday – saw them put under the cosh by Spain in the first half and again they were lucky to avoid defeat in the final analysis.

Portuguese can be punished on the counter-attack

Fernando Santos’ side were overrun in midfield and guilty of some costly errors in defence, although the Joao Cancelo mistake that led to Spain’s goal was a long way upfield, they were ruthlessly punished on the counter-attack. We find it hard to trust Portugal when they are in this mood and feel our aims are better served by backing both teams to score at the Alvalade.

Both teams have scored in three of Portugal’s last four matches and in four of Switzerland’s last five games, so the odds of around evens for it to land here look more than acceptable. The Swiss have talent, but lack the sort of concentration to hold out away from home for the full 90 minutes against a team with so many potent attacking options of their own.

Our forecast of a 2-1 Portuguese win is based on the hosts’ impressive recent home record and the fact that Switzerland’s last two away defeats have both been by that exact same scoreline.

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