Portugal vs. Switzerland Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds | Round of 16

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Portugal face a tough opponent in the round of the last 16, but are still slightly favored against the Swiss. However, the team around superstar Cristiano Ronaldo should be on their guard against the Swiss. We provide you with a detailed preview of the match, give you the best odds and predictions and offer you our Portugal – Switzerland betting tips.

Portugal were one of the teams that already qualified for the round of 16 after two group matches: A 3:2 win against Ghana and a 2-0 victory over Uruguay secured their advancement. After that, however, there was an avoidable 2-1 defeat against South Korea.

Switzerland presented itself quite strong in Group G, defeating Cameroon 1-0 on the first matchday and then losing 1-0 to Brazil only after conceding a late goal. In the decisive match, Serbia was defeated 3-2 after a tough fight and thus sent home.

The match will take place on Tuesday, December 6 at 10 p.m. Qatar time at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail.

Latest betting odds

Portugal are considered slight favorites against Switzerland by all international bookmakers.

At our ➜ top bookmaker Betsson you get odds of @1.92 for a win by Portugal. In case of a draw and thus extra time you can win back 3.50 times your stake, for a win by Switzerland after 90 minutes odds of @4.75 await you at Bet365.


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Portugal to win1.831.921.90
Switzerland to win4.754.404.30
* odds for regular time only (2×45 minutes) – 2×15 minutes extra time and penalty shoot-out do not count for these betting odds

Overlyzer Tip

Portugal to draw with Switzerland best odds 3.50 @ Betsson

Overlyzer Match Betting Prediction Portugal vs. Switzerland

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World Cup 2022 Betting Portugal vs. Switzerland

  1. Portugal Match preview
  2. Switzerland Match preview
  3. Team comparison
  4. The last duel
  5. Over/under betting pick
  6. Match Betting prediction
  7. Correct score bet
  8. FAQ

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Portugal World Cup 2022 Preview

Portugal performed well at the start of the tournament and there are some promising aspects to the European “Selecao”, but Fernando Santos’ team also has its problems.

Most impressive so far have been the performances of Bruno Fernandes, who has traditionally played very strongly in the Portuguese team, while at Manchester United he is often criticized for his fluctuating performances.

Curiously, the team’s biggest star has been its weakest player so far. Cristiano Ronaldo has barely been able to make an impact so far in this World Cup and is already receiving plenty of criticism from the media and fans in his native Portugal. The soon-to-be 38-year-old superstar is currently completely lacking the punch of his old days.

The 2-1 loss to South Korea on the final day of Group G also brought criticism for the Portuguese, who were however fielding a reserve team.

Overlyzer Live Trends South Korea Portugal
Against South Korea, Portugal could hardly establish dominance…

Portugal will have to do without several players in the round of 16 against Switzerland. The most painful is the absence of Nuno Mendes, who will be out for the entire tournament due to a muscle injury. Danilo Pereira, a fellow PSG player, is out due to a fractured rib. Also questionable is Porto’s Otávio, who currently has muscle problems as well.

Against Switzerland, it is not unlikely that team boss Fernando Santos will start with his former star Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench and use him as a joker. Ronaldo has brought little spirit to the Portuguese game from the start.

Portugal previous World Cup matches

DateOpponentVenue ResultXGPossessionAccuracyDuels won
24/11/2022GhanaN3 – 21.95 : 0.7962.30%89.90%47.25%
28/11/2022UruguayN2 – 01.27 : 1.1661.33%85.42%46.11%
02/12/2022South KoreaN1 – 21.22 : 0.9559.16%87.54%45.78%

Switzerland World Cup 2022 Preview

Switzerland’s team manager Murat Yakin recently attracted attention in an interview when he declared that the current Swiss national team is probably the best of all time. However, the coach could well be right, because Switzerland have so far presented themselves as extremely stable.

Against Serbia, the Swiss were the better and, above all, clearly more mature team. The 3-2 victory was highly deserved and in the end also relatively impressive, because the Swiss showed great confidence in their game, while the Serbians were already running out of steam.

Serbia Switzerland Overlyzer Live Trends
Switzerland presented itself against Serbia as a fitter, technically better, but above all more intelligent team!

This cleverness could also be the key to success for the Swiss in their difficult round of 16 match against Portugal. It is not surprising that the Swiss are considered to have a good chance of keeping up in this match as well. After all, the Swiss have always been the best-performing German-speaking country at the last three major events.

Team boss Yakin hopes to be able to call on the two key defensive players Yann Sommer and Nico Elvedi again in the round of 16. Both were absent against Serbia due to colds.

Switzerland previous World Cup matches

DateOpponentVenue ResultXGPossessionAccuracyDuels won
24/11/2022CameroonN1 – 01.25 : 0.8249.13%86.03%58.54%
28/11/2022BrazilN0 – 10.07 : 0.8244.82%84.43%45.63%
02/12/2022SerbiaN3 – 23.13 : 0.9346.96%78.30%45.66%

Team comparison

In favor of Portugal:

+ High quality on the attack and dynamic on the wings.
+ The exceptionally strong form of Bruno Fernandes
+ Extremely strong in the air
+ Portugal creates numerous scoring chances

In favor of Switzerland:

+ Very clever, tactically disciplined team
+ Secure defense that allows few clear scoring opportunities from their opponents
+ Sommer and Elvedi could return to the team
+ Several absences for Portugal

The last duel

Portugal and Switzerland last met in the UEFA Nations League. Both matches took place in June this year.

In Portugal, the Portuguese side prevailed 4-0, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a brace and William Carvalho and Joao Cancelo, who has also been strong in the World Cup so far, each adding a goal.

In the second leg in Geneva, however, Switzerland won 1-0 with a header from Haris Seferovic after just one minute, with the Portuguese squad rotating heavily, especially in attack and central midfield, leaving Bernardo Silva and Diogo Jota, for example, only on the bench. Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Felix were not even in Portugal’s squad.

Potential opponents for the quarterfinals

The winner of the duel between Portugal and Switzerland will meet the winner of the round of 16 match between Morocco and Spain in the quarterfinals.

Portugal – Switzerland Over Under Prediction

Both teams have had “over” and “under” games in the World Cup so far. The Swiss only proved that their offense is in good shape in their last game against Serbia, partly due to the return of Xherdan Shaqiri, but also because Serbia allowed too much.

The Portuguese also allowed too many scoring opportunities from their opponents in their previous matches, which is why they will be a bit more cautious against the clever Swiss.

Therefore, but also due to the nature of the knockout phase at a major event, we assume that no more than two goals will be scored in regular time and therefore bet on an “Under 2.5”.

Overlyzer Tip

Portugal – Switzerland UNDER 2,5 goals ➜ best odds 1.75 @ Bet365

Overlyzer Over/Under Betting Pick Portugal vs. Switzerland

Portugal – Switzerland Prediction

Portugal and Switzerland could be a game of equal strength, despite the individual advantages for the Portuguese.

The Swiss already showed against Brazil that they can hold their own against much stronger opponents. In this case only defensively, but nevertheless quite impressively. Against Serbia, the Swiss showed that they can be clearly superior against teams ranking in the “third tier”.

The Swiss are therefore quite capable of putting up quite a fight against Portugal. Moreover, the physical condition of the Swiss team is also very convincing. Therefore, we bet that the round of 16 duel between Portugal and Switzerland will go into overtime.

Overlyzer Tip

Portugal to draw with Switzerland best odds 3.50 @ Betsson

Overlyzer Match Betting Prediction Portugal vs. Switzerland

Portugal – Switzerland Correct Score Bet

Both teams have strong offensive lines, although the Portuguese are naturally more versatile and have a broader range of players. The only thing that Portugal always lacked was efficiency, partly because Cristiano Ronaldo is not in the shape that was hoped for before the tournament.

However, the Swiss are also extremely secure in defense and with Sommer and Elvedi, two important players could return who were absent due to illness recently.

Our Portugal Switzerland result tip is a 1-1 and thus extra time, in which we give the Swiss a good chance of advancing to the quarterfinals due to their great stamina, which could already be seen in the match against Serbia.

Overlyzer Tip

Correct score 1-1 after regular time ➜ best odds 6.50 @ Bet365

Overlyzer Correct Score Betting Tip Portugal vs. Switzerland

FAQ – Questions and answers about Portugal – Switzerland at the 2022 World Cup

When does Portugal – Switzerland start?

The match between Portugal and Switzerland will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 10pm Qatar Time. The match will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail.

Where will Portugal – Switzerland be broadcasted?

In the United Kingdom the game between Portugal and Switzerland can be watched live on the BBC. In the United States Fox Sports will be the place to watch the game and in Canada the match will be aired on TNS. Fans from Portugal watch on RTP, SIC or SportTV, followers from Switzerland tune in to SRG or SSR.

How did Portugal and Switzerland advance to the round of the last 16?

Portugal qualified for the round of 16 as Group H winners, leaving South Korea, Uruguay and Ghana behind. Switzerland advanced as Group G runners-up behind Brazil, knocking out Cameroon and Serbia. The two teams did not concede a point against the eliminated teams.

Who is the possible quarter-final opponent of Portugal or Switzerland?

The winner of the match between Portugal and Switzerland will face the winner of the match between Morocco and Spain in the quarterfinals.

Who are Portugal´s best players?

With five world footballer honors to his name, Portugal’s biggest star and figurehead is of course Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the Portuguese also have other world-class players such as Rúben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva (all Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) or Joao Felix (Atlético Madrid).

Who are Switzerland´s best players?

One of Switzerland’s top players is goalkeeper Yann Sommer, who is always capable of delivering excellent performances, especially in the national team. In central midfield, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria and Djibril Sow are three other top players, and in attack, Breel Embolo is the most interesting player.

How are the Portugal – Switzerland betting odds?

The renowned English bookmaker Bet365 offers odds of @1.90 for a win by Portugal. A draw and thus extra time brings odds of @3.25 and a victory for Switzerland odds of @4.50.

of @1.90 for a win by Portugal. A draw and thus extra time brings odds of @3.25 and a victory for Switzerland odds of @4.50.

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