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Portugal vs Switzerland Predictions: World Cup Knockout Stage Odds & Best Bets

01:04 GMT+4 06/12/2022
Lusail Stadium
This will be the sixth meeting between these nations in the last six years and the 2016 European champions should be able to claim a win

Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese side will take on Granit Xhaka and the Swiss in a knockout match Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Lusail Stadium.

It took a win against Serbia for Switzerland to qualify out of the group stage, but the Murat Yakin-coached team has been solid up to this point. While Portugal may likely be Switzerland’s final opponent, Yakin’s squad has enough to cause real problems for A Seleção.

Despite a shocking Matchday 3 result that saw South Korea upset Portugal, Fernando Santos’ squad has looked like one of the best teams in the world up to this point. As a result, Portugal was able to qualify for the knockout round in just the first two matches of the tournament, posting a combined five goals and only two conceded to Ghana and Uruguay. Bruno Fernandes has played exceptionally well, leading the team with two goals and two assists in the first three matches.

Portugal vs Switzerland Odds

  • 3-way handicap: Portugal (-110) | Draw (+240) | Switzerland (+320)
  • Draw No Bet: Portugal (-275) |Switzerland (+188)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 ( +115) | Under 2.5 (-160)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (+100) | No (-140)

Portugal vs Switzerland odds are current as of December 5 at 11 a.m. on BetMGM Sportsbook.

Portugal will enter this match as slight favorites to advance into the quarter-finals. Santos will have his choice for his top eleven players to put forward in this match after choosing to sit some stars against South Korea in their last match. However, at full strength, it makes sense to back Portugal at full strength to prove victorious in this match based on the raw talent throughout the roster.

Additionally, you can expect the Under to barely hit, with neither team scoring or conceding many goals to start the tournament.

Portugal vs Switzerland Betting Tips

  • Portugal averaged two goals on 14 shots per match in the group stage.
  • The strong midfield tandem of Fernandes and Bernardo Silva helped the squad average 60% possession over the first three matches.
  • Portugal’s defense has struggled, allowing an average of 1.3 goals per match with a combined 12 shots on target between the three games.
  • Switzerland’s Breel Embolo has accounted for half of the country’s goals with two of the four in the group stage.
  • The Swiss have averaged just 45% possession with ten shots per match in its first three fixtures.
  • Switzerland conceded three goals in the group stage, two coming in the first half with one in the 83’.

Portugal vs Switzerland Predictions

Portugal 2-0 Switzerland

Portugal should have more than enough to find a result against Xherdan Shaqiri and the Swiss side.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s quest for his first World Cup will become that much closer following a win against Switzerland in the Round of 16. But, after so many years of carrying the country, the 37-year-old striker appears to have taken a back seat to younger stars he shares the pitch with.

The Portuguese side should create its fair share of chances in this match, and while it won’t be easy, convert on a pair to propel the squad to the next match.

Switzerland will struggle in this match due to the inability to retain possession and make solid runs at goal. Similar to Matchday 2 against Brazil, the Swiss will simply struggle to play with any flow against a solid defense like Portugal’s. While the A-Team may produce a few shots on goal, the majority of the action in this game will take place on their side of the pitch, where Portugal will retain possession.

Portugal vs Switzerland Best Bet

➕ Double Chance and Total Goals: Portugal or Tie and under 3.5 goals

WAGER: 3 unit(s)

This selection covers your bases with the Tie option, while unlikely, an option nevertheless.

I expect Portugal to win this match within the first 90 minutes of the match, but should extra time be necessary, it is nice to have the tie option available.

With neither team conceding more than two goals in a match thus far, the under 3.5 should hit with no issues.