Portugal vs Switzerland predictions, odds, World Cup 06/12/2022

Portugal vs Switzerland prediction, betting lines, and odds

Portugal were somewhat lucky to qualify for the next round of World Cup games as they didn’t quite impress in the group stage. In fact, they were quite close to losing 1st place in the last minutes. It’s going to take a lot of effort from the Navigators to get a result here and we’re convinced that the game on the 6th of December is going to be one to remember.

Yes, Portugal have some crazy-good players in their team but they are getting older. Cristiano Ronaldo is 37, Pepe will be 40 in a couple of months, Bruno Fernandes is closing in on his 29th birthday, and Danilo Pereira is going to be 32 very soon as well. Of course, these are the core Portuguese players. There are others who are in an ideal soccer age but they either don’t get the required minutes to impress or simply don’t perform well for Portugal.

Switzerland showed remarkable courage and dedication in the group stage by almost winning the whole thing. The team is performing at a very high level and we’re certain that the players will want to bring their A-game against Portugal and prove they are no underdogs.

Portugal Switzerland prediction

Players to watch in the Portugal vs Switzerland game on the 6th of December

Portugal

Bruno Fernandes: If anyone is going to make a difference for Portugal in this round-of-16 game, it’s Bruno Fernandes. Playmaker-in-chief Bruno Fernandes has been the heart and soul of every Portuguese attack. He slot it past the goalkeepers twice and provided his teammates with two assists. Our Portugal vs Switzerland prediction took into account this player’s performance.

Switzerland

Breel Embolo: Coach Murat Yakin is certainly lucky to have a player like Breel Embolo. The 25-year-old AS Monaco center-forward was a wonder worker for Switzerland in this World Cup. Not only did he find the net twice but he’s also a focal point of each attack. Hardly an attack goes by without Breel Embolo taking a key part.

Portugal last five results can be seen here

World Cup 2022 10/12/22

L

Morocco

1

Portugal

0

World Cup 2022 06/12/22

W

Switzerland

1

Portugal

6

World Cup 2022 02/12/22

L

South Korea

2

Portugal

1

World Cup 2022 28/11/22

W

Uruguay

0

Portugal

2

World Cup 2022 24/11/22

W

Ghana

2

Portugal

3

Ane here are the last five matches of Switzerland

World Cup 2022 06/12/22

L

Portugal

6

Switzerland

1

World Cup 2022 02/12/22

W

Serbia

2

Switzerland

3

World Cup 2022 28/11/22

L

Brazil

1

Switzerland

0

World Cup 2022 24/11/22

W

Cameroon

0

Switzerland

1

International Match 17/11/22

L

Ghana

2

Switzerland

0

Our best Portugal vs Switzerland odds and picks

Here is our key Portugal vs Switzerland prediction for this match on the 6th of December.

Portugal vs Switzerland prediction: Double chance – draw or Switzerland @ -107

Portugal didn’t outplay anyone in the group stages. The Navigators received a relatively easy group with Uruguay being the only real threat for 1st place. Yes, Portugal won the group in the end but the production on the pitch was mediocre, to say the least.

Portugal defeated Ghana with a 3:2 score when they had only two more shots in the game, they took a comfortable 2:0 victory over Uruguay when the two teams had the same number of shots, and they lost against South Korea in the last game as the Asian team had almost identical stats.

It’s time for the luck to come to an end and what better opportunity for that than the match against Switzerland? It’s the Swiss team that got the victory in their last head-to-head. Switzerland were the ones who got the last victory in the tournament as well. We should see a very solid Swiss performance against Portugal as well.

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Portugal vs Switzerland odds: Under 2.5 goals @ -153

If Cristiano Ronaldo were a few years younger, our Portugal vs Switzerland prediction would’ve been for more goals. Sadly, he’s getting closer and closer to his 38th birthday and it’s starting to show. He’s missing too many opportunities to score, he’s not quite as athletic as we remember him to be, and he’s just not that useful anymore. It’s no wonder that he was named in the worst team of the World Cup group stage.

Without him, there are very few in the Portuguese camp that have the right stuff to score goals on such a level of soccer. Switzerland are definitely among the top defensive teams so far. Even Brazil’s almighty attack barely scored a goal against the Swiss.

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