Portugal vs Switzerland Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Portuguese Get Revenge for Nations League Loss)
Portugal vs Switzerland Match Info
2022 FIFA World Cup — Round of 16
Portugal (2-0-1) vs. Switzerland (2-0-1)
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium — Lusail, Qatar
The 2022 FIFA World Cup has reached the knockout stage with some exciting matchups slated for Tuesday, Dec. 6, including a showdown between Portugal and Switzerland at 2 p.m. ET.
Portugal enters this match on the back of a 2-1 loss to South Korea on Friday, leaving time to tell how the former responds. Meanwhile, Switzerland is riding high after its 3-2 victory over Serbia that same day to advance to the Round of 16.
Can Portugal bounce back from its loss with a strong showing? Or will Switzerland pull off the huge upset and advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 1954?
Portugal vs Switzerland Odds & Spread
All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: POR: (-115) | SUI: (+340) | Draw (+230)
Spread: POR: -1 (+270) | SUI: +1 (-115)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+140) | Under: (-170)
Team to Score the First Goal: POR: (-170) | SUI: (+185) I NO GOALS: (+650)
Portugal enters this contest as the clear favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the under being favored at -170 odds.
Portugal vs Switzerland Prediction & Pick
This is actually the second time in 2022 that these countries are colliding. They previously met back at the UEFA Nations League in June, which ended with a surprising 1-0 victory for Switzerland. Having said that, Portugal had won three straight matches against the Swiss before that upset loss.
I expect Portugal to be motivated by that loss on Tuesday, upping the pressure early on against Switzerland. There's also a legitimate chance that this could be Cristiano Ronaldo's final World Cup match if the Portuguese lose, so it's safe to say that his teammates will do everything they can to ensure victory.
With a chance to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time in 16 years, look for Portugal to get the win.
Final Score Prediction: Portugal: 2 | Switzerland: 1
Portugal vs Switzerland Betting Trends
- Portugal lost to South Korea, 2-1, in its last 2022 World Cup match on Dec. 2, 2022.
- Switzerland defeated Serbia, 3-2, in its last 2022 World Cup match on Dec. 2, 2022.
- Portugal is 3-0-2 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Switzerland is 3-0-2 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Portugal is 3-0-2 (W-D-L) in its last five head-to-head matchups against Switzerland.
Portugal vs Switzerland Best Bet
Portugal has the talent and motivation to beat Switzerland on Tuesday. The Portuguese have outscored the Swiss 9-2 in their last four meetings and will do everything they can to get revenge for the Nations League loss earlier this year.
Portugal is definitely being underestimated at only -115 odds on the money line, so back that as the top betting option for this match.
Bet: Portugal ML (-115)
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