Portugal will host Switzerland in Round 16 of the FIFA World Cup.
The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 6 December 2022. The match venue is Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar.
Latest odds on betting sites
Portugal to-win odds are priced at 2.00 (+100; American 1/1 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while Switzerland to-win odds are priced at 4.70 (+370; 37/10)
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Portugal— 51%, draw — 28%, Switzerland — 21%.
Latest betting odds on Portugal vs Switzerland (6 December 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Portugal — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Switzerland — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
Match preview and statistics
Portugal finished top of their group with six points as they qualified for the Round of 16. They suffered a 1-2 defeat to South Korea in their last match. Ricardo Horta opened the scoreline in the fifth minute with a nice finish into the far corner. Young-Gwon Kim levelled the scoreline in the 27th minute with a one-time volley into the net. Hee-Chan Hwang scored the winning goal in the 91st minute as they secured all three points.
Portugal created two big chances during the game with 1.29 expected goals. They had 13 shots with six being on target. Portugal completed 503 passes and had four corners. The Selection of the Shields won their opening game against Ghana by three goals to two. They got a 2-0 win over Uruguay in the second game as they qualified for the knockout stages.
Portugal finished top of their group with six points. They scored the most goals in the group (6) while conceding four goals with a difference of +2. Portugal’s defence has been poor so far as they conceded some goals in the group stages. They do have a solid attacking option with Ronaldo set to lead the line with Bruno Fernandes.
Portugal team news: All players are fit and available
Switzerland got a 3-2 win over Serbia in their last game as they qualified for the knockout stages. Xherdan Shaqiri opened the scoreline in the 20th minute with a left-footed shot from the right side of the box. Aleksandar Mitrovic levelled the scoreline in the 26th minute with a nice header into the far bottom corner. Dusan Vlahovic made it 2-1 in the 35th minute with a nice shot into the net.
Breel Embolo levelled the scoreline in a thrilling match as he slotted the ball home from close range. Remo Freuler scored the winning goal in the 48th minute with a nice finish into the net. Switzerland created six big chances in the game with 2.80 expected goals. They had 14 shots with seven being on target.
Switzerland has been great in this tournament as they got a win against Cameroon in their opening game. They played brilliantly against Brazil in the second game as they defended well and prevented the Selecao from creating big chances. Switzerland conceded a stunning goal from Casemiro as they lost their second game. They got a 3-2 win over Serbia in the last game as they qualified for the Round of 16. The Nati have what it takes to upset Portugal in the Round of 16 and can pull a surprise.
Switzerland team news: All players are fit and available
Portugal vs Switzerland H2H
Portugal has won two of the last three meetings between both sides.
Projected lineups and key players
Portugal projected starting lineup:
- Diogo Costa
- Diogo Dalot
- Ruben Dias
- Raphael Guerreiro
- Ruben Neves
- William Carvalho
- Bruno Fernandes
- Bernardo Silva
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Rafael Leao
Cristiano Ronaldo has one goal in this tournament so far which was against Ghana. The Portuguese international has created three chances in the competition with two shots on target so far. Ronaldo is the highest goalscorer in Portugal’s history with 117 goals in 191 games.
Switzerland projected starting lineup:
- Yann Sommer
- Ricardo Rodriguez
- Manuel Akanji
- Fabian Schär
- Silvan Widmer
- Remo Freuler
- Granit Xhaka
- Ruben Vargas
- Xherdan Shaqiri
- Djibril Sow
- Breel Embolo
Breel Emobolo scored the only goal in their 3-2 victory over Serbia. Embolo has scored two goals in the World Cup, underperforming his expected pals of 2.21. He has created one chance and has one shot on target. The Switzerland international has been great this season for his club with seven goals and two assists for his club Monaco. Embolo has scored 13 goals in 62 appearances for Switzerland
Predictions and betting tips
Portugal is the stronger team in this match and we are looking to secure a win and qualify for the quarter-finals. Switzerland has shown their resilience in the World Cup as they smashed Serbia by three goals to two in their last game. They played so well against Brazil and defended so well and conceded late in the game. I predict Portugal to win the first half and Switzerland to win the second half.
Three of the last four Portugal matches have ended in over 2.5 goals. Two of the last five Switzerland matches have ended in over 2.5 goals. Portugal has a lot of good attackers and this match looks like a high-scoring game. Switzerland's last game against Serbia ended with over 2.5 goals. I predict over 2.5 goals.
Betting prediction: HT-FT 1/2
Odds: 43.00 (+4200 American; 42/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional)