Ace Football previews the UEFA Nations League round 2 match between Portugal and Switzerland and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Portugal aim to pick up the first win of their 2022/23 UEFA Nations League campaign at the second attempt when they host Switzerland at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on Sunday.
The hosts enter the Group A2 contest off the back of an opening-round draw with Spain, while Switzerland fell to a 2-1 loss against the Czech Republic.
Position in the UEFA Nations League table: Portugal vs Switzerland
Since it is the second round of the UEFA Nations League, both teams want to grab that first win of the campaign. Portugal have home advantage and the bookmaker odds on their side, but Switzerland can never be discounted. One way or the other, it will be interesting to watch these two sides fight for their first points in this campaign.
Current form and previous encounters between Portugal and Switzerland
Unbeaten hosts aim to keep up form
Portugal have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 3-1 win against Turkey. They went on to beat North Macedonia 2-0, before holding Spain to a 1-1 draw last time out.
Swiss hope to bounce back
Switzerland have struggled in their past 3 matches. The visitors lost 2-1 to England first of all, before drawing 1-1 against Kosovo. They lost again last time out, this time 2-1 to the Czech Republic.
Latest encounters between Portugal and Switzerland
This will be the first time in 3 years these teams take on each other. Portugal have won the last 2 meetings with Switzerland, which were both at home, starting with a 2-0 scoreline and later 3-1. Depending on your betting strategy, you could do worse than adding the team showing the most stable results to your accumulator.
Highlights from the last game between Portugal and Switzerland:
Betting stats and facts for Portugal and Switzerland
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on statistics from the last couple of matches that France and Denmark played across all tournaments.
- Portugal have won 5 of their last 6 home games (L1).
- Portugal have scored at least 1 goal in their last 7 home games.
- Portugal have seen BTTS in 2 of their last 3 home games.
- Switzerland have won 1 of their last 5 away games (D2 L2).
- Switzerland have seen Over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 away games.
Players to watch in Portugal vs Switzerland
Ahead of their UEFA Nations League showdown, both Portugal and Switzerland will be looking for their main strikers. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.
Best betting tips: Portugal vs Switzerland
In conclusion, we present betting tips for this game between Portugal and Switzerland, which are based on the above-mentioned stats and facts. Besides the main prediction for this match, we have some low and high-risk alternatives as well.