Ronaldo.com previews the World Cup last 16 tie between Portugal and Switzerland and includes the latest CR7 stats with free betting tips.
Cristiano Ronaldo heads to the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday for a World Cup last-16 tie against Switzerland. The Portugal captain hopes to help his team reach the quarter-finals for only the third time in history. However, while Fernando Santos’ side enter this match as favorites, it was Switzerland who won the previous encounter between these two sides 1-0 in June.
What is Ronaldo’s record against Switzerland?
In three appearances against Switzerland across all competitions, Cristiano Ronaldo has managed five goals and one assist. All five of the Portugal captain’s goals came in the UEFA Nations League, including a famous hat-trick in the 3-1 semi-final win in Porto back in June 2019.
This should leave Ronaldo hopeful of snapping out of a two-game goalless streak on Tuesday. The forward has been unlucky in front of goal lately, scoring just once in three World Cup games. However, with Eusebio’s record of nine World Cup goals for Portugal in his sights, CR7 should be all fired up to make some more history in Qatar.
Portugal vs Switzerland Betting Tips: Stats & Analysis
- In 3 of the last 4 Portugal matches, the sum of goals was over 2.5.
- Portugal have won 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Switzerland have won 5 of the last 7 matches
- In 3 of the last 4 Switzerland matches, the sum of goals was under 2.5 goals.
Head-To-Head Record & Stats
Here is a list of past games that Portugal and Switzerland have played against each other, plus relevant info from their most recent matches.
After victories over Ghana and Uruguay, Portugal’s 100% winning start to the World Cup ended in an unexpected 2-1 defeat to South Korea last time out. That said, Fernando Santos’ men still finished top of Group H with six points. They now head into their latest encounter hoping to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals for only the third time ever.
A 3-2 win over Serbia sealed Switzerland a knockout spot in the World Cup with a second-place finish in Group G. The Swiss finished with six points from three games, having first beaten Cameroon 1-0 before losing 1-0 to Brazil. The target now is to overcome Portugal and reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1954.
Portugal vs Switzerland Prediction & Betting Tips
To help you land a winning bet in this upcoming World Cup match in Lusail, we have lined up this section with a main Portugal vs Switzerland prediction and some high-to-low-risk alternatives underneath.