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Portugal vs Switzerland Predictions and Betting Tips: Nations League

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Portugal and Switzerland go head to head in the first of the two Nations League semi-finals on Wednesday 5th June in Porto. Portugal will be looking to take full advantage of playing the latter stages of the tournament on home soil and you can see our betting tips and predictions below.

 

Portugal vs Switzerland Score Prediction

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Portugal vs Switzerland Match Result Prediction

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Kick-off time: 7.45pm.

Date: Wednesday 5th July 2019.

Competition: UEFA Nations League

Venue: Estádio Do Dragão (Porto)

Both of these teams are perhaps surprise inclusions in the Nations League semi-finals, in particular Switzerland, who overcame Belgium in their Group thanks to a fantastic 5-2 victory over the Red Devils on the last match day. That has brought them to within touching distance of the inaugural Nations League final, taking place on Sunday. Portugal had a slightly easier time of things but did have to navigate past Italy in their group. Their 1-0 win against the Italians in their first Nations League fixture proves to be crucial in securing top spot.

 

Portugal Team News

Watch Ronaldo’s stunning free-kick against Spain at the 2018 World Cup.

The reigning European Champions were poor at the 2018 World Cup and after scraping through their group they were eliminated by Uruguay, in truth, even when winning Euro 2016 they didn’t set the world alight and just about did enough in each match right up to winning the final against favourites France. Cristiano Ronaldo is back in the Portugal squad for the first time since the World Cup and with attacking partners such as Bernardo Silva, Goncalo Guedes, and Joao Felix, the Portuguese aren’t short of quality at the top end of the pitch.

Fernando Santos’ side haven’t been beaten since the World Cup, but they have drawn a lot of matches including their last four games against Italy, Poland, Ukraine and Serbia. They’ve not had an easy run of fixtures and have also picked up wins against Italy, Scotland and Poland since Russia.

 

Switzerland Team News

Shaqiri Switzerland

Granit Xhaha and Xherdan Shaqiri are in the squad, Shaqiri fresh from lifting the Champions League trophy with Liverpool and Xhaka after losing the Europa League final with Arsenal.

The Swiss are the surprise addition to this UEFA Nations League last four and their appearance here was made all the more surprising by the way they got here. Needing to beat Belgium on the last match-day they ran out 5-2 winners. They have followed up that win with a decent start to Euro 2020 qualifying, beating Georgia 2-0 and drawing 3-3 with Denmark. There is talent in this Swiss side, but they do throw in the odd bad performance such as the 1-0 defeat to Sweden in the World Cup last 16 and a recent 1-0 loss to Qatar in a friendly.

 

Portugal vs Switzerland – Who is a good anytime goalscorer bet?

When looking for an anytime goalscorer tip in matches involving either Juventus or Portugal, there is always one name that stands out above all the others – Cristiano Ronaldo. The superstar shows no signs of slowing down as he gets towards the latter end of his career and he’ll want to add more silverware with his nation before retirement. However, for our Portugal vs Switzerland prediction, we’re actually going to go with another player who has lifted silverware already this season in Bernardo Silva.

The little winger had a sensational season for City and can round that off by guiding his nation to the Nations League final with a goal here. The best odds for Silva to score are 4/1 with Paddy Power.

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What is the best betting tip for Portugal vs Switzerland?

The last of our betting tips on this match is going to be from the match result and BTTS odds. Portugal do draw a lot of games but we’re predicting they will just edge this one on Wednesday evening. Having lost just once in their last 15 matches they come in good form and with home advantage, they should see off Switzerland. The Swiss do score goals though, as illustrated in their 3-3 draw with Denmark, so the best betting tip for this match is a Portugal win, with both teams scoring in the match.

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Read More: Watch Portuguese wonderkid score a remarkable hat-trick for Benfica in the Europa League.

 

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