Odds: Portugal 13/20, Draw 5/2, Switzerland 9/2
Kick Off: 1945, 10/10/2017
Stadium: Estadio Da Luz
TV: Sky Sports
Switzerland have won all nine of their World Cup qualifiers but incredibly could still be pipped to top spot in Group B if they lose to Portugal in Lisbon.
The hosts opened their campaign with a 2-0 away defeat against Tuesday night’s opponents but have since rattled off eight straight victories and have a better goal difference.
Home advantage and the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo look the two crucial factors in this fixture and we’re taking 31/20 for the Euro 2016 champions to win to nil in our Portugal vs Switzerland betting predictions.
A Look At Portugal’s Betting Odds
Portugal have scored 30 goals and conceded only two during their winning run, although there have been some signs of nerves in their last couple of victories.
Hungary were edged out 1-0 in Budapest last month and Cristiano Ronaldo had to come off the bench to inspire a 2-0 success away to lowly Andorra on Saturday.
Those two matches were on the road, but it would be no surprise to see this turn into another tight fixture, given just how much is at stake.
That makes 16/5 for a draw at half-time and then the hosts to prevail worth including in our Portugal vs Switzerland betting tips.
A Look At Switzerland’s Betting Odds
Following that initial triumph over Portugal, Switzerland didn’t really impress as they racked up win after win, with Hungary only beaten 3-2, Andorra 2-1 and the Faroe Island 2-0 twice.
Those aren’t the kind of results to scare elite teams, but Vladimir Petkovic’s side does appear to have grown in confidence as this campaign has progressed.
Saturday’s 5-2 demolition of Hungary in Basel was kicked off by a goal from Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, while Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner finished off the scoring.
This is a team packed full of proven performers playing at the highest level around Europe, so we are not taking them on lightly.
However, Portugal’s Euro 2016 triumph is still fresh in the memory and they were incredibly tough to break down during the knockout stages of that competition, eventually beating hosts France 1-0 in extra time in the final.
Add on the magic of Ronaldo, who has now netted 15 times during this qualifying campaign, and rising stars such as Bernardo Silva, of Manchester City, and AC Milan’s Andre Silva, and this is a formidable unit.
Looking at the Portugal vs Switzerland odds, 9/4 for Ronaldo to open the scoring will always do for us in such a high-profile fixture.
Andorra 0-2 PORTUGAL – Cristiano Ronaldo, Andre Silva
SWITZERLAND 5-2 Hungary – Granit Xhaka, Fabian Frei, Steven Zuber (2), Stephan Lichtsteiner
Head-to-head: Switzerland 2-0 Portugal, Switzerland 2-0 Portugal, Portugal 1-0 Switzerland, Switzerland 1-1 Portugal
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