Group H leader in this Round of 16 matches, Portugal will compete against Switzerland, the Group G runner-up. The winners of these two groups at the FIFA World Cup 2022 were expected, unlike the winners of a few other groups. While Brazil won Group G, Portugal won Group H.
Portugal got off to an excellent start, defeating Ghana 3-2 and Uruguay 2-0. South Korea surprised them by winning 2-1. After being destroyed 1-4 by Brazil, the Korean squad is out of the competition. Portugal will now be in charge of moving Group H along. Brazil overcame Switzerland in the group stage despite having the same number of points as them (Switzerland). Two teams that had quite different outcomes in their final group matches meet off in one of only two all-European matchups in a diverse last 16. A critical position in the quarterfinals is on the line.
Match information for Portugal vs Switzerland Round 16
|Date||Tuesday, December 6|
|Time||2:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm GMT / 6:00 am AEDT (Wed, Dec. 7)|
|Official||Cesar Ramos (Mexico)|
Portugal advanced as the top team in the group despite suffering their first loss at Qatar 2022 in the last match, owing to Uruguay’s victory over Ghana. They are currently attempting to advance to the round of 16 for the first time since placing fourth in Germany in 2006. Ronaldo and Lionel Messi shared the record for the most world cup goals up until December 4 because neither player had ever scored in the knockout stage. As Portugal hopes their golden kid will shine and find the net this time, CR7 will now have a chance to get past Messi.
Switzerland is aware that Portugal is not the favorite to win in the round of 16, but they also understand that anything can happen this time. It doesn’t really matter who is physically stronger because FIFA 2022 has produced many surprising results, including Portugal losing their most recent match 2-1 to South Korea. At any world cup, Switzerland has never won three straight games. Since hosting the world cup in 1954, Switzerland has not advanced past the quarterfinals. In order to have a chance to set new records, they must win this game.
Portugal vs Switzerland Head-to-Head
Portugal and Switzerland have played 20 games together thus far. Portugal has triumphed in nine of those games while Switzerland has triumphed in 11, with five of those games ending in draws. Switzerland defeated Portugal 2-0 in their lone previous encounter at a major event, which occurred at Euro 2008.
There are rumors concerning Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness and form, despite the fact that he will be an important player to watch. Bruno Fernandes scored twice for Brazil over Uruguay. He will thus also have a significant role. Both Xherdan Shaqiri and Breel Embolo, who has already scored twice in this tournament, will be important players to watch for Switzerland.
Portugal vs Switzerland Live Streaming Information
Portugal vs. Switzerland game will be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema app and website, as well as on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India.
Prediction for Portugal vs. Switzerland
- Lean Portugal on the Money line (-115)
- Leaning towards the spread: Portugal -0.5 (-120)
- Portugal will beat Switzerland, 2-1.
Portugal’s final group-stage game may have looked bad, but Fernando Santos’ extensive team rotation was mostly to blame. That was consistent with how other elite teams, such as Brazil and France, approached the last group-stage match. Still, they are just as lethal as anyone with their first-team squad. Joao Cancelo, a world-class player in his own right, will make sure Portugal doesn’t miss a beat despite the significant loss of Nuno Mendes. Portugal should ultimately win, but Switzerland is a brave team.