Betting tips for Portugal vs Switzerland - 10.10.2017
It's time for the European champion, who plays the direct pass for the next World Cup in Russia 2018 against Switzerland, which must win to snatch the lead.
Portugal have won 8 victories in 9 games, which speaks well of the solidity of Fernando Santos' men, who thrashed the Faroe Islands in Porto (5-1) with Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick and won in by the minimum in Hungary (0-1), with goal of the milanista André Silva. Last Saturday, the Lusos suffered to win on Andorran artificial grass by 0-2.
Despite the good streak of the champions of Europe, the truth is that from the beginning, everything was against the men of Fernando Santos, after losing in the first game in Switzerland (2-0) taking advantage of the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo in that match. Since then, Portugal have beaten Andorra (6-0), Faroe Islands (0-6), Latvia (4-1), Hungary (3-0), Latvia (0-3) and Faroe Islands (5-1). before suffering in Budapest (0-1).
World 2018 RussiaSuiza has been able to play with the pressure of being a leader since the first day of this qualifying phase won the most important game, against the European champions Portugal (who had Cristiano Ronaldo down), counting all their matches for victory since then, for a total of 27 points.
23 goals in favor and only 5 against speak clearly well of the Swiss solidity, but they are not enough to be already classified, since the Portuguese have scored 30 and received only 4, leaving them with +26, by the +18 of the Swiss.
Until this last day against Hungary, Switzerland added 6 consecutive matches without granting a single goal. After the initial 2-0 against Portugal, Hungary made their victory very expensive, falling by 2-3. Curiously, the Magyars have scored 4 of the five goals they received, and they have only played two games.
Latvia, Faeroe Islands and Andorra have been nothing more than mere comparsas in this group and now comes the moment of truth, visiting the European champions at the Estadio Da Luz in Lisbon for a game in which they need to score to be classified in a way direct to the World Cup.
Swiss and Portuguese know that, no matter what happens, they will have the repechage guaranteed as one or the other will be the best second of the 9 qualifying groups. The precedents are not at all favorable for the Portuguese, who have not won Switzerland in the 4 matches played since 1986, with two draws (in 1986 and 1987), and two Swiss victories 2-0 in the last two matches.
Cristiano Ronaldo, with 15 goals in these 9 games will be the great referent of the Portuguese and, opposite, will be a Seferovic who plays in his stadium, that of SL Benfica.
The forecast for this momentous game is that at least one of the two teams, among the least thrashed in Europe, will remain unmarked in this match.
Portugal vs Switzerland Prediction: 2/X 3.00
Portugal vs Switzerland betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Portugal vs Switzerland final score recommendations: 2-2 10.00