Cristiano Ronaldo heads to Lusail Stadium on Tuesday for a World Cup round of 16 tie against Switzerland. The Portugal captain hopes to help his team reach the quarterfinals for the third time in history. However, although Fernando Santos’s team come into this match as favourites, it was Switzerland who won the previous meeting between these two teams 1-0 in June.
What is Ronaldo’s record against Switzerland?
In three appearances against Switzerland in all competitions, Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved five goals Y an assist. All five of the Portugal captain’s goals came in the UEFA Nations League, including a famous hat-trick in a 3-1 semi-final win at Porto in June 2019.
This should leave Ronaldo hoping to snap out of a two-game scoreless run on Tuesday. The striker has been unlucky in front of goal of late, scoring just once in three World Cup matches. However, with Eusebio’s record nine World Cup goals for Portugal in their sights, CR7 should be excited to make more history in Qatar.
Portugal vs Switzerland Betting Tips: Stats and Analysis 3 of the last 4 Portugal matches, the sum of goals was over 2.5. Portugal has won 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring over 1.5 goalsSwitzerland have won 5 of the last 7 matchesIn 3 of the last 4 Switzerland matches, the sum of goals was less than 2.5 goals. Record and head-to-head statistics
Here is a list of previous games that Portugal and Switzerland have played against each other, along with relevant information from their most recent games.
After victories over Ghana and Uruguay, Portugal’s 100% winning start to the World Cup ended in an unexpected 2-1 loss to South Korea last time out. That said, Fernando Santos’s men finished top of Group H with six points. Now they head to their last meeting in hopes of qualifying for the World Cup quarterfinals for the third time.
A 3-2 win over Serbia sealed Switzerland with a World Cup round of 16 berth with a second-place finish in Group G. The Swiss finished with six points from three games, first defeating Cameroon 1-0 before losing 1-0 to Brazil. . The goal now is to beat Portugal and reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1954.
Predictions and betting tips on Portugal vs Switzerland
To help you place a winning bet on this upcoming World Cup match in Lusail, we’ve lined up this section with a top Portugal vs Switzerland prediction and some high to low risk alternatives below.
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