Portugal vs Switzerland. Prediction for the match of the World Cup

In the World Cup match on December 6, the Portuguese national team will play against Switzerland. Who will advance to the next stage? What bet to play in this duel?

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Portugal vs Switzerland


Memories of the disastrous group stage elimination in Brazil in 2014 have been banished - only the second time in their history (2006, 2010) that Portugal have made it to the World Cup playoffs in a row. Even the defeat in the last game didn't prevent salesao from taking the first place in the group, while the fiasco in the game with South Korea (1:2) left an unpleasant aftertaste.

Moreover, the second place taken would send the team to the Brazilian national team, which is unlikely to suit the fans and the players themselves - the chances in the game with Pentacampions are much less than with any other national team. In addition, the wards of Fernando Santos must take into account their mistakes and not repeat the sorties in the 2010 and 2018 tournaments. It is worth remembering that in the last two cases, when the European team won the group in 1966 and 2006, the “chosen ones” made their way to the semi-finals and final.

Mendes, Otavio and Pereira, who has a broken rib, will not be able to play today.


Having finished second behind Brazil on goal difference in one of the toughest groups in this tournament, Switzerland will reach the round of 16 for the third time in a row. Coach Murat Yakin said after their decisive 3–2 victory over Serbia that the only thing they regret is the "one goal" they need to win the group. After that, the mentor added that "we will gladly fight Portugal in order to disturb them as much as possible."

The Nati already proved their worth when they defeated today's opponent in the UEFA Nations League last June. However, the Swiss will have to become the authors of another record in order to continue their journey along the World Cup tournament distance - the team has never won three games in a row in history. Notably, Switzerland participated in the highest scoring match in World Cup history when they lost 5-7 to Austria in 1954.

Sommer won't be able to play today.

Portugal vs Switzerland

Portugal vs Switzerland facts

  • Exact score 1:0 - Switzerland suffered two of the last three defeats with this score;
  • Portugal To Score In The Second Half - in the last two matches of Portugal, such a bet was successful;
  • Penalty: yes - penalties have been awarded in Portugal's last two matches.

Game Totals Prediction

In this game, we expect maximum concentration from the opponents in defense - Switzerland will try to use their chance in the counterattack, while the Portuguese are unlikely to play open football from the first seconds - in such fights, everything is often decided by one mistake, and opponents know about it. In addition, in 3 of the last 4 Nati matches, more than two goals were not scored.

Our prediction is the total under 2.5 goals and we bet on it through the bookmaker Mostbet with a coefficient of 1.74.

We assume that the game will be viscous and unpredictable. The statistics of face-to-face meetings is not easy, while both opponents are worthy of victory. Let's take a risk and play a bet on a draw in regular time - we assume that the outcome of the meeting will be decided by a penalty shootout.

The second bet is a draw for 3.54.

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