Portugal vs Switzerland Preview and Prediction: Portugal to Win 1-0 at 5/1
Portugal and the Switzerland will play their next World Cup qualifying game at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on Tuesday, 10th October.
The teams played the reverse fixture in September last year and Switzerland won 2 – 0. Before that, they played in June 2008 and Switzerland also won that game 2 – 0. Their prior game was back in 1993 and Portugal won 1 – 0.
Portugal are currently second in qualifying Group B with 24 points, 14 points above Hungary. Last week they defeated Andorra 0 – 2 and in September they defeated Hungary 0 – 1 and the Faroe Islands 1 – 5.
Switzerland are first in qualifying Group B with 27 points, 3 points above Portugal. Last week they defeated Hungary 5 – 2 while in September they defeated Latvia 0 – 3 and Andorra 3 – 0. Portugal will be eager to close the gap with Switzerland and make the most of this final qualifying game. Both teams have had a run of good results and are likely to be confident. Fans can expect a hard fought game that could be very close.
A 1 – 0 win for Portugal is the most likely outcome with Paddy Power and Boyle Sports both offering odds of 5/1.
Paddy Power Odds: 4/7 Portugal to Win, 11/4 for a Draw and 9/2 Switzerland to Win
Boyle Sports Odds: 8/13 Portugal to Win, 3/1 for a Draw and 9/2 Switzerland to Win