Portugal will play Switzerland in their next encounter

Portugal and Switzerland will face off in the round of 16 on Wednesday

<p><strong>Portugal and Switzerland will face off in the round of 16 on Wednesday</strong></p>

The winner advancing to the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Despite suffering their first defeat in Qatar 2022 in the final group encounter, Portugal advanced as the group's top team owing to Uruguay's victory against Ghana.

Portugal and Switzerland will face off in the round of 16 on Wednesday, with the winner advancing to the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Top of Group H In this Round of 16 encounters, Portugal will face Switzerland, the Group G runners-up. Unlike in a few other groups of the FIFA World Cup 2022, the winners of these two groups were predictable. While Brazil won Group G, Portugal took first place in Group H.

Since 1966, Portugal has only made it to the World Cup quarterfinals once. They finished first in Group H after winning two and losing one of their three games. Fernando Santos' side scored six goals in the group stage, and their explosive attackers will have to deliver again on Tuesday.

Portugal was defeated 2-1 by South Korea in their last group-stage match. However, Santos rested some of their starters after securing a place in the knockout stages before their last group stage match.

Portugal will be concerned about Cristiano Ronaldo's goal-scoring form. Despite this, Portugal has enough firepower in their ranks to defeat their opponents in the round of 16.

Switzerland advanced to the knockout stages with a 3-2 victory over Serbia in their last group-stage encounter. Xherdan Shaqiri, Breel Embolo, and Remo Freuler scored for Murat Yakin's Swiss, who placed second in Group G behind Brazil.

In 1958, Switzerland qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time. To beat Portugal on Tuesday, they will have to be at their best.

Teams

Portugal

Despite suffering their first defeat in Qatar 2022 in the final group encounter, Portugal advanced as the group's top team owing to Uruguay's victory against Ghana. They are currently attempting to reach the round of 16 for the first time since finishing fourth in Germany in 2006. Until December 4, Ronaldo shared the record for most world cup goals with Lionel Messi, despite never scoring in the knockout phase. CR7 will now have a chance to go past Messi, while Portugal expects its golden child to shine and find the back of the net this time.

Switzerland

Switzerland is aware that they are not the favorites to defeat Portugal in the round of 16, but they are also aware that anything can happen this time. It doesn't matter who is stronger on paper because there have been many surprise results at FIFA 2022, like Portugal losing their most recent game 2-1 to South Korea. Switzerland has never won three world cup matches in a row. Switzerland hasn't advanced past the quarterfinals since hosting the World Cup in 1954. They must win this match in order to set new records.

Switzerland vs. Portugal Head-to-Head and Key Figures

  • Portugal and Switzerland have already met twice this season in the UEFA Nations League. The first game was won 4-0 by Portugal, while the second game was won 1-0 by Switzerland.
  • In the twenty-first century, the two teams have met six times, with each winning three times.
  • Portugal has only made it to the World Cup quarterfinals twice, in 1966 and 2006.
  • Switzerland has never won more than two World Cup games in a row. They may rewrite history if they beat Portugal after winning two group-stage games.
  • Portugal has scored the first goal in eight of its past nine World Cup games. The 2-1 defeat to South Korea became Portugal's first World Cup defeat after scoring first.

Prediction for Portugal vs. Switzerland

Switzerland is capable of surprising people. They defeated France in the Euro 2020 round of 16. Portugal, on the other hand, has multiple match-winners in their lineup and will be a difficult prospect for any team. Bruno Fernandes has been in excellent form and is capable of having an impact in every game he plays.

Portugal is expected to seal this one in regular time.

Portugal 2-1 Switzerland Prediction

Date, Time, and Location

The match between Portugal and Switzerland will take place on December 7 at 00:30 AM (Indian time) at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail.

Details about live-streaming

Portugal vs. Switzerland match will be aired live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV networks in India, while the game will be free to watch on Jio Cinema's app and website.

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