Tuesday 10 Oct

Portugal vs. Switzerland Match Preview

10 Oct 2017 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL: World Cup Qual. UEFA Group B
INTERNATIONAL: World Cup Qual. UEFA Group B

Portugal

  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

vs

Kick-off
18:45 GMT
10 October 2017

Switzerland

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

Kick-off
18:45 GMT 10 October 2017

The Portugal vs. Switzerland match will be played on Tuesday, October 10, at the Da Luz Stadium, Lisbon. This is the final match of World Cup qualification Europe group B, which will decide the winner and the runner-up of the group. Portugal is currently second on the table with 24 points, while Switzerland is first with 27 points at the moment.

STATS

  • Portugal is currently in a series of four victories in all competitions. They recorded eight wins in a row in this qualifying cycle, and the defeat against Switzerland is their only defeat in competitive games since the match against Germany in World Cup 2014 tournament!
  • Switzerland recorded ten victories in a row in all competitions. They won all matches in this qualifying cycle so far. In six out of their last seven games, they didn't concede a single goal.

HEAD TO HEAD

These teams played 11 games against each other so far. Portugal recorded three victories, Switzerland had four wins, while four matches ended in a draw.  In those 11 games, we saw more than 2.5 goals only three times. Switzerland won the last two games by 2:0.

PORTUGAL NEWS

Portugal is chasing Switzerland from the second round, and the difference stayed the same - three points. To win the group, Portugal needs a victory by only one goal difference, since they have much better goal difference than their rivals. Interestingly, Portugal was defeated against Switzerland in both matches they played against each other in the 21st century, although they were more successful on European championships and World Cup.

Latest matches: Portugal

07.10.2017 Worl Andorra Portugal 0:2 W
03.09.2017 Worl Hungary Portugal 0:1 W
31.08.2017 Worl Portugal Faroe Islands 5:1 W
02.07.2017 Conf Portugal Mexico 2:1 W
28.06.2017 Conf Portugal Chile 0:3 L

SWITZERLAND NEWS

In European qualifications, we never had the team which started the competition with nine straight victories and failed to win it in the end. And that can undoubtedly happen to Switzerland. They need a point to secure the first place in the group. If they lose, the Swiss will have to play additional qualifiers.

Latest matches: Switzerland

07.10.2017 Worl Switzerland Hungary 5:2 W
03.09.2017 Worl Latvia Switzerland 0:3 W
31.08.2017 Worl Switzerland Andorra 3:0 W
09.06.2017 Worl Faroe Islands Switzerland 0:2 W
01.06.2017 Int. Switzerland Belarus 1:0 W

SUMMING UP!

Both teams had a fantastic run in these qualifiers, but only one team can win the group. Switzerland will wait for their chance to counter, while Cristiano Ronaldo will try to lead his team to glory one more time.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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