Portugal vs Switzerland Match Round of 16 Squad, Line-up, formation, Head-to-head, Prediction Date-time

Portugal vs Switzerland match Round of 16 Squad, Line-Up, Formation, Head-To-Head, Prediction, Date-Time

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal is a more mature team now, and they don’t completely Rely on Cristiano Ronaldo. They have many options for every position in their world cup squad. Portugal can now play with 2 teams at their highest ability and one cannot decide which is the A team and which is the B team. Portugal’s team was in Group H sharing the group with Uruguay, South Korea, and Ghana. Many Cristiano haters were predicting that Portugal won’t be qualifying for the round of 16 and most of them placed Portugal below Uruguay in group H in their prediction. But Fernando Santos proved everyone wrong and took his team to the top of Group H followed by South Korea.

While Switzerland finished in the second spot in Group G below Brazil and beat Serbia and Cameroon. Switzerland came up with a strong squad in this world cup and they showed their ability by qualifying for the round of 16. And here they are against Portugal. Unfortunately, both teams have never won the world cup and will fight to their end efforts to win this time.

Portugal vs Switzerland Round of 16 Match date and time

Portugal vs Switzerland match will be the 56th and the last match of the round of 16 and it will be played on 6 December Tuesday 22:00 local Qatar time at Lusial Stadium.

Qatar22:00
USA & Canada14:00 ET
UK19:00 ET
Australia 06:00 AEDT
India00:30 IST
Portugal vs Switzerland Round of 16 Match Time

Portugal Squad and Line-up for the round of 16

Portugal is predicted to play in a 4-3-3 formation against Switzerland in the round of 16 as they played against Ghana. Though they have many options for positions, they won’t be experimenting with anything in knockouts. They will go with the same squad that they used against Uruguay. Cristiano Ronaldo, Felix, and Bruno Fernandes will be playing as forward strikers. Carvalho, Neves, and Silva will be playing as midfielders while Santos will surely launch the most experienced defender Pepe, and others like Rubin Dias, Mendis, and Cancelo.

In world cups, we need experience and pace. Portugal will try to play possession-based football in their match against Switzerland. They will try to switch balls between midfield and defensive line while the midfielder will try to find Bruno Fernandez and Cristiano Ronaldo in the attacking fourth. It won’t be affordable for Portugal if they give possession to Switzerland as we have seen their ability to convert opportunities into goals as they scored 3 goals against Serbia.

The predicted lineup for Portugal against Switzerland

Goalkeeper: Diago Costa

Defenders: Pepe, Rubin DIas, Cancelo, Mendis

Midfielders: Carvalho, Neves, Silva

Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandez, Felix

Portugal Team Formation against Switzerland Round of 16 Match

Portugal Team Formation
Portugal Team Formation

Switzerland Squad and Line-up for the round of 16

Switzerland’s playing style that we have seen in this world cup i.e. 4-2-3-1 will be continued against Portugal in their next match in the round of 16.

Switzerland also has a promising squad and the ability to dive deep into the tournament. They started with Rieder on right-wing against Brazil and then replaced him with Shakiri who scored a goal and showed the manager his ability to start as a starting 11 player. Y Sommer will protect Switzerland’s goalpost against Portugal as he was in a match against Brazil. We will see one more change in starting 11 in the defense section Elvendi will replace Schar.

And the rest will be the same as we have seen against Brazil.

The predicted line-up for Switzerland against Portugal

Goalkeeper: Y. Sommer

Defenders: Ricardo Rodriguez, Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi, Silvan Widmer

Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Remo Freuler

Forwards: Breel Embolo, Ruben Vargas, Xherdan Shaqiri, Djibril Sow

Switzerland Team Formation against Switzerland Round of 16 Match

Switzerland Team Formation
Switzerland Team Formation

Portugal vs Switzerland Head-to-head

Portugal has played 25 matches against Switzerland and the result is below.

Portugal won:9
Portugal drawn:5
Portugal lost:11
Portugal vs Switzerland Head-to-head
DateMatchResultScoreCompetition
01 May 1938Portugal v SwitzerlandL1-2FIFA World Cup
06 Nov 1938Switzerland v PortugalL1-0International Friendly
12 Feb 1939Portugal v SwitzerlandL2-4International Friendly
01 Jan 1942Portugal v SwitzerlandW3-0International Friendly
21 May 1945Switzerland v PortugalL1-0International Friendly
05 Jan 1947Portugal v SwitzerlandD2-2International Friendly
16 May 1959Switzerland v PortugalL4-3International Friendly
29 Apr 1964Switzerland v PortugalW2-3International Friendly
16 Apr 1969Portugal v SwitzerlandL0-2FIFA World Cup
02 Nov 1969Switzerland v PortugalD1-1FIFA World Cup
13 Nov 1974Switzerland v PortugalL3-0International Friendly
30 Mar 1977Portugal v SwitzerlandW1-0International Friendly
24 Mar 1982Switzerland v PortugalL2-1International Friendly
29 Oct 1986Switzerland v PortugalD1-1UEFA European Championship
11 Nov 1987Portugal v SwitzerlandD0-0UEFA European Championship
26 Apr 1989Portugal v SwitzerlandW3-1FIFA World Cup
20 Sep 1989Switzerland v PortugalW1-2FIFA World Cup
31 Mar 1993Switzerland v PortugalD1-1FIFA World Cup
13 Oct 1993Portugal v SwitzerlandW1-0FIFA World Cup
15 Jun 2008Switzerland v PortugalL2-0UEFA European Championship
06 Sep 2016Switzerland v PortugalL2-0FIFA World Cup
10 Oct 2017Portugal v SwitzerlandW2-0FIFA World Cup
05 Jun 2019Portugal v SwitzerlandW3-1UEFA Nations League
05 Jun 2022Portugal v SwitzerlandW4-0UEFA Nations League
12 Jun 2022Switzerland v PortugalL1-0UEFA Nations League
Portugal vs Switzerland Head-to-head

Switzerland seems to be strong against Portugal according to head-to-head stats.

Portugal vs Switzerland Round of 16 Match Prediction

Both teams have the same points in the group table, both have won 2 matches and both have lost 1 match. The difference is only the goal difference in which Portugal beats Switzerland. But after analyzing both the teams Portugal seems to be strong against Switzerland’s national team.

In Portugal vs Switzerland, my prediction is Portugal will win the match against Switzerland and the score might be Portugal 3-2 Switzerland.

This dept is enough for Switzerland’s current squad, but let’s see what happens on 6th December.

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