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 Squad and Line-up for the round of 16
- Portugal Team Formation against Switzerland Round of 16 Match
- Switzerland Squad and Line-up for the round of 16
- Switzerland Team Formation against Switzerland Round of 16 Match
- Portugal vs Switzerland Head-to-head
- Portugal vs Switzerland Round of 16 Match Prediction
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.
|USA & Canada||14:00 ET|
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
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
Portugal vs Switzerland Head-to-head
Portugal has played 25 matches against Switzerland and the result is below.
|01 May 1938||Portugal v Switzerland||L||1-2||FIFA World Cup|
|06 Nov 1938||Switzerland v Portugal||L||1-0||International Friendly|
|12 Feb 1939||Portugal v Switzerland||L||2-4||International Friendly|
|01 Jan 1942||Portugal v Switzerland||W||3-0||International Friendly|
|21 May 1945||Switzerland v Portugal||L||1-0||International Friendly|
|05 Jan 1947||Portugal v Switzerland||D||2-2||International Friendly|
|16 May 1959||Switzerland v Portugal||L||4-3||International Friendly|
|29 Apr 1964||Switzerland v Portugal||W||2-3||International Friendly|
|16 Apr 1969||Portugal v Switzerland||L||0-2||FIFA World Cup|
|02 Nov 1969||Switzerland v Portugal||D||1-1||FIFA World Cup|
|13 Nov 1974||Switzerland v Portugal||L||3-0||International Friendly|
|30 Mar 1977||Portugal v Switzerland||W||1-0||International Friendly|
|24 Mar 1982||Switzerland v Portugal||L||2-1||International Friendly|
|29 Oct 1986||Switzerland v Portugal||D||1-1||UEFA European Championship|
|11 Nov 1987||Portugal v Switzerland||D||0-0||UEFA European Championship|
|26 Apr 1989||Portugal v Switzerland||W||3-1||FIFA World Cup|
|20 Sep 1989||Switzerland v Portugal||W||1-2||FIFA World Cup|
|31 Mar 1993||Switzerland v Portugal||D||1-1||FIFA World Cup|
|13 Oct 1993||Portugal v Switzerland||W||1-0||FIFA World Cup|
|15 Jun 2008||Switzerland v Portugal||L||2-0||UEFA European Championship|
|06 Sep 2016||Switzerland v Portugal||L||2-0||FIFA World Cup|
|10 Oct 2017||Portugal v Switzerland||W||2-0||FIFA World Cup|
|05 Jun 2019||Portugal v Switzerland||W||3-1||UEFA Nations League|
|05 Jun 2022||Portugal v Switzerland||W||4-0||UEFA Nations League|
|12 Jun 2022||Switzerland v Portugal||L||1-0||UEFA Nations League|
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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