In the second round of the Nations League group stage, Portugal will take on Switzerland on June 5 as our team expert predicts the match. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at how to register with 1xbet.
The ambitious Portuguese
Regardless of their form and level of football, Portugal have always set their sights high. It was the Portuguese who won the first Nations League in 2019, so the team certainly wouldn’t mind repeating that achievement. The team made it to the World Cup, but had to play the play-offs. The start to this year’s Nations League was not a bad one, as they managed to draw a world title away to the Spaniards.
The Swiss are used to the fact that they can compete with teams of any level. They don’t have any big stars, albeit their squad is of decent quality and, most importantly, they are well organised. The Swiss have managed to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup directly, beating the Italians in their qualifying. In their first game in the Nations League the Swiss team lost away to the Czechs 1-2, and with the group they will also have to fight to keep their place in the top division.
Statistical analysis shows that the teams have played each other many times without any clear advantage. The last time the rivals met in the semi-finals of the Nations League in 2019, then the Portuguese won 3-1, with Cristiano Ronaldo registering a hat-trick.
We expect an exciting battle between two strong teams, the Nations League is not a tournament where everyone wants to win at all costs, but still there is more motivation than in friendly games. We agree that the Portuguese are the favourites to win this encounter, although it will not be easy, but we’re betting on a clear win for the home side.