Portugal vs. Switzerland UEFA Nations League Betting Tips and Preview

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The inaugural UEFA Nations League gets back underway this week with hosts Portugal taking on Switzerland in the semi-finals of the competition. The hosts will be favourites to win but come up against tricky opponents who eliminated Belgium on their way.

Where and when: Estádio Do Dragão, Porto –5 June, kick-off 19:45

Where you can see Portugal vs. Switzerland: Sky Sports, William Hill

Last time: These two sides met twice during the qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup – Portugal won their home fixture 2-0 to top the group, after Switzerland had triumphed 2-0 in the opening fixture.

Joao Felix anytime scorer 13/8 Offer Williamhill
Under 1.5 goals 12/5 Offer Betvictor
Haris Seferovic anytime scorer 3/1 Offer 888sport

Portugal vs. Switzerland Predictions and Preview

The highly-anticipated UEFA Nations League semi-finals get underway this week with Portugal playing host to Switzerland in the first tie on Wednesday – and the Netherlands taking on England the following day.

Portugal are slight favourites for this clash, primarily due to holding home advantage, having come through a group including Italy and Poland to reach this stage.

Switzerland progressed through to the semi-finals having negotiated a tough group including Iceland and Belgium – including an impressive 5-2 victory in the final qualification match, having come from two goals down.

It is not surprising that it is Portugal who are favourites to win this encounter at odds of 6/10 to win in 90 minutes, with Switzerland priced at 4/1 and the draw available at 5/2.

Just four goals have gone in across Portugal’s last four games so under 1.5 goals at 12/5 appears to be a solid bet with under 2.5 at 5/6.

A ‘double chance’ on Switzerland to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 6/5 while a Portugal win/draw outcome is at 1/8.

If you fancy Portugal to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 8/5.

One to watch for Portugal: 19-year-old Joao Felix is tipped to win his first senior cap after a breakthrough season at Benfica in which he netted 20 goals and made him one of football’s most in-demand rising stars. He is priced at 13/8 to find the net here.

One to watch for Switzerland: Felix’s Benfica teammate Haris Seferovic is the main dangerman for the Swiss in this game. After a prolific season in which he netted 27 times, he is tipped to add to his 17 international goals (of which 10 have come in the past 12 months) in this tie. He is available at 3/1 to score in this clash.

Long shot: Of Switzerland’s last 26 matches, at least one side has failed to score in 17 of those games while just four goals have gone in across Portugal’s last four matches – including two 0-0 draws. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 9/1.

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