Switzerland vs Portugal

We are halfway past the Group Stage of the UEFA Nations League 2022-2023. Switzerland will host Portugal at Stade de Geneve to kick off their matchday 4. Here we take a closer look at Switzerland vs Portugal, predict the probable lineup and who will win.

Portugal will aim to bag another three points against Switzerland to cement the top spot in Group A2. The Swiss, meanwhile, will aim to capture their first victory for their survival in League A.

🏆 Competition: UEFA Nations League 2022-2023

⚽ Fixture: Switzerland vs Portugal

🗓 Date: Sunday, 12 June 2022

🕡 Time: 6:45 pm GMT, 7:45 pm BST, 2:45 pm ET

🏟 Venue: Stade de Genève, Switzerland

📺 TV: Premier Sports 2, DAZN

💻 Live Stream: fuboTV

Portugal Probable Lineup

The Portuguese talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has not traveled with the team as he is given rest for this match. João Moutinho and Raphael Guerreiro will not be available for Portugal.

Fernando Santos may tweak his squad that beat Czech Republic in the last match. Rui Patricio may come in to occupy the goalkeeper position. Man City star Joao Cancelo, who found the target against Czech, will continue in the right-back position. Nuno Mendes will come in for the left-back position. Pepe may be given rest.

Bernardo Silva, who provided 2 assists against Czech, will continue in the midfield with Ruben Neves and Bruno Fernandes. With Ronaldo not available, Andre Silva should star in the attack beside Jota and Goncalo Guedes.

Portugal Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Patrício; Cancelo, Pereira, Carmo, Mendes; Silva, Neves, Fernandes; Jota, André Silva, Guedes

Switzerland Probable Lineup

Fabian Schar will return to the Swiss defense after serving his suspension. Nico Elvedi and Ruben Vargas are doubtful to play against Portugal who were unavailable against Spain due to injuries. Mattia Bottani is out of the squad due to injury.

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Remo Freuler and Granit Xhaka should start in the midfield. Xherdan Shaqiri should lead the team from the front.

Switzerland Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Sommer; Widmer, Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez; Sow, Freuler, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Embolo, Okafor

Switzerland vs. Portugal Prediction:

Portugal is leading Group A2 with 2 wins and a draw after 3 matches. They are 2 points clear of 2nd place Spain. They will want to cement the top spot with a win in this match as only the top team will qualify for the Knockout finals.

After smashing the Swiss by 4-0 goals, the Portuguese are set to pay a visit this time. They will hope to secure similar results with a lot more confidence. Though Cristiano Ronaldo will not play, we don’t see Portugal losing this game.

The Swiss are still winless in the Nations League so far, losing 2-1 against Czech and -1 against Spain, beside Portugal. They will get the home advantage this time and try to catch Portugal off-guard.

Our pick is Portugal to win in a close encounter. Switzerland 0-1 Portugal.

That’s all about Switzerland vs Portugal. Let us know your prediction in the comments below.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports and Surprise Movies.


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