February 17, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>After a pair of goalless draws, our tipster is backing the holders of the Nations League to get back to winning ways at the Estadio Jose Alvalade
Portugal look to cement their place at the top of Group Three of League A of the UEFA Nations League with a win over Sweden on Wednesday evening.
Fernando Santos’ men drew 0-0 in France at the weekend to stay in first position, although the result marked their second goalless draw of the international break after a stalemate in a friendly with neighbours Spain.
Sweden, meanwhile, are bottom of the group after three successive defeats but may be in good spirits after claiming a 2-1 friendly win over Russia last week.
Portugal vs Sweden Latest Odds
Portugal have not lost a competitive game on home soil since 2014, although they did lose 3-2 when Sweden visited in a friendly three years ago.
The hosts remain clear favourites to claim three points, priced at 9/20 (1.45) with bet365, with the visitors at 6/1 (7.00) and the draw at 16/5 (4.20).
Portugal vs Sweden Team News
The hosts are without goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and star forward Cristiano Ronaldo after they bothed tested positive for coronavirus.
Sweden defender Filip Helander has left the squad with an injury.
Portugal vs Sweden Preview
This will be the fifth meeting between these two nations in the last seven years, with the most recent clash seeing Portugal win 2-0 last month thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese have a strong scoring record at home, understandably given the array of attacking talent they possess, while Sweden are yet to keep a clean in this edition of the Nations League.
Therefore, backing the hosts to score looks like an appealing prospect with Portugal netting at least twice in five of their last eight clashes against Sweden.
Portugal vs Sweden Tips And Predictions
Portugal to win and score over 1.5 goals is priced at 5/6 (1.83) and looks like a shrewd angle from which to approach backing a home win.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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