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Portugal vs Sweden Predictions, Tips and Odds: A chance to prepare for Euro 2024

Portugal vs Sweden Predictions, Tips and Odds: A chance to prepare for Euro 2024

Fans will get a chance for an early preview of Portugal ahead of Euro 2024 as they host Sweden in a friendly in the upcoming international break.

Portugal vs Sweden predictions

Portugal vs Sweden: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 4/6 with Betfred
Correct Score Portugal 2-0 Sweden 11/2 with BoyleSports
First Goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo

The stats behind our Portugal vs Sweden predictions:

  • Portugal conceded in just one of their 10 games in 2023.
  • Portugal have won their past 10 matches.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in six of his past nine games for Portugal.

Can Portugal build on a strong 2023?

This is the first chance for fans to see Portugal in action in 2024, and they’ll be hoping it’s a good start to the year with the European Championships now just a few months away. There is reason for Portugal to be optimistic going into the tournament, as they look to take the European crown for the second time.

Portugal were perfect in 2023, winning all 10 of their games in qualifying for the European Championships. Sure, the level of opposition wasn’t as high as it could have been, but you can only beat what’s put in front of you. And it was a great way to build momentum going into a tournament year. They’ll be hoping there hasn’t been a disruption after four months away, but Portugal won’t know that until the meet up next week. Portugal have an interesting group at Euro 2024 too, facing Czech Republic, Turkey and one of Georgia, Luxembourg, Greece or Kazakhstan.

There will be no tournament for Sweden this summer as they failed to qualify for Euro 2024. While their group was tough, many would have predicted Sweden to return more than the 10 points they did. Finishing below Belgium and Austria, Sweden won 90% of their points in the group against Azerbaijan and Estonia. And there was also the 3-0 defeat at the hands of Azerbaijan.

As a whole last year, Sweden lost four of their 10 games, continuing what has been a tough period. In 2022, Sweden finished bottom of their Uefa Nations League group, to seal a second successive relegation in the competition. Later this year, they’ll start in League C, hoping to get back on track.

Portugal vs Sweden match tip

Portugal to win to nil @ 6/5 by 10bet

As mentioned, Portugal were extremely dominant in 2023, both in defence and attack. They kept nine clean sheets in their 10 games last year, only faltering in a 3-2 win over Slovakia in October. But they bounced back after that game, with three clean sheets on the trot to end the year.

Portugal vs Sweden odds

PORTUGAL VS SWEDEN
Squawka

*Odds correct as of 10:15 on March 15. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Looking at the form of these two nations over the past few years, it’s pretty easy to come to the conclusion of Portugal being odds-on favourites. They’d be favoured even without a perfect record last year, but when you add that to Sweden’s four defeats in 2023, there’s only one winner.

Portugal vs Sweden team news

Roberto Martinez is yet to name his squad for the upcoming international break. But he is expected to go full-strength as this will be the last real chance to fully analysis his players on the pitch ahead of the European Championships.

This is Jon Dahl Tomasson’s first break as Sweden boss, after taking charge last month. There aren’t any real surprises, with the likes of Alexander Isak, Viktor Gyokeres, Victor Lindelof, Anthony Elanga and Dejan Kulusevski all involved.

How to watch Portugal vs Sweden Live

Portugal host Sweden at 7:45pm on Thursday 21st March, with the game not being broadcast live in the UK.

Portugal vs Sweden head-to-head

  • 14 October 2020 – Portugal 3-0 Sweden – Uefa Nations League
  • 8 September 2020 – Sweden 0-2 Portugal – Uefa Nations League
  • 28 March 2017 – Portugal 2-3 Sweden – Friendly
  • 19 November 2013 – Sweden 2-3 Portugal – World Cup qualifying
  • 15 November 2013 – Portugal 1-0 Sweden– World Cup qualifying

After losing five of their first six games against Sweden, Portugal have taken control of this fixture. They won home and away against Sweden in the 2020 Uefa Nations League, and have won four of the past five meetings.


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