Portugal - Switzerland
Possible starting lineups:
Rui Patrico; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Danilo, Carvalho; Bernardo Silva, Fernandes, Guedes; Ronaldo
Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Schar; Mbabu, Zakaria, Xhaka, Freuler, Rodriguez; Shaqiri; Seferovic
UEFA Nations League, Semi-final.
I expect Portugal to win this match. There are three reasons for my pick. The first is connect with the home advantage. Portugal will have the fans support and this fact should not be underestimated. The second reason is connect with Portugal. The Euro 2016 winners will have Cristiano Ronaldo in the tea. He is definitely a player able to make a difference. Ronaldo has scored two goals in five previous semi-final appearances for Portugal (World Cup, EURO and Confederations Cup), scoring versus Netherlands in EURO 2004 and against Wales in EURO 2016. His experience is priceless. On contrary, Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic has few missing strikers. The third and last reason is connect with the mutual results. Portugal have won four of their last seven matches against Switzerland. In addition, Switzerland are winless in their last eight matches played in Portugal (including Euro 2004), losing six and drawing twice.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 05.06. 20:45h