Sweden vs Portugal – UEFA Nations League – Portugal will start this match highly motivated after the victory against Croatia.
Sweden vs Portugal –Will Fernando Santos’ team put out another great performance against the Swedes?
The Swedes were not very happy with their result against France in their last match, because although they have made a very reasonable performance, Kylian Mbappe’s goal at the end of the first half made the difference.
Now, Janne Andersson’s team really need to add a few points against Portugal if they want to have any chance of finishing Group 3 in a good spot, which is actually a very hard task.
Sweden won seven points in their four Group B2 matches in the 2018-19 edition, finishing first in the group, and consequently achieving promotion to League A.
The men dressed in blue and yellow are mainly focused on preparing for next summer’s European Championship, as they finished second in Group F behind Spain.
Swedish coach Andersson, should keep practically the same XI that started the match against France, with Robin Quaison probably keeping his place in the team along side of striker Marcus Berg.
Portugal played an excellent match last Saturday, in their opening match of the 2020/21 Nations League, beating Croatia 4-1 in Porto, and therefore securing the leadership of the group, although France also won their match..
João Cancelo, Diogo Jota, João Félix and André Silva were the scorers for the Portuguese team, and this result, as well as the display of the national team, was even more impressive considering the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo due to injury.
Portugal is this trophy’s holder, and the Portuguese team is also already qualified for next summer’s European Championship as a result of their Group B’s second place.
Moreover, Portugal are the current European champions after defeating France in the 2016 final. The team led by Fernando Santos will try to bring three more points in the luggage, before the next two matches (away against France and at home against Sweden in October).
For this next game, Portugal should already count with Ronaldo, who was left out of the game against Croatia due to a toe infection. The Juventus striker must return to the starting XI for this match, looking for his 100th goal for the national team.
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Sweden vs Portugal – Prediction:
Ronaldo’s return to the squad is expected, and that will turn out to be a great boost for Portugal, who was already excellent against Croatia.
Sweden’s performance against France was also ok, so I think it will be a very balanced and disputed match. I think both teams will show enough quality to score goals.
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