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Portugal vs Sweden Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Portugal can overcome Ronaldo absence in the UEFA Nations League

  • Portugal host Sweden in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday
  • Match kicks off in Lisbon at 7:45pm BST
  • Portugal have won 4 of their last 5 Nations League matches
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Sweden have lost their last 3 Nations League matches
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored 7 goals in his last 4 matches against Sweden but is unavailable (Getty Images)

Sweden host Portugal in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday. Ronaldo has scored seven goals in his last four matches against Sweden but has tested positive for COVID-19. Can Portugal overcome his absence in Lisbon?

Portugal Form


Portugal started their UEFA Nations League title defence with a 4-1 win against Croatia. They hit the woodwork three times in a dominant win, taking 27-5 shots including 11-2 on target.

The Seleção produced another comfortable 2-0 win in Sweden. The Swedes were reduced to 10 men in the first half, Ronaldo taking advantage with his 100th and 101st goals for his country.

Portugal drew 0-0 against Spain in a friendly before a 0-0 draw against France in the Nations League. It was an even match in Paris, the European champions matching it against the World champions.

Portugal Team News


Joao Cancelo is a chance to start at left-back with Raphael Guerreiro starting both matches last week.

Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho could be given a start in midfield with William or Danilo getting a rest.

Cristiano Ronaldo has 167 caps and scored 101 international goals. He is close to breaking the all-time international goals record but won't get an opportunity here, the 35-year-old testing positive for COVID-19 and dropping out of Portugal's squad.

Portugal Squad


Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício, Anthony Lopes, Rui Silva

Defenders: Pepe, Domingos Duarte, Raphaël Guerreiro, Rúben Dias, João Cancelo, Nélson Semedo, Nuno Sequeira, Rúben Semedo

Midfielders: João Moutinho, William Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, Danilo Pereira, Bruno Fernandes, Renato Sanches, Rúben Neves, Sérgio Oliveira, Daniel Podence

Forwards: André Silva, João Félix, Diogo Jota, Trincão

Sweden Form


Sweden lost 1-0 against France to start the new UEFA Nations League season. It was a close match but they couldn’t match it against the World Cup champions.

Janne Andersson’ side lost 2-0 at home to Portugal with Gustav Svensson sent off on the stroke of half-time. They beat Russia 2-1 in a friendly in Moscow before another defeat in the Nations League.

Sweden lost 2-1 in Croatia, Marcus Berg equalising in the 66th minute before the hosts won with a late goal.

Sweden Team News


Defenders Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson and midfielder Jimmy Durmaz were not called up to the Sweden squad. 

Centre-back Filip Helander is injured with Victor Lindelof and Pontus Jansson likely to start against Portugal.

Midfielder Gustav Svensson is available after suspension.

Sweden Squad


Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt

Defenders: Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelöf, Sebastian Holmén, Pierre Bengtsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson

Midfielders: Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal (vice captain), Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Mattias Svanberg, Ken Sema, Kristoffer Olsson, Dejan Kulusevski

Forwards: Marcus Berg, Robin Quaison, Alexander Isak, Sebastian Andersson, John Guidetti, Isaac Kiese Thelin

Portugal vs Sweden Head to Head


Sweden have a 7-6 advantage against Portugal with six draws in 19 matches. Portugal won 1-0 and 3-2 in the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers Playoffs with Ronaldo scoring all four goals.

These nations last met in the UEFA Nations League in September, Portugal winning 2-0 in Stockholm with both goals scored by Ronaldo.

Portugal vs Sweden Odds


Portugal are 1.48 favourites at Unibet with Sweden priced at 7.50 with bet365. A draw is available at 4.50.

Portugal vs Sweden Stats


  • Portugal have won 4 of their last 5 matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • Portugal have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 6 matches including friendlies.
  • Portugal have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Sweden (all competitions).
  • Sweden have lost their last 3 matches (UEFA Nations League).

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Where is Portugal vs Sweden being played?

Portugal vs Sweden is being played at Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal.

When is Portugal vs Sweden being played?

Portugal vs Sweden is being played at 19:45 BST on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

What competition are Portugal vs Sweden playing in?

Portugal vs Sweden are playing in UEFA Nations League.

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Verdict

Portugal are playing impressive football and should be too good for Sweden despite missing Ronaldo.

Best Bet: Portugal Win Full Time Result @-208.33 at BetMGM - 6 Units
Value Bet: Portugal Win to Nil Win to Nil @+125 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Portugal Win 2-0 Correct Score @+550 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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