Sweden – Portugal
Just few days after an impressive win against Croatia, Portugal will continue to defend their Nations League trophy on Tuesday. Fernando Santos’ team will pay a visit to Sweden at the Friends Arena in Solna. Let’s preview during our soccer betting winning tips for the week.
Perfect – that’s how we can describe Portugal’s performance against Croatia few days ago. Even without the injured super star Cristiano Ronaldo, Selecao showed how good they are. Scoring four goals against the World Cup finalist is pretty much a big deal.
Joao Cancelo, Diogo Jota, Joao Felix and Andre Silva scored for Fernando Santos’ team. In the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, three players started in attack for Portugal – Diogo Jota, Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva. The young Trincao made his debut for the national team in the second half.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo play against Sweden? We can’t be absolutely sure about this. The manager Fernando Santos admitted Ronaldo’s injury is getting better, but he’s still not sure if he’s going to play or not. We should wait and see. But Portugal already showed us that they are very strong even without Cristiano.
Sweden started their Nations League season with a loss. The Scandinavians had to host the world champion France and suffered a 0-1 defeat. They didn’t do too bad, but a moment of briliance from Kylian Mbappe decided the game in France’s favour.
Sweden don’t have a lot of time to think what went wrong against France. Now they must quickly regroup and try to do better against the Nations League champion.
In our soccer betting winning tips we favour Portugal in this one and it’s not surprising. Selecao made a great performance in their first game, so you can understand why they are favourites. But let’s not underrestimate Sweden – they are not a team to joke with.