Defending champions Portugal shoot for an important win when they host Sweden in Group 3 of League A in the Nations League. Predictions and odds for this Portugal versus Sweden match to be held at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon are available.
Fifth-ranked in the world, Portugal lead the group with seven points after three games and lead France just on goal difference with three matches left to determine the finalists from each group.
Under the format, in the top league (League A), the winners of the four groups go on to play in the Nations League Finals, with two semi-finals, one third and fourth place decider, and one final to decide which team becomes the UEFA Nations League champion.
After winning their first two fixtures, 4-1 at home over Croatia and 2-0 at Sweden, Portugal were held to a scoreless draw at France the last time out.RONALDO DOUBLE
In that win over Sweden, team heart and soul Cristiano Ronaldo netted both goals. He will be the main problem of Sweden defenders.
Last season, Ronaldo scored a second-best 31 goals for Juventus in the Serie A, whist he tallied 35 in all competitions.
Portugal boss Fernando Santos, who led the country to their first major victory when they ruled the Euro 2016, will also rely on Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandes, amongst others.
In the inaugural season of the UEFA Nations League (2018-19), Portugal beat the Netherlands 1-0 in the final, behind the 60th-minute goal of winger/striker Goncalo Guedes at Estadio do Dragao in Porto.LAST IN GROUP
Sweden, ranked 18th in the world, sit last in the group after losing their first three matches. 1-0 at home to France, 2-0 at home to Portugal and the latest, 2-1 at Croatia.
Forward Andrej Kramaric’s 84th-minute winner gave all three points to Croatia, who led 1-0 after midfielder Nikola Vlasic’s strike in the 31st minute. Sweden levelled in the 66th minute behind striker Marcus Berg.
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