Opening their Nations League campaign in stunning fashion earlier in the week, Portugal will look to make it two in two when they make the trip to Sweden on Tuesday night.
Putting on a real clinic and landing a thumping 4-1 win against Croatia on home soil and laying down a marker as they look to defend their crown, the Reds have continued to impress over the last two years and will make the trip to Stockholm filled with confidence.
On the flip side, while Sweden might have managed to put in a rugged display against world champions France on Thursday night, the Yellows could only slump to a 1-0 defeat and saw their unbeaten run on home soil come to an abrupt end.
While they might be hosting another European powerhouse in midweek, there is no doubt that Janne Andersson’s men should be boosted by their most recent meeting against the inaugural Nations League champions.
Landing a stunning 3-2 win when they made the trip to Funchal back in 2017, you might be interested to know that a similar shock home victory can be found priced at 10/3 with Ladbrokes.
Sweden seeking a marksman
Although Sweden would have been rightfully left frustrated to have only opened their Nations League campaign with a 1-0 defeat at home against France on Saturday night, the Yellows are desperately seeking out for a reliable number nine to lead their line.
Failing to ask any real questions of Les Bleus’ shot-stopper Hugo Lloris in Stockholm over the weekend, they saw their eight-match unbeaten run on home soil come to an abrupt end and could be in for another tough test in midweek.
With many shocked by Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak missing out in a spot in JanneAndersson’s squad, the Yellows have failed to find a replacement for former icon ZlatanIbrahimović and could face a stern test in Group A this time around.
You might be interested to know that Sweden can be found priced at 11/8 with Paddy Power to draw another blank on home soil this week.
Elsewhere, after once again making a cameo appearance against France over the weekend, new Juventus arrival Dejan Kulusevski could be in line to make his first start on Tuesday night.
Portugal flying high
While Sweden might have opened this year’s Nations League campaign with a 1-0 loss on home soil, Portugal really laid down a marker over the weekend and couldn’t have wished for a better start.
Although the defending champions might not have been able to call upon attacking MVP Cristiano Ronaldo who was dealing with a toe injury, Fernando Santos’ men landed a thumping 4-1 win against Croatia in Porto.
Unlucky to have only picked up a quartet of strikes on Saturday night and creating a string of chances in the final third, the Reds have certainly enjoyed quite the free-scoring run over the past two years.
With Joao Cancelo, Joao Felix, Diogo Jota and Andre Silva all getting on the scoresheet in their Nations League opener, you might be interested to know that Portugal have now recorded at least a pair of goals in six of their last seven appearances.
Travelling to Stockholm on a real high in midweek, the Reds can be found priced at 20/21 with Betfair to once again record over 1.5 strikes on foreign soil.