Welcome to our preview of this World Cup play-off qualifier between Sweden and Portugal. This match will see two of the world’s best and most renowned footballers squaring up against one another, as one of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibramhimovic will be forced to miss the forthcoming World Cup.

Recent Form

Sweden WWWWWL
Portugal WDWLDW

Previous Meetings

World Cup 2014 (Europe) ‎(WCQE)‎ 2009-03-28 Portugal 0 – Sweden 0
World Cup 2014 (Europe) ‎(WCQE)‎ 2008-10-11 Sweden 0 – Portugal 0

Qualifying Campaign

Sweden finished second to Germany by some distance in their qualifying group, gaining twenty points from ten games, scoring nineteen goals and conceding fourteen. Portugal finished one point behind Russia in their qualifying group, gaining twenty-one points from their fixtures, scoring twenty goals and conceding nine.

Team and Selection News

Portugal are at absolutely full strength for this fixture with no significant absentees. This will mean that the likes of Nani, Meireles and Ronaldo will line up for them. The most notable absentee for the Swedes will be Daniel Majstorović who has fifty caps.

Conclusion

Not Joined Futurecaster Yet?

As soon as you join you’ll be able to read all the expert analysis and predictions for this weeks matches in full. Plus you’ll also receive our email newsletter alerting you to the best money making products and services available… and the ones you should avoid.

We respect your privacy and will never pass on your email address to anyone else.