One of this nations are playing in the World Cup for sure, the other gets in the playoffs. I think the direct qualification goes to Cristiano Ronaldo&Co.
Portugal are standing with 8-0-1 and a goal difference of 30-4. They only lost the away match vs Switzerland in September 2016, ending 2-0. Portugal are coming from the win 0-2 away vs Andorra (6) on Saturday. Ronaldo were resting in the first half, but came in after the break and scored the 0-1 goal. Both Ronaldo and Carvalho will probably start tonight.
Switzerland are standing with 9-0-0 and 23-5 goal difference. Because of the weaker goal difference, Portugal will qualify if they win tonight. Switzerland are coming from 5-2 at home vs Hungary (3) on Saturday. This was the first match Switzerland conceded goals in a year, last time was back in October 2016. It is expected to see Ricardo Rodriguez back tonight.
I think chances are big for goals both ways in this match. In fact, Portugal does not have anything to lose, and I think they will take chances to grab the win/the first goal as early as possible. Switzerland know that a draw is enough, but away vs Portugal you can’t survive with only defensive focus. This match can open up in the 2.half if its still 0-0, thats for sure.
Two very solid teams are facing here, but with players like Ronaldo, Silva & Carvalho up front I think the hosts will create problems for the guests. Over 2,5 looks like a solid bet for this match.