Sweden vs Switzerland Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Tuesday, Sweden will face Switzerland at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium. This is a game between two European sides which are familiar with each other. Judging by their previous h2h results we are in for a game full of excitement and entertainment, a game that will not leave anyone disappointed.
Sweden is coming into this clash from the first spot of Group F, where despite all odds they managed to finish above Mexico, South Korea, and Germany. Swedes produced another stunning defensive performance against Mexico’s strong attack. In that match, they demonstrated their quality and showed that they can compete with anyone. All three goals came in the second half. They're not the most appealing on the eye but what they are is incredibly consistent and hard to beat. Augustinsson and Granqvist scored for Sweden to make it 2-0. Ten minutes later, Alvarez of Mexico scored an own-goal to set the final result. The fact that they’ve kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 8 matches at the FIFA World Cup proves just how tough of a nut they are to break.
Switzerland progressed to the knock-out phase from the second spot of Group E. They finished having placed higher than Serbia and Costa Rica and remained undefeated. In the first round they drew to Brazil, in the third to Costa Rica, and in the second round, they got their only win against Serbia. They were somewhat lucky as they won mainly thanks to a last-minute goal after a counter-attack. Against Costa Rica, the Swiss showed that they lack composure in the final minutes of the match. Dzemaili and Drmic scored a goal each for Switzerland. On the other side, Waston scored a goal for the South Americans. The Europeans were up a goal until the final minutes of the match. In the third minute of the second half stoppage time, Sommer scored an own-goal and with it equalized and set the final result. It is worth noting that Switzerland is undefeated in 16 of their last 17 matches at the FIFA World Cup.
The two sides have played their fair share of games. Their first ever match took place in 1924 when Switzerland won by the score of 2-1. Their most recent clash was in 2002 and ended with the result of 1-1. Out of the total twelve clashes between them, Switzerland has won four, Sweden has won five, and the remaining three games ended as draws. Out of the previous five matches, Sweden has two wins, two draws, and a single defeat. On the other hand, Switzerland has three draws and two wins from the previous five matches played. It is worth noting that in four of those five outings we have seen both teams scoring. It will be interesting to see who progresses further as the two sides are in some ways very similar to each other. They both have strong defensive lines and most of their goals have come from moments of inspirations or set-pieces, or counter-attacks.
Sweden vs Switzerland Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)
Sweden don't have many missing players for the match against Switzerland. Sebastian Larsson is injured and he will not play on the match. All other players are fully fit and they are ready to play and all of them are fully fit for this game.
On the other side Switzerland don't have big injury concerns for the match against Sweden. Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schar are suspended and they can't play on this match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play and all of them are highly motivated for this game.
Possible starting lineups
Sweden: Olson:; Augustinsson, Granqvist, Lindelöf, Lustig; Forsberg, Ekdal, Svensson, Claesson; Toivonen; Berg
Switzerland: Sommer; Rodriguez, Akanji, Djourou, Elvedi; Behrami, Xhaka; Embolo, Dzemali, Shaqiri; Drmic
Sweden vs Switzerland Prediction
What a great football game to place our bet and win some cash on Tuesday in the World Cup 2018. Match Sweden vs Switzerland brings us very good betting opportunities and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Both teams are highly motivated for this game and we expect a true football fight for the points. Switzerland will be without Arsenal full-back Stephan Lichtseiner and defender Fabian Schar and they have to play very cautious in defending. On the other side Sweden will try after fast counterattack and their main objective for the match will be strong playin in defense line. This game is going to be a true football fight for the points and we expect lots of midfield duels and fouls.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Sweden vs Switzerland Prediction: Both teams to score. We don't expect to see a winner on this match and our second betting pick for the match is draw. If you want to take a risk then can try with bet on correct score 1-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.