Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews England v Switzerland and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s UEFA Nations League 3rd place Play-off clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Switzerland v England Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 9/06/19
- Time: 14:00
- Venue: Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques
- Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
England take on Switzerland for the right to finish 3rd in the UEFA Nations league this Sunday. Both sides suffered defeats late on in their Semi-Finals and they’ll be looking to bounce back with a win here.
England showed plenty of promise against the Netherlands, but individual errors cost them a place in the final. There’s been much talk among the pundits that England should abandon their way of playing out from the back, but I don’t expect to see that happen any time soon. England have a great chance of finishing 3rd in this tournament and go into the game as favourites against a Switzerland side that they are unbeaten against since 1981.
Switzerland surprised many by reaching the Semi-Final stage of the competition and they gave a good account of themselves against Portugal but fell short against a Cristiano Ronaldo onslaught. Switzerland will know that they aren’t favourites, but they’ll know that they can frustrate England.
For both sides it will be interesting to see who will play and who is rested. Switzerland may rest Premier League duo Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka with the likes of Josip Dimic, Renato Steffen and Edmilson Fernandez coming into the side.
Gareth Southgate is likely to ring the changes for this match, Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson and Dele Alli are all like to start having come of the bench in the last match. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Danny Rose Could come into the side as wing backs with Gareth Southgate looking to go back to the 3-5-2 formation that served England so well in the 2018 World Cup.
Potential England Starting XI: Butland, Alexander-Arnold, Keane, Maguire, Stones, Rose, Dier, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Kane
Potential Switzerland Starting XI: Mvogo, Elvedi, Schar, Rodriguez, Land, Sow, Fernandez, Moubandje, Steffen, Dimic, Zakaria
Key Stats & Facts
- Switzerland last beat England in 1981 they have lost 6 and drawn 2 games against England since then.
- England have been shown an average of 1.6 yellow cards per fixture across their last 5 competitive matches.
- England 11/10
- Draw 5/2
- Switzerland 23/10
This game is a hard one to try and predict with both sides likely to make wholesale changes to their starting lineups. England will enter the game as rightful favourites and I don’t think changes to their starting lineup will make them suddenly become weak enough to struggle against Switzerland.
England have a strong group of players and at 23/20 I think they are good value for a win against Switzerland. The Three Lions have failed to keep a clean sheet in 4 of the last 6 games which will give Switzerland hope and they have managed to score 11 goals across their last 4 games including 5 against a strong Belgium side.
If Switzerland are going to cause England problems you would imagine it would come from striker, Haris Seferovic who has 5 goals in 5 appearances in the Nations League. Switzerland have gone on to win the 12 games that Seferovic has scored in, he is 9/4 (BetVictor) to score at any time in the match.
With England finding every way possible to concede at least 1 goal in any match, I think the 3/1 (Bet365) odds for the Three Lions to win and both teams to score is a good angle for a game like this. England will still pose a massive goal threat and with Harry Kane coming back into the side and seemingly getting fitter you can expect England to be very capable of overcoming any setbacks that happen in the game.