Spain vs Switzerland Soccer Predictions and Betting :
The UEFA Nations league is back after a month with matches lined up for the entire weekend. Of all games, the one that has caught everyone’s eye is the battle between Switzerland and Spain on Saturday.
While Spain is looking to consolidate its position at the top, Switzerland aren’t anywhere near the best as last edition’s 3rd placed team is looking for some resurgence. In their last outing, Switzerland forced a last-minute draw against Germany whereas Spain are coming off an unexpected defeat against Ukraine.
Overall, this group is very close and can produce some unexpected winners after this weekend.
Spain vs Switzerland Soccer Predictions and Betting Summary
Spain vs Switzerland Soccer Predictions and Betting : Recent form
Spain didn’t have a very good season in the inaugural edition after an early exit. In addition to this, the team hasn’t managed to win a big tournament since their 2010 win in the World Cup.
But it seems that they are trying to get back to their imperious touch as they have topped the Group 4 of League A so far in the Nations League. They have so far managed to win 2 games with a draw and a loss in 4 games so far.
A win on Saturday will ensure the top spot thereby helping them to progress to the next stage.
Switzerland have had their share of ups and downs against international opponents in the last year and half. In the last six games that they were part of, the Swiss have managed just 1 victory, 3 losses and 2 draws.
They are in desperate need for a win against Spain after losing against Ukraine and Spain in addition to two drawn games against Germany that has put them at 4th place in the table. The Switzerland will have to do much better than 2 average goals per game if they have to get over the line in the next game.
Switzerland vs Spain predictions and betting : Head-to-head
Recent Meeting: Spain defeated Switzerland with a 1-0 margin in a UEFA Nations League fixture.
Spain vs Switzerland Predictions and Betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The Switzerland attack is led by Haris Seferovic who will have to step up against Spain to get their first victory in the Nations League. The Swiss striker has 9 goals and an assist in the last 18 clashes along with 68.4% pass completion and 2.1 shots per target.
Granit Xhaka will have to come in handy as an attacking midfielder who creates a lot of chances and has 90.3% pass success. He enjoys 0.8 shots per game, 0.5 key passes and 0.3 dribbles per game so far.
Mario Gavranovic will accompany them as another striker and will have to press from the start without losing the intensity quickly. He has netted on 2 occasions and has 1.2 aerial duels and 1.4 shots created so far.
The Spain attack will miss the service of Ansu Fati, as the youngster from Barcelona is reported to miss out for at least 4 months after a surgery.
Dani Olmo will be a key striker who is a young blood having a very special finishing touch and is yet to score for his side but has come up with four assists in 14 outings along with 76.3% pass accuracy and 1.8 shots on target per game.
Adama Traore will join him in the frontline who is yet to score in the last 11 outings and will have to step up in the coming games. He is impressive in the air with 0.9 aerials won per game and a 73.8% pass success along with 0.5 shot on target, 0.8 key passes.
Ferran Torres might join the side who has been excellent with 6 goals and an assist in the recent games. In addition to that, he has 85% pass accuracy along with 1.9 shots on target and 1.3 dribbles per game.
The Spain has the service of one of the best defenders Sergio Ramos who not only defends but can also score. He has 5 goals in 17 games and includes a 92.6% pass success rate with 1.9 aerials and 1.9 clears per game.
Pau Torres joins him in the backline whose strength is to give crosses and counter attacks neatly. He has 89.4% pass completion, 0.6 tackles, 2.9 clears and 0.9 blocks per game in the last 14 appearances.
Jesus Navas will be another important candidate for the defense who has been effective in creating chances and is a set piece threat. He has 0.7 tackles, 0.9 clears and a pass completion rate of 83.1%.
For Switzerland, Ricardo Rodriguez will have to do his work in his strengths like passing and in aerial duels. He has 90% success in passes and has 1.5 aerials won per match along with 2.5 tackles and 2 interceptions per game.
The Basel defender Silvan Widmer has been a quality player with 75.6% success and has counter-attacked pretty well. He also has 2.7 interceptions and 1.7 clears per game in recent games.
Nico Elvedi has been an exceptional interceptor who has 90% success in passes and 0.9 blocks per game along with 3.7 clears. But it still seems that Spain’s defense is far better than the backline of Switzerland.
Spain vs Switzerland Predictions and Betting : Predicted Winner
The clash between Switzerland and Spain will be played in the St. Jakob-Park on 14th November at 8.45 pm local time.
The hosts have dug themselves a hole and are trying to come out it whereas Spain would like to continue at the top spot in the table.
The betting platforms and predictions are expecting the 2010 World Cup winners to come out on top as of now. Looking at FCTables, they have given 49% chance for Spain putting them at the pole position whereas Swiss team has just 22% chance in this game.
According to Bet365, Spain are in the drivers’ seat to post a victory on Saturday with the odds of 1.90 while Switzerland need a massive turnaround to stop Spain. On the other hand, Oddschecker known for giving the best predictions have also backed Spain to emerge victorious with favorable odds.