Ace Football previews the UEFA Nations League match between Germany and Switzerland and offers the latest betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
The last round of Nations League fixtures in the current international break begins on Tuesday, with Germany and Switzerland to lock horns in Cologne behind closed doors.
Fresh from collecting their first win in the competition over the weekend, Germany are hungry for another. The hosts are second in Group A4 and two points behind leaders Spain. But with just one spot available for the finals, losing further ground could prove costly later on.
While it’s a win or bust situation for Switzerland heading into Cologne. The visitors arrive on the back of a defeat to Spain, leaving them rock-bottom in the group table on a single point and at risk of relegation to League B.
But a grim head-to-head record with Germany, on top of their recent poor form, suggests the Swiss may have their work cut out.
Germany Form & Stats
Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Ukraine wasn’t Germany’s finest, with Joachim Low notably unsatisfied. The head coach lamented the missed opportunities in Kyiv and noted the squad grew tired as the match wore on.
But Matthias Ginter and Leon Goretzka’s goals were enough to hand the Germans a timely win all the same. It ended a three-match winless run and moved them up the table in Group A4. They’ll now aim to end the international break on a high note by recording a 36th victory against Switzerland.
Low has demanded better concentration, courage, and attacking play from his players. He also noted in his press conference on Monday that speed and precision will be key against their defensively adept foes.
The return of Timo Werner, who had been sidelined with flu-like symptoms, will be a tremendous boost for the four-time world champions.
Key Team Stats
- On a nine-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
- Won 35 of their 51 games against Switzerland in all competitions (D7 L9).
- BTTS in their last five games in all competitions.
- Over 3.5 goals scored in their last five games in all competitions.
Switzerland Form & Stats
Vladimir Petkovic’s side, as previously mentioned, arrive in Cologne on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Spain last Saturday. They were unlucky to lose that game, owning to a lapse of concentration from Yann Sommer. But had Spain been sharper inside the box, it could’ve been a graver loss in Madrid.
The result extended Switzerland’s winless run to four games and left them bottom of Group A4. Hopes of qualifying for the finals are remote, with the Swiss trailing leaders Spain by six points ahead of the final three fixtures.
Containing the attacking talents of Werner, Kai Havertz, and Serge Gnabry could also prove a tough ask for the visitors in Germany.
Key Team Stats
- Lost three of their last four games in all competitions (D1).
- Under 2.5 goals scored in their last four games in all competitions.
- BTTS in three of their last four games in all competitions.
Germany: Suat Serdar & Leroy Sane (both injured).
Switzerland: Renato Steffen (injured); Manuel Akanji (unavailable).
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)
Top performers in the last 5 matches
|26/04/2000||Germany v Switzerland||1-1||Friendly|
|02/06/2004||Switzerland v Germany||0-2||Friendly|
|07/02/2007||Germany v Switzerland||3-1||Friendly|
|26/03/2008||Switzerland v Germany||0-4||Friendly|
|26/05/2012||Switzerland v Germany||5-3||Friendly|
|06/09/2020||Switzerland v Germany||1-1||Nations League|