Ace Football previews the quarter-final tie between Switzerland and Spain in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, the best odds, and predictions.
Switzerland take on Spain for a match in the European Championship on Friday at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.
Switzerland bring a ranking of number 13 in the FIFA world rankings to the table, thus indicating a close match against the 6th-placed Spain.
The Swiss reached the knockout stages by finishing as one of the best 3rd-placed teams in the group stages. They then eliminated world champions France on penalties in the last-16, thus setting up a meeting with Spain in the quarter-finals.
Luis Enrique’s side, on the other hand, finished 2nd in Group E to qualify for the knockout stages and brilliantly defeated Croatia 5-3 in the last-16. It’s been an up-and-down campaign so far, but they’ve progressed regardless.
Stats and Analysis
Switzerland have been strong in the goal-scoring department recently. Vladimir Petkovic’s men have scored 26 times in their previous 10 internationals across all competitions, making it 2.6 goals per game. They have been decent in defense as well, having conceded 10 goals at their own end. That is an average of 1.2 a game, with a clean sheet in 3 of those matches.
Spain, on the other hand, have fared slightly better than Sweden in the goal-scoring department. La Roja have bagged 27 goals in their previous 10 internationals across all competitions to create an average of 2.7 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 5 of these matches, conceding 10 goals which is an average of 0.7 per game.
Stats and facts for Switzerland and Spain.
Fun stats Switzerland
- Switzerland has won the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Switzerland unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row at home;
- Switzerland has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
- Switzerland scored in the last 11 of 13 matches.
Fun stats Spain
- Spain unbeaten the last 14 matches in a row;
- Spain unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row when playing away;
- Spain scored in the last 55 of 57 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Spain’s last 4 of 6 matches.
Swiss continue to bag results.
Switzerland will be out to extend their fine run of results lately.
In their last 3 matches, Vladimir Petkovic’s men were thrashed by Italy in a 3-0 defeat, followed by a 3-1 win against Turkey. Their most recent match brought a 3-3 draw against France.
Spain hope to build on improved form.
It has been up and down for Spain going into this match as results offer little sense of progress.
In their last 3 matches, Luis Enrique’s men ended with a 1-1 draw against Poland, followed by a 5-0 win against Slovakia. Their most recent match brought a 5-3 win against Croatia.
Switzerland v Spain Fixture History
When they last played an international match against each other – on 14 November 2020 – they both came away with a point in a 1-1 draw.
Switzerland go into their upcoming match against Spain with a 1-2-1 record in recent meetings in the European Championship.
With Mario Gavranovic on 4 goals in the last 6 internationals for Switzerland, he certainly catches the eye as a possible goalscorer again.
With Ferran Torres on 3 goals in the last 6 internationals for he has delivered the goods for Spain, who will be hoping he can add to his total.