Ace Football previews the Group A match between Wales and Switzerland in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, predictions, odds, and stats.
Wales welcome Switzerland for a clash in the European Championship in Azerbaijan this Saturday. The Dragons arrive at the Euro 2020 placed 17 in the FIFA world ranking, sitting fairly close to their 13th-placed opponents.
As rather big outsiders in this group, it would be considered an upset if Wales were to survive the tournament beyond the group stages. They were the surprise of the tournament in 2016 though, eventually reaching the semi-finals before bowing out.
It has the look of a close battle to get through the group but with their qualifying campaign in mind, Switzerland could pose a threat to most opponents. They usually manage to get out of the group stages, trouble instead arrives when battling it out in the knock-out round. Booking a place at the Euros perhaps proved a little more exciting than Switzerland dreamed but they proved to have enough quality for 1st place in the group.
Wales vs Switzerland: Stats and Analysis
Wales do not hold a reputation of being a high-scoring team. Rob Page’s side only found the back of the net 13 times in the last 10 internationals, creating an average of just 1.3 goals per game. However, they were very solid in defence with 9 goals conceded, which is a highly respectable average of 0.9 per game. Strangely enough, they managed just 3 clean sheets in these matches.
Switzerland begin their Euro 2020 campaign with very good stats in their last 10 internationals. The A-Team hit the target 2.4 times on average per game, scoring 24 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 12 goals, an average of 1.2 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.
It looks like a very tough assignment for Wales in their first outing at the Euro 2020. A win would be a highly surprising outcome in a match where securing even a point would be deemed a big surprise.
Switzerland enter their opening encounter at the Euro 2020 looking to kick off the campaign with three points, however, Wales could prove too tough a nut to crack.
Stats and facts for Wales and Switzerland.
Fun stats Wales
- Wales unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
- Wales unbeaten the last 14 matches in a row at home;
- Wales has won in the last 7 of 8 matches at home;
- Wales scored in the last 13 of 15 matches.
Fun stats Switzerland
- Switzerland has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- Switzerland has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Switzerland scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Switzerland’s last 4 of 6 matches.
Form Wales vs Switzerland
The Welsh looking for more.
It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Wales with performances showing little sign of stability. In their last 3 matches, the Dragons won 1-0 against Czech Republic, followed by a 3-0 defeat against France. Their most recent match brought a 0-0 draw against Albania.
The Swiss look formidable.
Switzerland keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their 3 latest outings, Vladimir Petkovic’s side claimed a 3-2 win against Finland and went on to a 2-1 win against USA. Their latest game produced a 7-0 win against Liechtenstein.
Wales v Switzerland Fixture History
On 7 October 2011, these two nations went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when Wales ran away winners with a 2-0 scoreline.
Wales have the following 1-0-1 meeting statistics with Switzerland.
Kieffer Moore arrives at the Euro 2020 very keen to continue the momentum he has built up in his last 6 internationals for Wales. Scoring 2 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output. Managing 4 goals in his previous 6 internationals for Switzerland makes Mario Gavranovic a player every opponent will have marked as one to keep an eye on.