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Switzerland vs. Spain Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
01 July 2021
Friday 2 July
Krestovsky Stadium – Euro 2020
Surprise package Switzerland are looking to upset the odds once again when they face Spain in Saint Petersburg in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. The Rossocrociati dumped out world champions France in the last 16, and face another tough challenge in the football betting online for this game.
The last four meetings have produced a win apiece and two draws. Switzerland’s victory was a 1-0 triumph in the opening group game of the 2010 World Cup, which Spain went on to win. The countries shared a 1-1 draw in a friendly in 2018, before a 1-0 Spanish victory and another 1-1 draw in the Nations League last year.
Switzerland will be without their captain for this massive fixture, which is a huge miss for coach Vladimir Petkovic. Granit Xhaka was superb against France on Monday, putting in an inspirational performance but receiving a yellow card in the second half which rules him out of this game. Petkovic has no other injuries or suspensions to worry about.
Opposite number Luis Enrique ought to have a full complement of players to choose from on Friday. The Spain coach is set to stick with Alvaro Morata up front, after the Juventus striker recovered from a slew of missed chances to bag a stunning extra-time goal against Croatia in the last 16. Goalkeeper Unai Simon is also expected to keep his place after his own goal blunder, with David de Gea continuing on the bench.
Switzerland vs. Spain Preview and Predictions
Switzerland have already completed one seemingly impossible mission at this European Championship, but now they have to do it all again against Spain in the quarter-finals. La Furia Roja are the hot favourites to progress to the last four, but we cannot write the Swiss off so easily anymore.
The Rossocrociati produced a spectacular late show against France in the round of 16, scoring twice in the last 10 minutes to salvage a 3-3 draw and force extra-time. The A-Team lived up to their nickname in the penalty shootout, getting the job done courtesy of a stunning save from goalkeeper Yann Sommer to deny Kylian Mbappe’s sudden death penalty.
Spain, meanwhile, were on the receiving end of a late show in the last-16 tie. They led Croatia 3-1 with just five minutes remaining, before being taken to extra-time. La Roja’s quality shone through in the additional period, with two goals in the first half of extra-time sealing their place in the quarters.
There are plenty of miles in both teams’ legs, which should play into Spanish hands thanks to their superior squad depth. La Roja are the 1.68 favourites to win this tie in normal time, and 1.33 to qualify via any means necessary. Switzerland are 5.50 inside 90 minutes, and 3.35 to reach the quarters.
A draw after normal time is 3.80, sending both of these teams to an extra period for the second game running. After both of these teams drew 3-3 after 90 minutes in the round of 16, the same outcome on Friday could be worth a look at 46.00.
Spain to win and BTTS at 3.25
This Spanish side were far from secure at the back in conceding three times against Croatia, while Switzerland netted three themselves in the last 16 against world champions France.
Over 4.5 goals at 6.00
Spain’s last two games have produced 11 goals inside 90 minutes, while Switzerland’s have produced 10. This could be another high-scoring affair, with a 3-2 Spanish victory priced at 22.00.