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Sweden vs Switzerland Prediction & Betting tips
In a group with Germany and Mexico just the staid Swedes made for a positive surprise at this World Cup. With an unorthodox and extremely destructive style of play, the former major football power Italy was turned off in the play-offs and the reigning world champion in the preliminary round of the current World Cup finals. With the completely surprising group victory at least for the time being a duel with the five times world champion Brazil was avoided. Whether Switzerland is now an easier lot, may be described as questionable. After all, the ‘Nati’ remained in a group with Brazil, Serbia and Costa Rica without defeat and also in qualifying were recorded nine victories in a defeat.
Accordingly, hoping for an exciting, intense and physically tough match between two roughly equal teams. Even though I personally consider the Swiss to be the more balanced and better team, the Swedes spent their first-class performances with their team spirit. Therefore, I do not want to commit myself here. After all, both teams are defensively extremely stable and will not give anything, why I do not expect too many goals. But two should be, which is why I recommend a tip over 1.5 goals for Sweden in the round of sixteen against Switzerland. Bet365 offers odds up to 1.57 for corresponding bets. Nevertheless, I think the use of three units low, because this game in the regular season could well end with a goalless draw.
The selection of Sweden was granted at best outsider opportunities in Group F. But, as you know, it’s different first and second, as you think. In the opening game against South Korea, the Scandinavians sat down after a laborious appearance and thanks to a transformed Foulelfmeters scarce, but earned 1-0 by. Against World Champion Germany, the team of head coach Janne Andersson took the lead with an almost invariably defensive and destructive strategy, but could not save them over time. After the equalizer Sweden kept the German attacks until well into injury time and conceded only by a spectacular free-kick goal by Toni Kroos the goal to 1: 2 defeat.
The starting position for the third group match was clear. Only with a victory against the favored Mexicans the dream of the title could be further dreamed. And indeed, the Andersson-Eleven gave a completely different picture. On the basis of another strong defensive, the Swedes set off from the start and rewarded themselves with three goals in the second half. This was not only the second round of the first round, but also the group victory (balance: 2-0-1, goal difference: 5: 2) in front of the disappointing and still happy Mexicans. For the 2018 Round of 16 Sweden vs. Switzerland betting odds are highly balanced, so betting in both directions carries a certain amount of risk. A successful tip on Sweden, however, are attributed by the bookmakers slightly lower chances of success.
In a group with Brazil, Serbia and Costa Rica, the Swiss selection was credited with a lot. Only the Seleção at first seemed overpowering. All the more pleasing for the Swiss then was the game in the first group game, in which the Brazilians first deservedly took the lead, the Nati with an effective chance utilization and some luck but back into the game and in the end against angry Southamerican Ankers a close 1: 1 Remis over time. Also in the second group match against the Serbs, the team of head coach Vladimir Petković fell early in the lag, but was able to increase in the sequence – as against the Seleção – but increasingly.
Once again in the second half, the fruits of work were brought in as Xhaka and Shaqiri made their first World Cup victory with their goals. The second should follow against Costa Rica. But with the so far worst tournament performance of the Nati it was enough against the clear outsider in the end only to a performance-based 2: 2-draw. Regardless, Switzerland moved into the second round of the group as a group runner (balance sheet 1-2-0, goal difference: 5: 4) and had to leave only the Brazilians as expected.
Sweden vs Switzerland head to head matches
27.03.02 FI Sweden Switzerland 1 : 1
24.04.01 FI Switzerland Sweden 0 : 2
05.09.95 EUR Sweden Switzerland 0 : 0
12.10.94 EUR Switzerland Sweden 4 : 2
16.06.87 EUR Switzerland Sweden 1 : 1