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On Tuesday evening there will be a qualifier in Group D at the St. Jakob-Park in Basel. The Swiss national team will welcome the Danish national team at home. The Swiss have already completed their first qualifier on Saturday and won 2-0 in Georgia. The Danes had no play on matchday one and took the opportunity for a friendly match. On Thursday it was enough for Danish Dynamite but only to a 2: 2 as a guest in the national team of Kosovo. In addition to Denmark and Switzerland are Ireland, Georgia and Gibraltar in the EM qualifying Group D. On paper Denmark is of course the main challenger to Switzerland in addition to Ireland in the fight for first place in the group.
The top two teams will secure a ticket to the finals in 2020. Against Denmark, Switzerland should be challenged significantly more than in the first game against the Georgians. The Danes are at least 17 matches in regular time without defeat. If you ask the duel Switzerland vs. Denmark’s odds of bookmakers, this series could end on Tuesday. The hosts come into play as favorites.
Since August 2014, the Swiss national team is coached by Vladimir Petkovic. The coach led the Confederates in the European Championship 2016 and the 2018 World Cup each in the second round. But somehow in Switzerland one had the feeling that more would have been possible. So the coach switched his 4-2-3-1 system to a 3-5-2 in most games after the 2018 World Cup. In addition, Petkovic renounced after the final round on several veterans and built some young newcomers in his squad. With this new strategy, Switzerland won their Nations League group with three wins and a defeat ahead of Belgium and Iceland. Especially impressive were two home wins in the Nations League: the 6-0 against Iceland and the 5-2 against Belgium. On the other hand, the Swiss allowed but then also Testspielpleiten as the 0: 1 at home against Qatar.
In the first international match of 2019, the Swiss had in Tbilisi against Georgia ran. Compared to an unpleasant opponent, the Swiss took a long time, especially in the first half. The guests were for too long a time too little mandatory and harmless. Only in the second round of the Stuttgart Zuber could shoot his colors in the lead. The goal was for the professional from VfB across all competitions the sixth goal in the sixth game. Coach Petkovic had previously switched from 4-2-3-1 to 3-5-2 in the second half. After the backlog, the hosts became increasingly tired and the Swiss increasingly dominant. Ten minutes before the end Gladbach Zakaria decided with his goal the game. After the game, the national players were quite critical of their performance in the first qualifying match. Currently, the Nati has to do without players like Xherdan Shaqiri and Haris Seferovic. Admir Mehmedi, who has to cancel the match in Georgia due to illness, is available again against Denmark.
If you look at the FIFA World Ranking, the Danish national team, currently number ten in the world, will be Switzerland’s main contender in Group D for first place. Since March 2016, the Danes are trained by the Norwerger Age Hareide, who became coach Morten Olsen’s successor. From 2016 also comes the last competitive defeat of Danish Dynamite in the regular season. At that time they lost 1-0 at home in the World Cup qualifier against Montenegro. After that, there was only one more competitive game: In the last sixteen of the last World Cup, the Danes lost on penalties against Croatia. Overall, the record under the current national coach is 16 wins, twelve draws and only six defeats. In the last 17 competitive games, there was only the defeat at the World Cup against Croatia. However, the European champion of the year 1992 does not necessarily play the most attractive football under the Norwegian coach. The focus is clearly on the defensive. Danish Dynamite plays a simple, direct football without much risk-taking.
Many scoring chances are not earned, but also not allowed. In the offensive, the team is dependent on Tottenham professional Christian Eriksen. In the Nations League, the Scandinavians in Group 4 of the B Division had the teams from Wales and Ireland behind them with two wins and two draws and thus secured the promotion to League A. In the first international match of the year 2019, the men of coach Hareide had to play on Thursday in a friendly match in Kosovo. In the match, the hosts had twice taken the lead. The Danes had been able to equalize both times. The goal for the 2-2 final score scored the former Bayern professional Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg but only in the 92nd minute. However, players like Kaspar Dolberg and Christian Eriksen were only substituted in the match. The Leipzig Yussuf Poulsen was completely spared. In the current squad is missing the striker Robert Skov injured. For him BVB professional Jacob Bruun Larsen was appointed to the national team for the first time. Denmark are at a disadvantage against Switzerland in the upcoming match, according to bookmakers.
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