Prediction: Switzerland to win against Albania, draw against Romania, lose against France.
Bet Tip: Over match score vs France
Bet Tip #2: Under score vs Romania
Bet Tip #3: Straight bet win vs Albania
In terms of historical performances the Swiss do not rank well in the UEFA Euro Cup, from 9 total matched in three qualifications they have only managed to win 1 game as hosts in 2008. They have in all three occasions finished dead last of their group, but this will not be the case with such low level rivals in Group A.
Here are their top 5 goals in the qualifiers:
They lost their first two games, won 4 straight local wins and scored 17 goals total. Qualified as runner-ups in Group E behind England.
France – Host and favorites to win the tournament along Germany and Spain.
Switzerland – Powerful attack but shaky at times on both defense and offense.
Albania – Weakest team in the Euro Cup, this is their debut in the tournament thanks to free points awarded after a riot in the game against Serbia.
Romania – Strongest defense in the Euro Cup.
The Swiss began with a shy performance in the qualifiers losing their first two games, but the last 4 home games they won. They enter as a strong team and favorites to move forward to the next phase. While they are certainly stronger than Albania and Romania, their high performing stats are all playing in their home stadium, will they be as comfortable in France? Could be, a strong fan base is expected with both countries being neighbors and hours away from the hosts stadiums.
Missing a defined striker. The Swiss have a nice goal rate with 17 goals in 10 matches, which is 1.6 goals per match. But their strike rate vs shots on target is not that comforting. The best strategy will be to find an early goal in the first half if you want to bet Inplays only, something that is not so easily accomplished with Romania, but definitely possible against Albania and France.
Switzerland Predictions in the Euro Cup
They will qualify as runner-ups behind France.
- Lose vs France
- Win vs Albania
- Draw vs Romania
Switzerland vs France
Bet tip: France to Win
Score Prediction: 1 – 3 *France wins
Over/Under: Over 3.5 goals match totals
Our Over bet prediction might be a little over-confident, but both the Swiss and French have trouble in their defenses and tend to concede goals, while both carry strong offensive power. France has more skilled players in their arsenal, mainly the midfield, to make a difference and win.
We expect goals from both sides, but 2 or 3 on behalf of France will give them the victory. Let’s not forget the French are host, last time they hosted the World Cup and won the tournament.
Switzerland vs Romania
Bet Tip: Draw
Score Prediction: 0 – 0
Over/Under: Under 2.5 match goals
Romania has the best defense in the Euro Cup and will protect their goalie with a great number of players in the hopes of snatching a best third place in their group. The Swiss will shoot as much as they can and try from outside, but it just won’t happen. Their might even be a time during the match were Romania will counter attack and take ball possession by the end of the second half, making odds even.
Switzerland vs Albania
Bet Tip: Switzerland to win
Prediction: Switzerland wins easily
Score Prediction: 3 – 0
Over/Under: Over 2.5 match goals
*Xherdan Xhaqiri to score at any time
Albania is another defensive team, but not as strong as Romania. The Swiss will overcome these debutants as they know this is the game to win if they wish to stay alive for the next phase. We expect a lot of Swiss goals in this game, 2 or more and none from their rivals.
Their player base comes from the best leagues in Germany, Italy and England.
Stoke City finest, Xherdan Shaqiri is the key creative player and midfield backbone as well as main scorer.
Shaqiri best goals:
Other Key Players
- Gokhan Inler – Leicester City
- Valon Behrami – Watford
Coach – Vladimir Petkovic
Petkovic used to coach minor leagues in Switzerland before being named to coach the national team.
Bet Tips and Predictions
- Prediction – Switzerland to move to the knockout stage.
- Bet Tip – Bet the under against Romania, the over against Albania and anything in favor of the Swiss, and lay bet them against the French.