2nd July – 18:00, Gazprom Arena, Sankt Peterburg
Switzerland will take on Spain in the first match of the EURO 2020 quarter-finals on Friday afternoon. Rossocrociati search for another surprise, while La Furia Roja seeks improvement from the last game.
Switzerland vs Spain Match Preview & Team News
Switzerland produced the biggest surprise in the tournament after eliminating the current World champions, France. In a fascinating rollercoaster, Vladimir Petkovic’s side kept its nerves in the penalty shootout and continued their campaign. The Swiss team could have beaten Les Bleus in the regulation time if Ricardo Rodrigues converted the penalty for a 2:0 lead. However, after his miss, France dominated the game and quickly went 3:1 ahead. However, Kylian Mbappe and the lads didn’t learn the lesson on Spain’s example and let Switzerland equalize in the last ten minutes of the game. That way, the Swiss side continued its excellent form, as they lost only once on the previous ten occasions. The Rossocrociati fans hope their team can continue its scoring streak, as they netted six times in the last two matches. However, Granit Xhaka will miss this clash due to a suspension. He was instrumental in the middle of the park for Switzerland, and they need to cope with his absence.
Spain went through almost the same scenario as France, but with a happy end. A hilarious own goal saw Croatia taking the lead, but La Furia Roja equalized by halftime. They packed two more in the next 45 minutes, and everybody thought they sealed the victory. However, the World Cup 2018 runners-up secured an extra time after leveling up the game in the last five minutes. Unlike France, Luis Enrique’s side scored two in the additional 30 minutes and avoided a risk going into the penalty shootout. The game against Croatia showed Spain is vulnerable against physically stronger teams, but Alvaro Morata and the lads improved their finishing in that match. Spain needs to eliminate negative intervals in their game to avoid getting into the same trouble again.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Both teams head to this game after putting additional effort in the previous round. Spain is a slight favorite in this clash, and although they had troubles with Switzerland lately, we believe they will secure a victory.
Goals Market Prediction
Switzerland has been pretty efficient lately, and Haris Seferovic could pose a major threat to the Spanish defense. On the other hand, La Furia Roja improved its finishing as well, and we could see at least three goals in this encounter.
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