Kick-off: 1945, 14/11/2020
Stadium: St Jakob-Park
TV: Sky Sports
Spain are fancied to cement their position at the top of Nations League Group A4 by beating basement dwellers Switzerland in Basel.
La Roja have been a touch frustrating to follow at times of late but were clearly the better team when beating the Swiss in Madrid last month.
We’re happy to take 91/100 for them to confirm that superiority at St Jakob-Park for our first Switzerland vs Spain prediction.
A Look At Switzerland’s Betting Odds
Switzerland reached the semi-finals of this tournament last time around and then topped a Euro 2020 qualifying group featuring Denmark and Republic of Ireland.
However, Vladimir Petkovic’s side have struggled to maintain those high standards during this pool.
There was obviously no disgrace in securing two draws against Germany, but losing 2-1 away to Ukraine and 1-0 in Spain has left them facing a relegation battle.
The Red Crosses have also faltered in recent friendlies, going down 2-1 to Croatia in St Gallen last month and losing by the same scoreline in Belgium on Wednesday – which made it six games without a win.
Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool regularly feature in a settled side, while Haris Seferovic and Admir Mehmedi are proven goalscorers up front.
With the hosts lacking momentum at this point, though, we like 8/1 for them to suffer a fourth 2-1 loss in seven outings from the Switzerland vs Spain odds.
A Look At Spain’s Betting Odds
After a disappointing World Cup in Russia, Luiz Enrique looked to have restored Spain to the top ranks of international football over the past two years.
La Roja rattled off eight wins in a 10-match unbeaten Euro 2020 qualifying campaign and started this tournament brightly.
They drew 1-1 in Germany before crushing Ukraine 4-0 and seeing off Switzerland, when Mikel Merino pounced on some sloppy defending to set up Mikel Oyarzabal.
However, Spain then wasted a whole host of chances in a 1-0 loss away to Ukraine – their first defeat since 2018.
Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with the Netherlands in Amsterdam was another puzzling performance.
Sergio Canales put La Roja ahead in a dominant opening period, but Donny van de Beek levelled soon after the break and the Dutch had a couple of golden opportunities to snatch victory late on.
Enrique refused to let that knock his confidence, though, stating: “We have created opportunities to score more.
“We have good players and good forwards. The goals will come. I’m not worried.”
We’re also keeping the faith and 6/5 for the fast-starting visitors to open the scoring in the first half is added to our Switzerland vs Spain betting tips.
Belgium 2-1 SWITZERLAND – Admir Mehmedi
Netherlands 1-1 SPAIN – Sergio Canales
Head-to-head: Spain 1-0 Switzerland, Spain 1-1 Switzerland, Spain 0-1 Switzerland, Spain 3-0 Switzerland
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