Switzerland v England UEFA Nations League Betting Preview

Switzerland v England UEFA Nations League Betting Preview

Switzerland v England – 2019 UEFA Nations League

Sunday’s football action kicks-off with the third place side being decided in the first edition of the UEFA Nations League. In the competition’s first ever third place play-off, Vladimir Petkovic’s Switzerland host Gareth Southgate’s England at the Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes.

A typically sound defensive unit was penetrated in the opening game, as Portugal defeated Switzerland 3-1 with a starring role for hattrick hero Cristiano Ronaldo. The Swiss are recognised for their capabilities in defence and an impressive knack for organisation, but the only consolation against Portugal was a penalty, put away by AC Milan left-back Ricardo Rodriguez.

Reverberations from the 2018 World Cup put England in a strong state to capitalise, even if they would have to start without Liverpool and Spurs players following an understandably tense Champions League final. The makeshift team wasn’t the same without the likes of Harry Kane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dele Alli, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and other tired squad members, but the performance was unacceptable, as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in extra-time, falling apart as the game reached its most important final minutes.

Finishing as the UEFA Nations League’s third best team out of a possible four is far from the most respectable victory in the history of English football, but it’s comparatively better to coming last, so Gareth Southgate will be rallying his troops for a better showing than their self-destruction against the Dutch.

Xherdan Shaqiri Switzerland Liverpool

Winger Xherdan Shaqiri is one of Switzerland’s most dangerous attacking players, facing the nation which houses his current club team.

Betting Summary for Switzerland v England

Poor semi-final performances for both teams portray two nations that are massively underperforming within the opening edition of the UEFA Nations League. That factor alone makes it a nerve wracking task to select either team as being capable of winning. Instead, it feels more likely to get behind under 2.5 goals at 11/10, where we can formulate the combination of Switzerland’s usual organisation with the sudden loss in creativity seen by England.

It’s a shame that there was such a short gap between the Champions League final and the UEFA Nations League, as it meant that a lot of Liverpool and Spurs players were still recovering. That being said, key Liverpool players Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum started against England, playing for the full ninety minutes plus extra-time. Assuming that all starting players return to the England setup, we can’t help but assume that Harry Kane will get on the scoresheet, with his 23/20 odds to net anytime appearing to be especially tempting.

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