SPA vs SUI Dream11 Prediction: Switzerland travels to Madrid to take on Spain in the group A fixture in the Nations League. After comfortably beating Ukraine 4-0 and seeing out a draw against Germany, Spain now welcomes Switzerland to the Spanish capital in what will be the third game of the Nations League. After drawing 0-0 with Portugal in the International Friendlies on Wednesday, Luis Enrique’s men will be prepared to carry on their run in the Nations League. On the flip side, we have Switzerland who is yet to register a win in this season’s Nations League with a 2-1 loss to Ukraine and a 1-1 draw against Germany. They also lost their international friendly against Croatia 2-1 earlier this week. They will now have a feeling of uncertainty going into this game and coming up against a side like Spain who hasn’t lost in 12 matches. Switzerland is currently bottom of their group and will look to get their first win against the table-toppers. The two sides met in their first game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup where Switzerland beat Spain 1-0, but the Spaniards went on to win the grand prize in world football.
Fixture name & competition: Spain vs Switzerland, UEFA Nations League
Date & Time: 11th October, 12:15 am (IST)
Venue: Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, Madrid
SPA – DWDWW
SUI – LDLWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The last 5 fixtures have seen Spain won 2 games, 2 draws and Switzerland have won 1 game.
Last meeting: Spain 1-1 Switzerland (International Friendlies, 4th June 2018)
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SPA vs SUI Dream11 Prediction Team News, Injury Report, Starting Lineups
Spain Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Luis Enrique does not have any unavailable players.
Doubtful: Sergio Reguilon picked up a knock against Portugal and got substituted at around half-time.
Expected changes: Luis Enrique is likely to make some changes to the team that played in the friendly. David de Gea will replace Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal. Rodrigo Moreno might make way for Ansu Fati and Sergio Canales will be back on the bench with Rodri replacing him. If Reguilon is not fit, Jose Gaya will slot in at left-back. Adama Traore might replace Dani Olmo in the frontline.
SPA vs SUI Dream11 Playing11:
SPA Playing 11 (probable):
David de Gea (GK)
Switzerland Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Renato Steffen, Manuel Akanji and Breel Embolo will remain unavailable for Switzerland.
Doubtful: Xherdan Shaqiri tested positive a few days ago but has since recovered and will travel to Madrid. It remains to be seen if he features against Spain.
Expected changes: Vladimir Petkovic will look to make multiple changes to his side that lost to Croatia. Granit Xhaka is expected to keep his place, while players like Nico Elvedi and Yann Sommer will be back in the lineup for SPA vs SUI Dream11 Team Prediction.
SUI Playing 11 (probable):
Yann Sommer (GK)
Bookmakers have naturally pegged Spain to win the game with odds of 1.36 and Switzerland are only at 8.50. Even though there is always the impending possibility of an upset in football, it will be highly unlikely when the two sides meet. Spain has a much better side with better players in every position. Spain has also been on a 12-game winning streak, facing sides like Portugal and Germany in the process. They will look to improve this winning run and gather as much momentum before the upcoming Euros next season. Luis Enrique will use this time to figure out his best 11 and a side like Switzerland will be perfect for that. The Swiss can use this to their advantage as they benched multiple first-team players for their game against Croatia which will provide them with a fully-fit and energetic squad for this game. However, Spain played their last game as well in Madrid and haven’t had the pain of travelling, unlike Switzerland who played a home game two days ago. Check out our SPA vs SUI Dream11 Match Prediction
Gerard Moreno – After a spectacular 2019/20 season with Villareal where he scored 20 goals and provided 6 assists, he now has the chance to shine for his country. He only has 5 caps for Spain so far but has capitalized on them, scoring 3 goals and providing 4 assists. He will now look to cement his spot up front by winning Luis Enrique’s trust a goal or two against Switzerland will do just that.
Granit Xhaka – The Arsenal midfielder has had a great start to life in the Premier League and has become an integral part of the Gunners’ side over the last few months. He will be the driving force in midfield and might fancy a shot from range to test David de Gea who has been very shaky off late to catch Spain off guard and get an elusive goal.
Ansu Fati – The boy-wonder is turning heads in world football of late by scoring multiple goals for Barcelona. Linking up with a player like Lionel Messi at such a young age is a rare thing and it is clear that it has impacted his game for the better. He has already scored three goals in three appearances in the La Liga and has a very bright future ahead for club and country.
X-factors (differential picks)
Adama Traore – Adama Traore might start in the attacking trio after choosing Spain over Mali as his national team. Traore made his Spanish debut against Portugal when he got substituted on in the second half. He will now look to make his first start for the Spaniards and a goal contribution on his first start will really make him a favourite at the La Roja.
Ruben Vargas – Filling in for Breel Embolo upfront, is the Augsburg forward – Ruben Vargas. The part-Dominican striker has gotten off the mark this season with 2 goals and an assist in three-game this season. He has only played 6 games for Switzerland but will look to impress when he gets this opportunity. The 22-year-old faces a tough task against a defender like Sergio Ramos but that will further increase his credibility, should he manage to do well.
Sergio Ramos – Sergio Ramos is a player who will definitely go down as one of the best players in the world and one of the greatest defenders. He has won everything there is to win in football, including three consecutive Champions League titles, a World Cup and two Euros. The Spain and Real Madrid captain has played about 173 games for the national team and has scored 23 goals despite playing in the heart of the defence.