SUI vs SPA Dream11: Spain make the trip to Basel to take on Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League. The two sides are on the opposite ends of the table with Spain sitting on top with a point’s lead, while Switzerland is last with just 2 points in 4 games. The Swiss are still looking for their first win since November last year. Spain has not been in the best run of form themselves despite sitting on top of the table. A shock loss to Ukraine has opened the table up and Spain will have to get results to qualify for the next round.
Switzerland vs Spain, UEFA Nations League A
15 November, 1:15 AM (IST)
St. Jakob Park, Basel
SUI – DLLDL
SPA – WDWLD
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Over the last 5 fixtures, Spain has won 3 games with Switzerland winning one and the two sides playing out a draw.
Last meeting: Spain 1-0 Switzerland (UEFA Nations League A, 10th October)
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv
A) Switzerland Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Switzerland has no unavailable players for this game.
Expected changes: Switzerland played a weakened side for their friendly against Belgium. Yann Sommer will re-take his place in goal over Yvon Mvogo as Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji and Ricardo Rodriguez return in defence. Steven Zuber and Granit Xhaka will keep their place in midfield with Djibril Sow and Edimilson Fernandes making way for Remo Freuler and Silvan Widmer. Upfront, Mario Gavranovic will stay in the side but Breel Embolo is likely to make way for Haris Seferovic for the SUI vs SPA Dream11 Prediction. Despite scoring against Belgium, Admir Mehmedi should make the bench with Xherdan Shaqiri returning to the lineup.
SUI Playing 11 (probable):
Yann Sommer (GK)
B) Spain Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Ansu Fati is injured and will not feature in this game. Rodrigo Moreno tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be available.
Doubtful: Spain has no doubtful players for this game.
Expected changes: Luis Enrique will look to make some changes to the side that drew 1-1 against the Netherlands in their friendly. David de Gea will replace Unai Simon in goal and while Jose Gaya keeps his place at left-back, Sergio Ramos, Pau Torres and Sergi Roberto are likely to return to the backline. Marco Asensio and Alvaro Morata will look to start against the Netherlands with Ferran Torres and Mikel Oyarzabal returning to the lineup. Despite scoring, Sergio Canales is likely to make way for Mikel Merino.
SPA Playing 11 (probable):
David de Gea (GK)
SUI vs SPA Today Match Prediction: Who will win SUI vs SPA Dream11 Match
Unsurprisingly, bookmakers have heavily favoured a Spain win at 1.91 by Coral and Betway with a Switzerland win at 4.00. On paper, it is a rather straightforward win for Spain given the form of the two sides but Switzerland will look to take notes from the Ukraine game and pull off a shock result. Spain will know that a loss in the SUI vs SPA Today Match Prediction can be detrimental to their campaign as if Germany or Ukraine get a win, the La Roja will sink to second place. But Switzerland hasn’t won in their last 6 games and it will take a special performance to beat Spain.
Captain Options –
Mario Gavranovic – Gavranovic has had a great start to the season with 5 goals and 2 assists so far in the Croatian league. For Switzerland, he has 2 goals in 1 start scoring 2 goals against Germany in their 3-3 draw. He will look to test the Spanish defence and exploit their vulnerabilities in the final third.
Haris Seferovic – Sewferovic has started just 1 game (6 appearances) for Benfica but has managed to score 6 goals in 218 minutes of football, averaging a goal every 36 minutes. He has a goal and assist in this season’s Nations League, scoring against Ukraine and assisting against Germany.
Xherdan Shaqiri – With injuries and unavailabilities in the Liverpool squad, Shaqiri has an added incentive to perform well to get a peak in the lineup. So far, he has played 53 minutes and managed to assist the winning goal against West Ham. Having recovered from the Coronavirus, he should be fit and ready to go.
Alvaro Morata – Morata is having a renaissance of sorts at Juventus with 6 goals and 2 assists in just 8 appearances. After a long time out of the Spain squad, Morata returned for the game against the Netherlands and bagged an assist for the opening goal as well. He has also provided 10 key passes while creating 12 chances which will ring the warning lights for Switzerland.
Mikel Oyarzabal – Real Sociedad are having a dream start to their La Liga campaign as they sit in the first place and Oyarzabal is one of the reasons why. He has scored 6 times and provided 2 assists in just 7 starts this season and has 2 goals and an assist in his last 3 games. He has also provided 13 key passes and created 15 chances this season while firing 13 shots on target.
Ferran Torres – Ferran Torres hasn’t had the dream start that he had hoped for in the Premier League with just an assist in 3 starts but he has done well in the Champions League where he bagged 3 goals in 2 starts. He has a passing accuracy of 87% in all competitions and he also scored for Spain during their rout against Ukraine.
Differential picks –
Steven Zuber – The Frankfurt midfielder is yet to get off the mark in terms of goals or assists this season but he has created 16 goal scoring chances in 424 minutes of football, averaging a chance every 26 minutes. He has also succeeded in 8 dribbles on the left flank and has a passing accuracy of about 80%.
Mikel Merino – Another member from the rampant Real Sociedad squad is the orchestrator in midfield – Mikel Merino. He has only a goal and two assists this season but has provided 10 key passes and created 12 chances and has 100% shots on target rate in the La Liga. He also succeeded 10 dribbles, 18 clearances and 12 interceptions.