SUI vs SPN Dream11: Switzerland will be taking on Spain for the much anticipated UEFA Euro 2020 Quarter-Finals at the Gazprom Arena. Switzerland will take plenty of heart and inspiration after knocking out World Champions France on penalties. At one stage, it seemed like France will be advancing through, but goals from Seferovic and Gavarnaovic in the last eight minutes took the game to extra time, and eventually, pens.
As for Spain, they had to settle the game 5-3 in extra time against a resilient Croatia unit, but have now gone on to scored 10 goals from their last two games. Luis Enrique and his men have picked up form after a slow start in the tournament, but are on the verge of being in the last four. That being said, we can expect nothing short but an exciting game of football.
Date: July 2, Friday
Kick-Off: 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Gazprom Arena
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Head to Head
From the last six meetings between the two sides, it’s Spain that has had the upper hand with three wins, in contrast to Switzerland’s one win. Two games have ended on level terms as well.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Granit Xhaka misses out due to a suspension
Expected Changes and Strategy: Sommer should be starting in at goal, while, Elvedi, Akanji and Rodriguez could line up as the back three in defence. Widmer and Zuber are likely to start out wide. Zakaria and Freuler could accommodate central midfield. Shaqiri, Seferovic and Embolo are in contention to lead the attack up top.
Yann Sommer, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez, Kevin Mbabu, Remo Freuler, Denis Zakaria, Steven Zuber, Xherdan Shaqiri, Haris Seferovic, Breel Embolo
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury concerns
Expected Changes and Strategy: U Simon should be starting in at goal, while, Azpilicueta, Garcia, Laporte and Alba could line up as the back four in defence. Koke, Busquets and Pedri are likely to feature in the midfield region. Torres, Morata and Sarabia should be leading the line of attack.
Spain Starting XI (Likely)
Unai Simon, Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Koke, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata, Pablo Sarabia
Haris Seferovic can prove to be the danger man from Switzerland’s end. Seferovic has bagged three goals, and also has a pass accuracy of 76.3% from the last four appearances. The odds in favor of Seferovic to score for Switzerland are 15/2.
Pablo Sarabia can pack a punch in the final third region for Spain. Sarabia has two goals, an assist, and also has a pass accuracy of 85.8% from the four appearances. The odds in favor of Sarabia to score a goal are 9/2.
Steven Zuber has been one of the standouts for Switzerland in the ongoing campaign. Zuber has secured four assists, and also has a pass accuracy of 84.6% from the three appearances this season.
The odds in favor of Alvaro Morata to score a goal for Spain are 15/4. The 28-year-old has registered two goals, and also has a pass accuracy of 83% from the four games.
GK: U Simon
DEF: J Alba, C Azpilicueta, M Akanji, N Elvedi
MID: X Shaqiri, P Sarabia, S Zuber, Koke
FOR: H Seferovic, A Morata
Switzerland displayed the upset of the season by knocking out World Cup Winners France, and will take confidence from that result. However, without their captain Granit Xhaka in midfield, it could lead to a few problems. Although, Spain had to go to extra time to beat Croatia, Luis Enrique’s men have played some fluid football in their previous two fixtures that has got them 10 goals. That being said, the SUI vs SPN Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of Spain to get the win by 1.69 as per 1XBET.