Switzerland Vs Spain Betting Odds And Prediction – SPORTbible

Three-time European champions Spain will go head-to-head with Switzerland on Friday evening for a place in the Euro 2020 semi-finals.

Switzerland, meanwhile, were huge underdogs heading into their last-16 clash with France and were on the verge of being dumped out of the contest before clawing it back to 3-3 in the dying minutes of the game.

Spain beat 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia 5-3 to book their place in the quarter-final
Spain beat 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia 5-3 to book their place in the quarter-final

Spain have not been at their best this summer, but they put five goals past Slovakia in their final group match before scoring another five against Croatia.

With that said, La Roja must be taken seriously in this competition due to the other sides that have been eliminated – and the Swiss will be wary of just that, too.

The winner of this eagerly anticipated tie will face either Italy or Belgium – with both sides in sizzling form, thus far.

With the quarter-finals now underway, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Switzerland vs Spain to get your teeth stuck into.

Switzerland vs Spain betting tips & predictions

Switzerland are 17/4 to win, with Spain priced at 4/6 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 14/5.

Prediction: 1-3 (12/1)

Half-Time/Full-Time: Draw/Spain (7/2)

Switzerland’s giant-killing of France, the pre-tournament favourites for Euro 2020, will be remembered as one of the standout moments of the tournament.

Despite that, though, asking them to repeat that same performance against a well-drilled Spain side – especially with the attacking talent they boast – will be a huge task.

Luis Enrique's Spain are known for keeping the ball for large spells of the game
Luis Enrique’s Spain are known for keeping the ball for large spells of the game

Luis Enrique’s star-studded La Roja will, almost certainly, have more of the ball and it will be down to the Swiss to try and make it as difficult for them as possible.

We reckon both teams could start off slow in this one, with Spain taking full control in the second half.

First Goalscorer: Alvaro Morata (10/3)

With all the midfield talent behind him, Alvaro Morata will be licking his lips at the prospect of playing against a defence that has conceded eight goals in four games.

Alvaro Morata has scored 21 goals in 44 appearances for his country
Alvaro Morata has scored 21 goals in 44 appearances for his country

The 28-year-old’s tournament did not start off well as he missed gilt-edged chances in Spain’s opening game against Sweden, which ended 0-0 despite his side enjoying 85 per cent possession.

But it looks like that form might be behind him and we’re backing the Juventus striker to draw first blood this evening.

Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals in match: (11/8)

Intriguingly, there have been 30 goals scored in the eight matches involving Spain and Switzerland at Euro 2020, so if a game ever held the guarantee of goals it is this one.

There have been 30 goals scored in the eight matches involving Spain and Switzerland at Euro 2020
There have been 30 goals scored in the eight matches involving Spain and Switzerland at Euro 2020

The Spanish defence has been labelled a weak point with international inexperience the major factor, but the Swiss back three has been more ineffective.

For that reason, we’re backing this one to be a goal-fest and odds of 11/8 is, actually, very generous indeed.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

Switzerland team news

Switzerland will be without the services of Granit Xhaka, with the Arsenal midfielder suspended as a result of the yellow card that he pick up in the win over France.

Switzerland will be without the services of Granit Xhaka after he picked up a yellow card against France
Switzerland will be without the services of Granit Xhaka after he picked up a yellow card against France

The skipper is expected to be replaced by Denis Zakaria in the middle of the park, however, it could otherwise be the same side that took to the field for their last-16 clash.

Spain team news

Luis Enrique is expected to name the same starting line-up that took to the field against Croatia, with Ferran Torres and Pablo Sarabia joining Alvaro Morata in the final third.

Dani Olmo and Mikel Oyarzabal will provide support from the bench, while Villarreal‘s Gerard Moreno will also be keen to make his mark, having thus far been unable to replicate his club form from last season.

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