Switzerland odds: To win Euro 2020, how far will they go, top scorer and more
Switzerland head into this summer’s European Championships with plenty of work to do if they’re to improve on a pretty poor finals record so far.
The Rossocrociati have only made four European Championships prior to this summer, with their best return the round-of-16 berth they enjoyed last time out at Euro 2016.
But Switzerland are a growing force on the international stage, becoming tournament regulars and a tricky prospect nobody wants to face. Nothing proved that better than their run to the semi-finals of the inaugural Uefa Nations League — it took a penalty shootout for England to wrestle third place from their grasp.
To get here, Vladimir Petkovic’s men finished top of what proved to be a very competitive qualifying Group D, losing just once and picking up 17 points from their eight games. Switzerland finished a point above runners-up Denmark, while they were four ahead of the Republic of Ireland in third. Can they improve their international pedigree this summer?
Switzerland Euro 2020 odds
Switzerland are not among the favourites at this summer’s tournament but, as mentioned, they have a talented squad growing in experience at international tournaments. Their Nations League exploits two years ago are proof enough that they should be considered dark horses for a deep run this summer.
Lifting the trophy may not be realistic, but the bookmakers consider them to be stronger than Wales and on a par with Turkey, so they could target winning their group ahead of an Italy outfit who, although in form, are not the strongest in the nation’s history.
While the likes of England (5/1) and France (6/1) are expected to be frontrunners for the Euros, Switzerland are priced back at 66/1 alongside Ukraine and Russia.
Switzerland’s potential path to Euro 2020 final
As winners of their qualifying group, Switzerland were placed into Pot 2 for the Euro 2020 draw. Joining them in Group A are Italy, Turkey and Wales — the Azzurri making their triumphant return to a major international tournament after missing out on the 2018 World Cup.
Switzerland kick off their Euro 2020 group stage against Wales in Baku, before games against Italy and Turkey. The clash with Italy will be played in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico.
Switzerland’s Euro 2020 group stage fixtures
12 June 2021: Wales vs Switzerland (2pm, UK time)
16 June 2021: Italy vs Switzerland (8pm, UK time)
20 June 2021: Switzerland vs Turkey (5pm, UK time)
If Switzerland win Group A
If Switzerland were to win Group A, this would be their possible route through to the final.
Last 16: The second-placed side from Group C (Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia) in London on June 26.
Quarter-finals: The winner of the last-16 match between the winner of Group B (Belgium are favourites) and the third-placed team in A, B, C or D, which could include any one of Portugal, Germany or France from Group F.
Semi-finals: Switzerland could again face one of the aforementioned trio from Group F, while England would be a potential opponent should they finish second in Group D.
If Switzerland qualify from Group A
If Switzerland don’t win Group A and merely qualify — as they are 8/15 with Sky Bet to do — it can be a lot more complicated.
Last 16: The second-placed Group B side in Amsterdam on June 26th, which could be any of Belgium, Denmark, Russia and Finland.
Quarter-finals: The winner of the last-16 match between the winner of Group C (which is most likely to be the Netherlands) and the third place in D, E and F. Once again, France, Germany and Portugal could all be potential opponents here, alongside the likes of Scotland, the Czech Republic and Sweden.
Semi-finals: The winner of that quarter-final will play the winner of quarter-final Match 4, which could include the winner of Group D (potentially England) or Group E (most likely Spain).
If Switzerland finish third in their group and do enough to be one of the top teams, this could open up a number of paths, including playing the winners of Groups B, E and F. That gives Switzerland possible ties against Belgium (Group B), Spain (Group E) or any one of Germany, France, Portugal from a tough Group F. Talk about over-complicating things!
Switzerland Golden Boot odds
Better known for his hold-up game and ability in open play, Benfica striker Haris Seferovic is still Switzerland’s best-priced option for the Golden Boot this summer at 80/1 with Betfair. The 29-year-old is fast approaching 100 goals at club level, while he needs only two more international goals to enter Switzerland’s top 10 all-time goalscorers.