Spain are the joint-most successful side in European Championship history, winning the tournament three times, but they have been made to work for their place in the final eight of Euro 2020. La Roja failed to win their first two group games, drawing with Sweden and Poland, and only secured a runners-up spot with a 5-0 thumping of Slovakia to set up a last-16 tie with Croatia. With just over five minutes left of that clash, Spain looked to be cruising to the quarter-finals, leading 3-1, but Croatia scored twice late on to take the game to extra-time. Spain still managed to come out on top, thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal, showing that you cannot completely rule them out.
That thrilling game preceded another, with Switzerland beating France on penalties having mounted their own Croatia-like comeback. Like Spain, Switzerland only won one of their three group games, beating Turkey in the final match, but they ended on four points with a draw and defeat. Switzerland finished Group A behind Italy and Wales, but were able to qualify as one of the best third-placed teams. Their Euro 2020 journey looked to be over at the last-16 stage as France took a 3-1 lead into the final 10 minutes until Haris Seferovic and Mario Gavranovic scored to take the game to extra-time and eventually penalties. Yann Sommer was the hero of the shootout, saving from Kylian Mbappe to set up this clash.
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Switzerland vs Spain: Match Stats
Spain kept two clean sheets in their Group E matches, shutting out Sweden and Slovakia, but Poland and Croatia have shown their defence can be breached. La Roja have also found their scoring boots, netting 10 times in their past two matches alone, while Switzerland have scored seven in four.
One of Switzerland’s biggest threats in their past two games has been Haris Seferovic, who has finally hit form after a good season with Benfica. The forward has scored three goals in his past two Euro 2020 games, including a brace of excellent headers against France last time out.
Switzerland vs Spain: Corner Stats
Switzerland’s four games at Euro 2020 so far have been corner-fests with 50 being taken in total, 27 by the Swiss and 23 by their opponents. Spain, on the other hand, have won 28 corners but conceded just three (restricting Croatia, Sweden and Poland to one apiece).
Switzerland vs Spain: Cards Stats
Switzerland’s matches have been quite tasty from a card perspective with Vladimir Petkovic’s men shown nine yellow cards and their opponents being booked seven times. Spain have received four yellow cards while watching their opponents booked on nine occasions.
Switzerland vs Spain: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Switzerland 1-3 Spain
Switzerland vs Spain: Odds
Switzerland vs Spain: Head to Head
14 November 2020 – Switzerland 1-1 Spain – Nations League
10 October 2020 – Spain 1-0 Switzerland – Nations League
3 June 2018 – Spain 1-1 Switzerland – Friendly
16 June 2010 – Spain 0-1 Switzerland – World Cup
2 July 1994 – Spain 3-0 Switzerland – World Cup
Spain have thoroughly enjoyed their games against Switzerland the past, winning 16 of the 23 previous meetings. There has only been one Switzerland win in this fixture but it did come at the most recent major tournament meeting, as they beat Spain 1-0 at the 2010 World Cup (La Roja’s only defeat en route to actually winning the tournament).