Switzerland vs Spain: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Spain will be looking to get their first win of the 2022/23 Nations League when they travel to face Switzerland on Thursday at 7:45pm (UK time).
Switzerland vs Spain: Betting Tips
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Switzerland vs Spain: Predictions
Switzerland vs Spain: Predictions
|17/20 with Hollywoodbets
|Switzerland 0-2 Spain
|9/1 with SBK
|8/1 with Sky Bet
Having finished as runners-up in the 2021 Uefa Nations League, losing 2-1 to France in the final, Spain will have hoped to go one further this year and join Les Bleus in completing the World Cup/European Championship/Nations League hat-trick. However, their chances have already taken a hit after two games, with Luis Enrique’s side still chasing their first victory.
Spain were given a tough first game against Portugal but looked on their way to a win thanks to Alvaro Morata’s first-half goal only to see Ricardo Horta equalise with just under 10 minutes left to play. In their second game, Spain were the ones relying on a late comeback to rescue a point against Czech Republic. Spain conceded the opening goal after just four minutes but Gavi equalised on the stroke of half-time and later Inigo Martinez was the unlikely hero, drawing La Roja level in the 90th minute after Czech Republic had restored their lead.
Last year was a good one for Switzerland as they secured automatic promotion to the World Cup in Qatar, finishing top of their qualifying group ahead of Italy, having also made it to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 – only losing on penalties. But the highs of 2021 will already be forgotten with 2022 proving tough for Murat Yakin’s side.
Switzerland have managed just one draw from their four games in 2022 so far, losing three games. It started with a 2-1 friendly defeat to England before a draw with Kosovo in March. Then came the Nations League and after losing their opening game 2-1 to Czech Republic, Switzerland were thrashed 4-0 by Portugal on Sunday with William Carvalho’s opener and a Cristiano Ronaldo brace doing most of the damage in the first half.
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Switzerland vs Spain match stats
Ferran Torres came on at half-time in the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Sunday and will be eyeing up another start and a chance to improve on his goalscoring record. Despite going three games without scoring, Torres is averaging a goal every two matches for Spain with 13 in total across his 26 appearances so far.
Although both Switzerland and Spain saw four goals scored in their last Nations League game, fixtures between the two sides are often tight. The past five meetings between Switzerland and Spain have seen just eight goals scored, including two 1-0 wins.
Switzerland vs Spain: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Switzerland 0-2 Spain
Switzerland vs Spain odds
Switzerland vs Spain head-to-head
2 July 2021 – Switzerland 1-1 Spain – Euro 2020
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 – 2010 World Cup
Switzerland have managed just one win in their 23 games against Spain, beating La Roja 1-0 in the group stage of the 2010 World Cup – though Vicente del Bosque’s side still went on to win the tournament. Their last meeting came just under a year ago at Euro 2020, with Spain advancing from the quarter-finals on penalties after a 1-1 draw.