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England vs Switzerland Euro 2024 preview: Live odds and best bets

By Andrew Francis

Published: 10:50, 5 July 2024

The third of the quarter-finals at Euro 2024 sees a highly anticipated clash between England and Switzerland.

England vs Switzerland Euro 2024 Preview: Odds And Best Bets

England will be hoping to continue their progression towards the Euro 2024 final when they come up against an impressive Switzerland side.

England vs Switzerland Latest Odds

England came into the tournament with overwhelming optimism but the reality has been anything but. Performances have been poor, goals haven’t come easy and there have been clear problems in midfield. Despite that, The Three Lions find themselves at the quarter-final stage after a battling performance against Slovakia in the round of 16. There is hope that the late comeback in the last round will spark England into life and, if rumours are to be believed, there could be a dynamic shift in formation to help them get there.

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Switzerland have put themselves in a great position, following a string of impressive performances. They qualified from Group A with ease before being able to dispatch Italy in the round of 16. England represent a different challenge but, by no means, one that will overawe the Swiss side.

What are the best bets for England vs Switzerland?

Phil Foden first goalscorer – 17/2 with Bet365

Rumours have been circulating that England will adopt a more attacking approach in their quarter final tie and the main man who could profit from that is Phil Foden. Moving him inside from a position on the left hand side could give him more freedom to express himself and a price of 17/2 looks like it could be a generous one for him to score first, especially as he’s shown he’s not shy to have a shot in and around the box already in this tournament.

Granit Xhaka and Declan Rice to have 1+ shots each and commit 1+ fouls each – 8/1 with Paddy Power

The links between Xhaka and Rice are numerous, from their connection at Arsenal to their similar roles within their national sides, but they’ve also been a source of inspiration at both ends of the pitch for their countries during Euro 2024. They’ve combined for 8 shots and 10 fouls in Euro 2024, averaging a shot a game each and over one foul per game each. This looks to be a very tasty price for both men to continue that trend. 

Key players expected to impact the England vs Switzerland match

Harry Kane

Goals have been an issue for England throughout this tournament, with just three goals being scored in normal time, a total far below the one expected from a usually free flowing team. One factor has been Kane dropping into deeper areas to develop the play, he’s managed to score twice (once against Denmark and the crucial, extra-time winner against Slovakia in the last round), showing he still has the ability to be in the right place at the right time and he’ll need to be high up the pitch to finish the chances against a tough looking Swiss defence.

Granit Xhaka

The years Xhaka spent playing in England have given him an added incentive to emerge victorious in this tie and it’s expected to be another all-action display from the central midfielder. With a change in formation expected from England, Xhaka could well have his hands full in keeping both Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham in check and much of Switzerland’s success in this game could depend on how well he performs.

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