Switzerland v Denmark
26 March 2019
Both these sides topped their UEFA Nations League groups, with Switzerland making the cut for this summers’ showpiece event while Denmark has been promoted to League A. They’ll back themselves to finish in the top two spots ahead of the Republic of Ireland – the team that finished bottom of the Danes’ Nations League group – in what is one of the weakest qualifying groups for the Euros.
The Swiss are strong on home turf with 10 wins from 12 matches since September 2016, including incredible 6-0 and 5-2 successes over Iceland and Belgium respectively in the Nations League. However, they are without star man Xherdan Shaqiri as well as forward Haris Seferovic, and they’ll miss the duo’s goals with Granit Xhaka the only one in the squad to reach double figures at international level.
Denmark’s 2-2 draw away in Kosovo on Thursday hardly inspires confidence, but it’s worth noting that in the final half hour alone (where the talismanic Christian Eriksen was on the pitch), they scored two goals to their opponents’ single strike. The Tottenham midfielder really makes them tick and their game plan relies upon a solid defensive base, with the 27-year-old left to carve out a chance or two for his teammates – usually from set-pieces.
The end result is that Denmark has only lost once in 15 outings over 90 minutes, drawing over half of these games, with that sole defeat coming without any of their best players on the pitch as the squad had a dispute with the Danish FA. In competitive matches alone, the visitors have won nine of 17 unbeaten games since November 2016, and so despite Switzerland’s strong home record, the Danes will fancy themselves to pick up a highly useful point.
Switzerland v Denmark Prediction
According to match analysis, teams’ form, h2h stats and recent news, we recommend the following football prediction:
Total Goals Over 1.5