Italy vs Switzerland
World Cup Qualification Europe
Date: Friday, 12 November 2021,
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico.
Italy and Switzerland are level on points on top of Group C of the World Cup qualifiers. With the team that wins this fixture likely to directly qualify for the World Cup while their opponent is forced to go through playoffs to ensure qualification’ expect a fiercely contested fixture this Friday. Read our Preview, Predictions, and Betting Tips with Analysis here.
Italy vs Switzerland Head-to-head
- Italy beat Switzerland 3-0 at home in the Euros last summer.
- This victory marked the only outright result in the previous 5 h2h games with the others ending in a draw.
- That fixture was also the only match to involve over 2.5 goals in the preceding 5 h2h fixtures.
- In 59 previous duels, Italy has lost 7 and 23 have ended in a draw.
Italy vs Switzerland Prediction and Analysis
It is fair to say Italy has not been at their best, since they were crowned champions at the Euros. Apart from their semi final exit at the San Siro in a 2-1 scoreline against Spain in the Nations League, they have dropped points against Bulgaria and Switzerland in the WC qualifiers as well.
They have still managed to retain their position on top of the table but only on goal difference. They have been rock solid in defence, having conceded just a goal but have not scored as many goals as the teams top of the table in other groups.
The Red Crosses will go into the contest this Friday undefeated in the tournament. They fought to a stalemate against the Italians earlier in the tournament at home. If not for their inability to score against the Northern Irish defence they would have been 2 points clear of Italy.
They did manage to score 4 goals past Lithuania in their most recent fixture and will head into the match having a goal difference of 9, which is just 2 behind their opponents.
This fixture will prove to be a crucial one for both sides. While the hosts will look to qualify for their first World Cup since 2014. The visitors would look to make their 5th consecutive appearance at the tournament.
In a match of such high stakes, we expect both teams to be at their absolute best and manage to score at least once.
We are backing Italy to emerge as winners due to their experience and quality in such high profile games. Despite taking into consideration that Switzerland knocked France out of the Euros on penalties.
Italy vs Switzerland Betting Tips
Italy to win @ 1.62.
Both teams to score @ 2.10.