Latvia vs Switzerland
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group B)
Date: Sunday, 3rd September 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadions Skonto.
On Sunday, Latvia is hosting the first ranked Switzerland team at Stadions Skonto.
Still no win for Latvia. They won with a narrow 0 – 1 against Andorra in an opening match, and after that 6 consecutive losses followed. Their latest defeat was the rematch against Hungary in the 7th round. They lost with a score of 3 – 1, and now their total goal difference is 3 – 15. With the sole three points, they are naturally sitting in the bottom of the table.
On the other hand, the visitors in this fixture have 7 wins in a row in the qualifications. With 21 points, they are the first ranked in the table. In the 7th round they met for a rematch against Andorra and won with clean sheets; the final result was 3 – 0. Now their goal difference is 3 – 0, which is not bad, but not great either since they have Portugal behind their backs, with only 3 points less.
Latvia vs Switzerland: Head to head
Latvia and Switzerland met 4 times in total; Switzerland took the win 3 times and once it ended with a draw. There were 3 or more goals (with both teams scoring) on two of their duels. The remaining two duels were narrow 1 – 0 wins for Switzerland, including their most recent encounter, that is, the first leg in this group stage.
Latvia vs Switzerland: Predictions
This is the easiest fixture in the group for the first ranked Switzerland. No doubts they are expected to win this match. But, their goal difference needs to be improved, and soon; so, even though they scored only one goal in the home leg, we can count on them to score more goals in this game.
Latvia vs Switzerland: Bet Tips
HT / FT – 2/2 for 2.10 @ Pinnacle
Total goals – Over 2.5 at 1.52 @ Betfair.