Spain vs Switzerland
Date: Sunday, 3rd June 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal.
Villarreal is ready for the victorious farewell to the Spanish national side who are about to play their last match on the home soil before the World Cup in Russia. Julen Lopetegui will test his team’s strengths and weaknesses against another European hopeful Switzerland who come into this off the back of a demolishing 6-0 victory over Panama back in March.
In spite of such huge-margin victory, Schweizer Nati have never been known as an outfit of an immense attacking talent. The defensive line is their biggest weapon as the team kept as many as eight clean sheets in last ten official matches in all competitions. Such solidness at the back helped Vladimir Petkovic’s side win nine out of ten matches en route to the second place in their respective WC Qualification group. The visitors also held their net untouched in both of the play-offs legs with Northern Ireland winning 1-0 on aggregate to book tickets to Russia.
Spain vs Switzerland: Head-to-head
- This will be the sixth head to head encounter between Spain and Switzerland.
- Spain won three, drew one and lost one so far.
- However, Switzerland came on top in the previous H2H meeting which took place in the first round of the World Cup in South Africa 2010.
- Interestingly, La Furia Roja went on to lift the silverware after dropping the ball in the first game against Switzerland back then.
Spain vs Switzerland: Prediction
Spain will be a huge test to the rock-solid defensive line of Switzerland’s here. La Furia Roja are unbeaten in 18 consecutive matches in all competitions and they will head into this on the back of a demolishing 6-1 victory over Argentina back in March.
Lopetegui’s men will likely not be in position to bag as many goals here given they’ll be up against a defensive-minded opposition. Furthermore, Lopetegui is expected to rotate heavily here and rest his Real Madrid stars who have won the UEFA Champions League trophy last weekend in Kyiv.
In such circumstances, we’ll go for the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main bet at 1.85 odds. You can alternatively back Spain to score less than three goals in the match at the odds of 1.44.
Spain vs Switzerland Betting Tips
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85
- Spain under 2.5 Team Goals @ 1.44.