Switzerland vs Hungary
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group B)
Date: Saturday, 7th October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadi Nacional.
Switzerland will be looking to maintain the perfect record on Saturday evening when they are set to host Hungary in their last World Cup qualifier on the home soil.
The venue is St. Jakob-Park in Base and the opponent is EURO 2016 contestant Hungary.
Vladimir Petkovic has been doing a magnificent job with the Swiss national team in this qualifying term, but it is interesting to note that La Nati can still fail to qualify for the World Cup in Russia in spite of winning each of their previous eight matches.
The hosts are three points clear at the top of the Group B standings, but the potential defeat in the last round’s match in Portugal would send them into the playoffs.
Swiss’ main strength lies at the back as the team conceded only three goals in eight matches. Benfica’s Haris Seferovic is the main option on the other side of the court as he notched four goals for Switzerland and three for Benfica at the start of the season.
The Magical Magyars are one of the biggest disappointments of the entire qualification term since they took only ten points in eight matches after showing decent displays at last year’s EURO in France.
The German manager Bernd Storck has had huge troubles with his team’s efficiency in the recent period as Hungary failed to find the target in five of their last six matches (including friendlies).
This involves an embarrassing 1-0 defeat to Andorra back in June.
Switzerland vs Hungary: Head to head
Switzerland leads the head to head tie by two wins ahead of their 12th meeting with Hungary.
Rossocrociati came on top in a five-goal thriller with the Hungarians in the second round back in October last year when the substitute Valentin Stocker notched the match-winner in the 89th minute of the game.
Switzerland vs Hungary: Prediction
The hosts have won six games on the bounce without conceding a single goal along the way and we can’t expect anything else but the continuation of such an impressive form against the struggling Hungarians on Saturday.
Switzerland vs Hungary: Bets
The first bet is Switzerland to win to nil at 5/6 odds @ 888 Sport.
You can also take Haris Seferovic to score anytime at 11/10 @ 888 Sport.