Switzerland vs Ireland Prediction & Match Preview

Switzerland vs Ireland
Euro 2020 Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade de Genève (Geneva).

In a practically do-or-die tie, these two will battle it out on the pitch in the penultimate game to secure progression to the main competition. Goals are a given as these two are desperate for the opportunity to represent their nations in the quadrennial extravaganza.

Switzerland vs Ireland Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the former six wins went to the teams that played hosts.
  • The Swiss contingent recorded three of the previous five triumphs.
  • The Green Army is yet to find a victory on the road.
  • Spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard the last time these two met, which was a month back.
  • Only one away win has been posted between the two since 1975.

Switzerland vs Ireland Prediction

With just two tickets available for progression, competition is getting fierce in the top tier of Group D. Seamus Coleman and his boys are so far undefeated and placed at the top of the table, closely followed by the Danish. Just below sits the Swiss, with eight points from their five fixtures. It needs to be noted that Granit Xhaka’s men have a game in hand.

As such, this fixture has the potential to decide who will get out alive from this tough group.

The home advantage will surely play a factor in determining the outcome of the tie. They are so far invincible in front of the home crowd and have scored three or more goals in all of their home ties. Moreover, home teams have had the advantage in almost all occasions whenever these two have locked horns.

In fact, Mick McCarthy’s men stand winless against this opposition on the road, and only one overall away win has been posted between the two since 1975.

Finally, despite currently being placed third in the table, the Swiss are taking on the toppers, and a win will catapult their chances to make the main competition, and coupled with their match in hand, the team will be hugely motivated to go after the win.

However, the Irish will not let their efforts so far go down in vain. They are yet to face defeat, and this surely has built momentum for the players. Moreover, the reverse fixture of this game had ended in a 1-1 scoreline as well. And if, just if they are able to secure a win here, it would be almost a given that the squad would secure qualification.

As such, count on them to find the back of the net at least once, and consequentially goals to come at either end of the pitch.

Switzerland vs Ireland Betting Tips

  • Switzerland to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.25 (5/4).