Prediction: Wales vs Switzerland

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Forecast: To draw

Best odds: 2/1

Bookmaker: 888sport

The wait is almost over as UEFA Euro 2020 is getting ready to start tomorrow evening. There are many storylines to discuss in the run-up to this tournament, and as we look to the next few days it is clear that we're going to start with a bang in a handful of groups. Today we take a look at the tantalizing affair between Group A rivals Wales and Switzerland at the Baku National Stadium.

Wales

Five years ago at Euro 2016, Wales was the definition of a surprise package as it made it to the semi-finals. Although they couldn't make it to the finals in the end, they were still able to present themselves to the audience as a team worth seeing – and although they did manage to qualify for the European Championship again, they are definitely not expected to see their heroics mentioned above this time to repeat.

Team news

Wilson is expected to play a major role with Bale and James on both sides. Ramsey is recommended after some initial speculation about team selection, with Norrington-Davies being preferred over Williams in the race for a full start. back.

Switzerland

After years in which Switzerland was seen as a legitimate dark horse at European Championships and World Cups, it seems to have settled into the role of an organized unit that always struggles to go much further. They made it to the round of 16 in the World Cup, but Group A looks tough and if they don't win early on, they could stall before the tournament really starts.

Team news

Zakaria and Freuler fight for a spot in the middle of the park next to Xhaka, who many claim is the talisman of this team. Gavranovic, Embolo and Mehmedi are all hoping for an appearance in the starting XI, although the Swiss probably prefer a "two-up-top" formation.

Factors to Consider

  • Wales defeated Switzerland 2-0 in the last meeting ten years ago in a qualifier for the Euro 2012.
  • Wales have won three, drew one and lost two of their last six games.
  • Switzerland has won five and drawn one of the last six games.
  • Wales have scored six goals and conceded seven goals in their last six games.
  • Switzerland have scored 17 goals and conceded five goals in the last six games.

Conclusion

Neither of these two nations is strictly expected to win the whole group and so we think there will be a lot of nerve in the game as third place for either side in this tournament is the bare minimum. We believe the Welsh will enjoy another Gareth Bale-inspired moment of magic to bring them to the races, but the Swiss will eventually equalize and the two nations share the spoils in Baku.

Forecast: To draw

Best odds: 2/1

Bookmaker: 888sport

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