Sweden – Switzerland
July 3. Saint-Petersburg, Krestovsky stadium. The meeting will begin at 17:00.1/8 final of the 2018 world Cup.Referee – Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
To determine the favorite in this match is not so simple – the potential of both teams are about equal. Switzerland in their last 25 matches lost only once and is therefore ranked sixth in the FIFA rankings. At the same time, one of those teams that are left in the world Cup, the Swiss only Brazil and Belgium.
Switzerland projected took second place in their group by beating main rival for a spot in the play-off Serbia, and they tied with two other matches, including Brazil. Switzerland is more high-end players, but a problem for the team may be the absence of suspended defenders cher and captain Lichtsteiner.
Sweden sensationally won the group with Mexico and Germany, while in the last round, the Mexicans were defeated 3:0. If you remember that the Swedes were not allowed at the world championship of Italy, not missing from it, the opponent is Switzerland really serious.
Most likely, we are waiting for a tactical match, where both teams will primarily play carefully. It is not excluded that the winner will be determined one successful action, one goal, and maybe penalties.
Head to heads
The teams played a 28 games, and while a slight advantage on the side of Switzerland, who had 11 wins, 7 meetings made up the world and suffered 10 defeats. At the same time, major international tournament, the teams will play each other for the first time.
This will be the 50th game of Sweden at the world Championships. The Scandinavian team will be the 11th team that will reach that figure.
The last time Switzerland reached the quarterfinals of the world Cup in the tournament in 1954. Subsequent attempts to get among the best eight ended in failure (1994, 2006, 2014). In these three matches, Switzerland has not scored a single goal.
In the last 25 previous matches, Switzerland lost only once, Portugal (0:2) in October 2017.
The head coach of the Swiss national team, Vladimir Petkovic:
We have two disqualified player, everyone else is. Honestly, I don’t think very much about the greatness of the moment. The main thing – to beat Sweden, that is our goal. We have to seriously defend themselves, but we will need to play very active in the attack to achieve dangerous things. I don’t think we will have a lot of space. Have to look for loopholes in order to achieve something in attack, it’s not easy.
Coach of Sweden, Janne Anderson:
We watched the video of the matches of the national team of Switzerland, there were scouts at the games and gave us some information. We have told all the essential players, had a good analytical work. We know how we will act against the Swiss, but to talk about this, I will not, this information is for internal use.
Sweden: Olsen – Lustig, LindelEf Granqvist, Augustinsson – Forsberg, Ekdal, Svensson, Klasson – Toivonen, Berg.
Switzerland: Sommer Lang, Djourou, Akanji, Rodriguez – Behrami, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Ambala – Lead.
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According to bookmakers, the advantage in this fight on the side of the Swiss team. So, bet365 accepts bets on the victory of wards of Vladimir Petkovic with a factor of 2.7, and their opponent is 3.1. A draw in this match is estimated at 3.0.
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