La Furia Roja seems to be taking on the current UEFA Nations League more seriously. They have sealed four points from one draw and a massive win over Andrey Shevchenko’s Ukraine. This weekend, Sergio Ramos and Co will attempt to let their positive trend endure for the sake of their own mentality as they play host to Switzerland. The game is scheduled to take place in Alfredo di Stefano stadium.
Both teams’ previous games
Spain had a much better result previously on the second match of UEFA Nations League. They hammered Ukraine 4-0 at home. The captain, Sergio Ramos netted a brace followed by Ansu Fati’s and Ferran Torres’s goal. It was an impressive win over the expectedly tough rival in Group 4 League A.
Switzerland also had a more improved result while taking on Germany at St.Jakob Park. They held Der Panzer in a 1-1 draw. They conceded first by Ilkay Gundogan but Silvain Widmer managed to equalised at the second half. It was surely more satisfying than a defeat previously.
Luis Enrique is still confident with his preferred 4-3-3 formation with Ansu Fati, Rodrigo Moreno who earn a spot in the starting IX while Ferran Torres, Adama Traore and Gerard Moreno will have to fight over one remaining position at the front to accompany them.
The former Lazio boss, Vladimir Petkovic, might be deploying 5-4-1 again with possible transition to 3-4-2-1. Benfica forward Haris Seferovic will still be the main targetman while Admir Mehmedi and Xerdan Shaqiri will be supporting him from behind as the double number 10 to stun Luis Enrique’s side.
Players to watch
Spain’s captain Sergio Ramos is still the irreplacable leading figure in the squad with 23 goals in 172 caps. Some other key men in the team are Leeds’ new signing. Rodrigo Moreno, Sergio Busquets and Dani Carvajal.
In Switzerland, the captain Granit Xhaka is the ideal anchorman in the midfield to keep the balance between the attack and defense. Another notable man to watch is Benfica striker, Haris Seferovic who has registered 19 goals so far.
Spain vs Switzerland Prediction
As the more dominant side, Spain will be taking control of the game while Switzerland are likely to hit back from a counter attack scenario. Such is something Luis Enrique should be aware of anf careful to anticipate. Yet, they are the stronger and more creative side and playing at home should give them the advantage to secure at least a narrow win.
According to the punters, Spain is still the clear with the odds to win are at 1.35, whereas Switzerland is only priced to win at 9.15. The draw result is at the value of 4.90.