Sweden vs Switzerland: All Expert Predictions & Betting Tips

Emil Forsberg Sweden Goalscorer

Stadium: St Petersburg

Kick-off: 15:00 PM (UK time)

Round: Last 16

Last match: 

Sweden 3 – 0 Mexico

Switzerland 2 – 2 Costa Rica

Top Players: 

Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz

Switzerland's Josip Drmić

Betting Tips for Sweden vs Switzerland

To show you just how evenly matched these two teams are, we’ll show you all our expert betting odds and predictions for the game.

Our Expectations – Outcome/Winner

Here is where we stand on the evenness of each team and the possible outcomes of the match overall:

Sweden – 31%
Draw – 32%
Switzerland – 37%

As you can see, we are betting on Switzerland to dominate the match. As to how they will score and who will score first, that is another matter entirely. The best Sweden can hope for is a draw which, as this competition has shown already, you should expect the unexpected.

In short, however, we think that a Swiss victory is much more likely than a Swedish one. It would be surprising if they win, but not totally surprising as the odds are pretty close.

Our predicted outcome — Switzerland will win the match.

What a spectacular round of matches! With the first stage of the FIFA World Cup 2018 over and done with, the winning contenders can now progress into the next round.

This includes 16 teams overall and each of them will face off against one another to get ever closer towards winning the World Cup.

Two of those teams (Sweden and Switzerland) will be competing against one another on the 7th July at 15:00 UK time.

It’s going to be a doozy and betting sites all over are clambering to make their odds known so punters will make their wagers in a timely fashion. Who do we think will win? Well, it’s an even draw. We think you maybe best betting on Switzerland.

Read on to find all our top betting odds and expert betting tips on the Sweden vs Switzerland World Cup match!

Head to Head Statistics

In case you’re dissatisfied with our expert opinion on the betting odds for the Sweden vs Switzerland match, we’re going to show you some head to head statistics.

These are a bit more in-depth than the basic stats above and demonstrate the machinations behind our thought processes.

Last 5 Match States – Match Predictions

One of the main factors behind who we believe will win this match is our analysis of the last five matches both teams participated in and the result of said matches.

Here’s a full list of the last five matches Sweden participated in:

02/06/18 Friendly  Sweden 0 – 0 Denmark
09/06/18 Friendly Sweden 0 – 0 Peru
18/06/18 World Cup Sweden 1 – 0 Korea Republic
23/06/18 World Cup Germany 2 – 1 Sweden
27/06/18 World Cup Mexico 0 – 3 Sweden

And here is the last five matches Switzerland have partaken in:

03/06/18 Friendly Spain 1 – 1 Switzerland
08/06/18 Friendly Switzerland 2 – 0 Japan
17/06/18 World Cup Brazil 1 – 1 Switzerland
22/06/18 World Cup Serbia 1 – 2 Switzerland
27/06/18 World Cup Switzerland 2 – 2 Costa Rica

 

As you can see, statistically speaking, Switzerland have gained more victories over Sweden in the last five matches alone. This means their likelihood of winning is better than theirs overall, even if they haven’t scored the most amount of goals in one game.

Who Will Score For Sweden?

Sweden are on a high at the moment after their victory over Mexcio. But how long will this last? Will the smile be wiped off their faces once they go up against Switzerland? Well, before we can even ascertain the perfect odds on that front, let’s take a look at some more figures.

Expected Line-up

Here is who we think will get to play in the Sweden vs Switzerland match on 7th July. We handpicked all the potential players from

Kristoffer Nordfeldt     Goalkeeper
Andreas Granqvist (C) Defender
Martin Olsson Defender
Ludwig Augustinsson Defender
Jimmy Durmaz Midfielder
Viktor Claesson Midfielder
Gustav Svensson Midfielder
Emil Forsberg Midfielder
Marcus Berg Forward
Ola Toivonen Forward
John Guidetti Forward

Coach — Jann Andersson

As you can see here, these players will be integral to helping them triumph over Switzerland. Here are who we think will be the key players of the match:

  • Jimmy Durmaz
  • Marcus Berg
  • Andreas Granqvist

Each take up an important position on the field and they are the best at what they do. It would be very naïve of coach, Jann Andersso, to not include them in any of the line-up. Otherwise, those spectacular expert betting odds will shoot straight down again.

Who Will Score for Switzerland?

Switzerland have been shaken somewhat. Their match against Costa Rico didn’t go quite as planned. With what was looking like a victory quickly turned into a draw and now they’re heading into the next round with their confidence knocked sideways.

Bearing in mind, however, that are still statistically the better team against Sweden and will more than likely win, especially if they have the following line-up.

Expected Line-up

Here is who we believe will be playing for the Swiss team during the match against Sweden. We handpicked the best players for the job:

Roman Buerki     Goalkeeper
Manuel Akanji  Defender
Johan Djourou  Defender
Michael Lang  Defender
Valon Behrami Midfielder
Remo Freuler  Midfielder
Steven Zuber Midfielder
Denis Zakaria  Midfielder
Josip Drmić Forward
Breel Embolo  Forward
Haris Seferovic Forward

Coach — Vladimir Petković

The betting odds for Switzerland may be in favour for them now, but come the match against Sweden, they have every possibility of losing. Then again, they also have every possibility of winning with these top three players:

  • Velon Behrami
  • Breel Embolo
  • Josip Drmić

It’s a close call, especially with such good players on the field. We hope that the Swiss coach has the senses to promote the top picks we have selected above. Otherwise, they could be out of the tournament.

Will There Be Penalty or Red Cards?

Given the nature of the competition so far, we have every right to expect that there will be at least one penalty to Sweden during the match. We doubt any players will get any red cards but if a foul occurs on either side, then it’s very possible.

To summarise then, here are our expert odds on those outcomes:

  • Penalty:
    • Sweden – 20%
    • Switzerland – 5%
  • Yellow card:
    • Sweden – 15%
    • Switzerland – 35%
  • Red card:
    • Sweden – 5%
    • Switzerland – 20%

And that concludes our betting odds on the Switzerland vs Sweden match! We reckon Switzerland will win but there’s almost equal chance that Sweden make a turnout and surprise us all.