Sunday 9 June, kick-off 2pm
Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques – Nations League
This Nations League preview is the game that neither team wants to play, as England and Switzerland meet in this third-place play-off. Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions are back in Guimaraes, where they suffered late heartbreak and an extra-time defeat on Thursday night.
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What’s the story with Switzerland vs England?
Is Switzerland vs England on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on Sky Sports.
What happened last time? Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game as England beat Switzerland 1-0 in a friendly at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium in September last year.
What are the Switzerland vs England odds? England are the 11/10 favourites in your Nations League predictions this weekend, while Switzerland are priced at 13/5. The draw’s 11/4 with bet365, where you can collect up to £100 in free bets when you register here. With extra-time and penalties possible, England are 4/7 to finish third, while Switzerland are 7/5.
Remember that time…England beat Switzerland twice in Euro 2016 qualifying? The Three Lions beat the Rossocrociati 2-0 home and away, in that campaign, with the same result in favour of Southgate’s side this weekend 10/1 in your Switzerland vs England betting tips.
Team news and form
Last six: WLWWDL
It’s tough to know whether either manager will shake things up for these Switzerland v England predictions, but Vladimir Petkovic is perhaps more likely to make fewer changes. His team only played 90 minutes and have had an extra day’s rest than their opponents on Sunday. Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri had a good game in the semis and is likely to start in support of Haris Seferovic once again, who was a threat against Portugal.
Last six: WWWWWL
On the other hand, Southgate could ring the changes in these football predictions after his side went to extra-time. None of the Liverpool or Tottenham players who featured in last weekend’s Champions League final featured from the start against the Dutch, and we could see the likes of Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson and Dele Alli come into the line-up. Trent Alexander-Arnold is also surely deserving of the nod over Kyle Walker, who was unfortunate in scoring a crucial own goal on Thursday, while goalscorer Marcus Rashford is an injury doubt after picking up a knock and going off at half-time.
Switzerland vs England prediction, preview and betting tips
Both of these teams can count themselves a little unlucky not to be in the Nations League final. Switzerland were undone by the brilliance of Cristiano Ronaldo in their semi-final, while England were denied a winning goal by VAR and the tiniest of margins, before two defensive errors in extra-time saw them knocked out by the Dutch. Both sides need to regroup in these football predictions for today, even if they’d rather be off on their summer holidays.
Jesse Lingard thought he’d won it for England against Holland, only for VAR to intervene. Bad mistakes from John Stones and Ross Barkley cost the Three Lions their place in the final, and Southgate’s side need to iron those out if they’re going to have success at the highest level. There’s plenty to be optimistic about for England though, and they’ll continue to play the same way.
Switzerland meanwhile saw their hopes ripped to shreds by Ronaldo’s late masterclass. The Portuguese captain stepped up to complete a stunning hat-trick in the closing stages, after the Swiss had benefitted from a VAR call for a penalty duly dispatched by Ricardo Rodriguez. Those three goals conceded mean that Switzerland have now let in six in their last two matches.
England also let in three in their semi, albeit in 120 minutes, while Switzerland looked dangerous from crosses against Portugal. Considering England’s struggle to deal with Dutch deliveries into the box on Thursday, both teams to score could land in this Switzerland v England prediction. It’s priced at 4/6 with bet365 as part of the best football betting tips for this third-place play-off.
We’re backing England to go one better than last summer’s World Cup and claim the third place this time. The Three Lions are 11/10 for the win inside 90 minutes, and 11/4 to win with both teams scoring. Both countries have seen over 2.5 goals in six of their nine fixtures since the World Cup. The same outcome on Sunday is 4/5, while those odds rise to 2/1 with England as the winners. A 2-1 victory for the Three Lions is priced at 15/2 in your football score predictions for the game.
Switzerland vs England first goalscorer predictions
It’s going to be interesting seeing how Southgate lines up his attack on Sunday. With Rashford an injury doubt, Kane could come back into the starting XI after replacing the Manchester United man at half-time. The Tottenham striker is the 15/4 favourite with Betway to open the scoring in this game, while if England go on to win 2-1, those first goalscorer odds rise to 34/1. For Switzerland, Seferovic came close to scoring on a couple of occasions against Portugal, as Petkovic’s side made a strong start – the Swiss striker is 6/1 to break the deadlock.
England to win
Over 2.5 goals
England to win and over 2.5 goals
Kane to score first and England to win 2-1
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A Wolves fan born in Northern Ireland, Harry has been writing about football and the sports betting market for a number of years. When he’s not going to Molineux or discussing the latest football betting odds with Tom and Dick, you’ll probably find Harry out on the tennis courts – as long as the sun is shining, of course.