Online free soccer predictions for Wales – Switzerland
Wales faces Switzerland at the Baki Olimpiya Stadionu in Baku in a fixture from Group A of the Euro 2020. Please fasten your seat belts because we will try to give you the best possible insight about this game in these best online free soccer predictions. Let’s get to work!
Five years ago, Wales turned out to be one of the pleasant surprises of the Euro 2016 in France. The Dragons made the best performance in their football history as they reached the 1/2-finals of the competition. Nobody really expected such a terrific performance by the Brits, but they showed some enormous courage and showed us how good they could be. Of course, they were inspired by great players such as Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, who led the team by example.
Wales qualified for the European Championship after winning 14 points in 8 games played and finishing second in their group. It was just the World Cup finalists Croatia who finished just three points above them. Wales lost just two of their eight matches in their group, and it was a solid performance.
In the World Cup qualifiers, Wales kicked off their campaign with one win and one defeat. In their first game, the Dragons lost against the world-class Belgian team (1-3), but they enjoyed a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in the second one. Manchester United’s Daniel James scored the only goal in the game just 9 minutes before the final whistle. Gareth Bale provided the decisive assist. James is going to be important for the Dragons in the next month.
Wales’ biggest problem right now is related to its managerial situation. The head coach Ryan Giggs was denied the opportunity to lead his country at the Euro. Giggs was criminally charged for assaulting two women so that he won’t be coaching the team anymore. The 46-years old Rob Page will take his role as a caretaker during the European Championship. This is a massive hit on Wales’ ambitions because they just lost their most important man – their manager. Let’s see how they will deal with this.
Rob Page already announced a provisional 26-man squad for the European Championship. One of the surprises is the fact that the striker Hal Robson-Kanu was left out of the team for the tournament. Robson-Kanu did some heroics during the Euro 2016, but he didn’t win the manager’s trust this time. At the same time, Rob Page surprised many people by calling Cardiff’s teenage midfielder Ruben Colwill who will play his first big international tournament. Schalke 04’s Rabbi Matondo and Derby County’s Tom Lawrence are two more players who will not travel with the team for the Euro 2020.
Stoke City’s experienced midfielder Joe Allen was included in the provisional 26-man squad despite his recent injury woes.
Wales’ top scorer of all time Gareth Bale will lead the team with the captain armband this summer. He had a difficult season at Tottenham Hotspur, but this competition is a chance for him to prove that he’s still good. The 31-years old superstar scored 16 goals for the Spurs in all competitions, but most of the time, he was coming from the bench for the Londoners. His future is still not clear, but for him, the Euro is a chance to remind us why he’s one of the best players of his generation,
Switzerland qualified for the European Championship after winning their qualifying group in the company of teams like Denmark and the Republic of Ireland. The Crusaders finished just one point ahead of the Red Dynamite, but it was enough for them to win the group. Vladimir Petkovic’ team lost just one game during its campaign – against Denmark away from home.
In the World Cup qualifiers, Switzerland started in the best way possible, winning twice against Bulgaria and Lithuania. After a dominant performance in Sofia and three goals scored against Bulgaria, the Crusaders scored just once during the 1-0 win against Lithuania. Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri scored the only goal in the game after just two minutes of playing. Borussia M’gladbach’s Breel Embolo provided the assist.
Lately the manager Vladimir Petkovic is using a 3-4-3 formation in Switzerland’s games, so we guess he’s going to stick to it. Xherdan Shaqiri is rarely playing for Liverpool, but his creativity and quality remain very important for the Swiss team. He’s a permanent starter for his country, while Breel Embolo and Haris Seferovic are the players who usually have to score the goals in attack. Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka and Borussia M’gladbach’s Denis Lemi Zakaria are the midfield duo that must control what’s happening in the middle of the pitch. Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar remains the leader of the defense. The 29-years old center-back is among the most experienced players in the Swiss team, and his quality was never questioned.
In their last friendly game, Switzerland faced the United States in St. Gallen and celebrated a difficult 2-1 win over the Yanks. The visitors scored first after just five minutes of playing, but Ricardo Rodriguez and Steven Zuber turned it around for the hosts.
Switzerland will play just one more friendly game before Euro 2020 as they are going to face Liechtenstein on Thursday. Except for Wales, Italy and Turkey are the other two teams in Group A of the competition. That’s not an easy group – Italy is favourite, but the other three teams are ready to fight for their future in the tournament, too.
That’s our best online free soccer predictions for the Euro 2020 clash between Wales and Switzerland from Group A of the competition. We guess the Swiss team is a slight favorite here, especially given the Dragons’ managerial crisis and Ryan Giggs’s absence. This is a massive problem for the Brits, and it’s still not clear how this would affect their performance in the competition. One thing is for sure – they are going to miss their manager. Wales made a terrific performance at the Euro 2016 five years ago, but now things are looking much more difficult for them.