Wales head into their match with Switzerland this coming Saturday. This is their first of three matches in their group stage at the Euro 2020 and scene of the action is Baku Olimpiya Stadionu. Wales arrive at the Euro 2020 placed 17 in the FIFA world ranking, thus indicating a close match against Switzerland who look at the Euro 2020 from number 13 in the FIFA world ranking.
As rather big outsiders in this group it would be considered an upset if Wales were to survive the tournament beyond the group stages.
It has the look of a close battle to get through the group but with their qualifying campaing in mind Switzerland could pose a threat to most opponents. Switzerland grabbed top spot in their qualifying group through a convincing campaign. Judging by the odds with the bookmakers they could both be on their way home early or they could cause an upset.
Wales vs Switzerland stats and analysis
Wales do not hold a reputation of being a high scoring team. Wales only found the back of the net 13 times in the last 10 internationals, creating an average of just 1.3 goals per game. However, they were very solid in defence with 9 goals conceded, which is a highly respectable average of 0.9 per game. Strangely enough they managed just 3 clean sheets in of these matches.
Switzerland begin their Euro 2020 campaign with very good stats in their last 10 internationals. Switzerland hit the target 2.4 times on average per game, scoring 24 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 12 goals, an average of 1.2 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.
As they enter their first match as outsider Wales will have identified this first Euro 2020 match as a game in which a positive outcome is within their reach. Losing this encounter makes it look very tough to reach the next stage.
Switzerland enter their opening encounter at the Euro 2020 looking to kick off the campaign with three points, however Wales could prove too tough a nut to crack.
Stats and facts for Wales and Switzerland.
- Wales unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
- Wales unbeaten the last 14 matches in a row at home;
- Wales has won in the last 7 of 8 matches at home;
- Wales scored in the last 13 of 15 matches.
- Switzerland has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- Switzerland has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Switzerland scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Switzerland's last 4 of 6 matches.
Lineup Wales vs Switzerland
Form Wales vs Switzerland
Wales continue to collect points.
Wales look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their previous 3 internationals, Wales managed to win 1-0 against Mexico after which they witnessed a 1-0 win against Tjekkiet. The most recent international for Wales's finest served up a 3-0 defeat against France.
Switzerland continue to sparkle.
Switzerland keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. The last 3 times Switzerland played out an international match they claimed a 3-2 win against Finland, which was followed by a 2-1 win against USA. Their most recent international served up a 7-0 win against Liechtenstein.
Wales v Switzerland Fixture History
When these two nations last faced off against each other, Wales ended up taking all 3 points in a 2-0 victory.
Wales go into their upcoming match against Switzerland with a 1-0-1 record in recent meetings in the European Championship.
Full Time Betting
Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Wales to win pays out at 3.60, the best prize for a draw is 3.00, while an away win for Switzerland returns you odds 2.20.
With Kieffer Moore on 2 goals in the last 6 internationals for Wales, he certainly catches the eye as a possible goalscorer on again. It is hard to look past Mario Gavranovic when searching for a goalscorer for Switzerland. Scoring 4 in half a dozen matches is a decent output.