Kick-off: 1400, 09/06/2019
Stadium: Estadio D Alfonso Henriques
TV: Sky Sports
England will have history on their side when facing Switzerland in Sunday’s Nations League third-place play-off in Guimaraes.
The Three Lions haven’t lost any of their last 11 encounters with this weekend’s opponents, claiming victory eight times, including in the three most recent meetings.
Gareth Southgate’s side won 1-0 in a Leicester friendly last September and Evens for them to oblige in normal time again here is our initial Switzerland vs England prediction.
A Look At Switzerland’s Betting Odds
Switzerland were far from disgraced when beaten 3-1 by hosts Portugal in the semi-finals of this competition, only being undone by a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.
AC Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez converted a 56th-minute penalty to pull his side level after Nelson Semedo had nudged Steven Zuber.
Ronaldo, however, had the final say when he struck twice during the closing three minutes to complete his treble with two brilliant low finishes past Yann Sommer.
Switzerland boss Vladimir Petkovic said: “Congratulations to Portugal. They had street smarts, they had the cherry on top of the cake and that made the difference. Four shots, three goals.
“On the one hand, we were up against a very strong opponent, but over 90 minutes we showed we are a strong team and that we can make life for a top side difficult too.”
A 5-2 triumph over Belgium during the group stage highlighted how the Swiss have to be respected, while they also thrashed Iceland 6-0.
Petkovic’s men have netted in 10 of their last 11 competitive fixtures, dating back to a 1-1 draw with Brazil at the World Cup.
Given that record, we believe 13/5 for the Three Lions to win and both teams to score stands out from the Switzerland vs England odds.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
England were made to pay for a couple of woeful defensive errors in extra-time when losing out 3-1 to the Netherlands, with John Stones and then Ross Barkley at fault.
In normal time, Matthijs De Ligt cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s first-half penalty, before Jesse Lingard thought he had filled the role of super-sub as he coolly turned home in the 83rd minute.
However, the Video Assistant Referee ruled out that strike for a narrow offside – which at least allowed followers of our match preview to collect on a trio of successful selections, including 11/2 for 1-1 after 90 minutes.
Gareth Southgate refused to be too harsh on his players, stating: “The errors were uncharacteristic, really, and not errors that we would normally make.
“I’ve got to not overreact to those things and I have got to be there to support them in what is a difficult moment for everybody.”
We’re hoping England can now rediscover the sharpness which saw them net 10 times in March Euro 2020 qualifiers versus the Czech Republic and Montenegro.
Let’s add 27/2 for the Three Lions to prevail 3-1 to our Switzerland vs England betting tips.
Portugal 3-1 SWITZERLAND – Ricardo Rodriguez (pen)
Netherlands 3-1 ENGLAND – Marcus Rashford (pen)
Head-to-head: England 1-0 Switzerland, England 2-0 Switzerland, Switzerland 0-2 England, England 2-2 Switzerland
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