Europe: World Cup – Qualifiers – Final (2nd match)
Match start: 18:00 (GMT+1)
The first meeting of this pair has ended with the minimal away victory of Switzerland (by the way, we have bet on this fact in our recent prediction). Now the situation for the national team of Northern Ireland is terrible and the football players of Michael O'Neill need a real miracle in order to win over well-organized and experienced national team of Switzerland.
Switzerland has demonstrated the impressive gaming level during the first match. The opponents were not able to reach the gates that were defended by Yann Sommer. By this statistics the team of Petković had proved the status of the favorite for this battle and have managed to avoid injuries and sending-offs and to gain quite good result. The squad of the national team of Switzerland is in competitive mood and the team has to finish what it has started.
This national team has to bite more than it can chew in order to gain positive result. It wasn’t obvious during the first match how is the team going to break the defense of Switzerland as the ball possession was only 37% and the development of attacks was made by simple long crosses. Michael O'Neill has no substitute in order to strengthen his starting line-up. The changes in squad will surely happen but we doubt that the team will transform.
There is no intrigue left for this match that is why we don’t doubt that Switzerland will win.
Our tip: Switzerland (Asian Handicap -1) - odds 1.83 Pinnacle