Place: Russia. Saint Petersburg Stadium. Saint Petersburg.
Date: on the 3rd of July 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 15:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 – play-off -1/8 finals
Northerners have spent great group stage of the World Cup 2018, having been ahead of the defending champion – Germany, though having lost to Germany (1:2). But in two other matches in frames of the group stage the team of Janne Andersson have gained two victories – South Korea (1:0) and Mexico (3:0). A reliable game in defense and high-quality conversion of opportunities have shown us that even without Ibrahimović (despite his rather ironic comments), Sweden has good chances for gaining good results at the highest international level. Sweden has proved, that the victory over Italy for the right to participate at World Cup 2018 wasn’t casual.
Now Sweden is facing rather hard match against Switzerland which at a group stage of the World Cup has performed greatly. Sweden is strong thanks to the physical strength and game compactability, having reminded thereby Icelanders of the times of the European championship 2016.
Switzerland prior to the World championship was among those teams which were considered to make some miracles and Switzerland has confirmed this reputation. At first Brazil (1:1) has been stopped, then Serbia (2:1) was beaten and finally Switzerland have tied with Costa Rica (2:2). Though the game of Switzerland is not so perfect as they have missed goals in each match and have managed to gain victory only once. But the team has left the group rightly and in the match with Sweden Swisses have every chance of final success.
The squad of this national team is full of experienced and skilled football players who are full of desire and energy to demonstrate good results. Shaqiri, Rodriguez, Sommer, Xhaka and Džemaili have proved their level in the European football for a long time and confirm their mastership in the current World Cup.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Sweden vs Switzerland
Bookmakers estimate the chances of Sweden and Switzerland in this match: Sweden to win for 3.20, draw for 3.08, and Switzerland to win for 2.66. Bookmakers prefer Switzerland which looks more interesting than Sweden. Total betting is estimated with such coefficients: total over 2.5 for 2.88, and total under 2.5 for 1.50.
Recently, the progress of sport in Switzerland is very serious. It concerns football, hockey and other disciplines. In this match Switzerland has to demonstrate the advantage in the speed and individual skill over Sweden.