Switzerland vs Spain. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more


Switzerland will host Spain at the Stade de Genève in the UEFA Nations League. The match will take place on June 10, beginning at 00:15 IST.

Parimatchnews will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.

Switzerland News & Current Form:

In the previous Nations League campaign, the Nati were very close to relegation, but a cabinet victory over Ukraine (a very strange story where Ukraine was given a technical defeat because of Covid-19 situation in the camp) helped them remain in the elite.

The Spanish team, who drew 1-1 with Switzerland in Basel with two penalties not converted by Sergio Ramos in the 2nd half, also contributed to their survival. However, the Red Crosses compensated their poor performance in the Nations League by booking a direct trip to the 2022 World Cup. The Swiss won their qualifying group surpassing Italy, which then shocked the world by failing to qualify for the World Cup.

It was Murat Yakin, who took charge of the national team last August, and after that ensured Switzerland a full package of tickets to Qatar.

The most recent victory for the Nati was a 4-0 thrashing of Bulgaria in Lucerne back in November 2021. In their friendlies in March 2022, the Swiss lost narrowly to England (1-2) and failed to overcome Kosovo (1-1) at home. Now, Switzerland have started the Nations League group stage with two straight away defeats – 1-2 against the Czech Republic and an embarrassing 0-4 defeat against Portugal.

Yakin has brought almost all the best players together for the June matches. There are only questions regarding Denis Zakaria, who, for unknown reasons, was not included in the Nati’s squad. As for the upcoming match, the Swiss have some problems in the defensive line – centre-back Fabian Schär will not play against the Spaniards due to his suspension, while the participation of his potential replacements in the form of Nico Elvedi and Manuel Obafemi Akanji in the game is questionable.

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Spain News & Current Form:

Luis Enrique’s side also secured a trip to Qatar thanks to a 1-0 win over Sweden in the last round of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers group stage. At the same time, unlike the Swiss, the Red Fury won both friendlies in March, beating Albania (2-1) and Iceland (5-0) at home. In the Nations League, the Spaniards are also winless after two rounds, but so far they have not suffered a single defeat.

In Matchday 1, the Furia Roja let a narrow 1 goal advantage slip away right in the and of the match against Portugal (1-1). Then, in Prague, they had to come back twice, scoring goals at the end of each half-time period. The Czechs took the lead thanks to a quick goal from Jakub Pesek, but Gavi equalised before the break. In the 66th minute, Jan Kuchta scored the Czech Republic’s second goal, but Šilgava’s side failed to hold on to the lead as Iñigo Martínez converted Marco Asensio`s pass to set up the final score in the 90th minute.

Spain have always been among the mastadonts of the world football. The Reds have been repeatedly winning various international competitions. From 2008 to 2012, they managed to capture the World Cup and win the Euros trophy twice. This season, they have a great opportunity to add another silverware to their trophy cabinet. Enrique’s talent and tactical superiority along with talented youngsters should be enough. And the old guard will surely give their best to make it happen.

Speaking of the squad situation, Luis Enrique is likely to rotate the squad extensively again, as he did after the first match in the tournament. In terms of injury worries, almost all of the players called up by Lucho are ready to play against Switzerland. The only question is about the readiness of Ansu Fati, who has missed most of the season due to injury.

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Spain season form guide (all competitions): W-W-W-W-D-D

Switzerland vs Spain Head-To-Head Record:

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Switzerland vs Spain Predicted XI:

Switzerland possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer; Silvan Widmer, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez; Granit Xhaka, Remo Freuler; Steven Zuber, Xherdan Shaqiri, Renato Steffen; Breel Embolo.

Spain possible starting lineup (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Koke, Gavi; Pablo Sarabia, Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres.

Statistical preview of the match Switzerland vs Spain:

  • The last time the Swiss lost an official match on home soil was in 2014.
  • Spain are unbeaten in 4 of their 6 away matches in the Nations League.
  • Switzerland have scored less than 1.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 UEFA Nations League home games.
  • Switzerland have scored in 11 of their last 12 home matches.
  • Switzerland have conceded in 10 consecutive UEFA Nations League home games.
  • Spain have conceded in seven consecutive UEFA Nations League games on the road.
  • Spain have scored fewer than 2.5 goals in seven of their last eight away UEFA Nations League games.

What has been said before the match:

Murat Yakin:

“We’ve had severe weaknesses in defence lately, also due to missing players. But the team is nevertheless full of positive energy. Perhaps our intensity level is not as high as I wish it would be. Now we have home matches against Spain and Portugal and want to show what we are capable of.”

Luis Enrique:

«Against the Czech Republic, Switzerland did not deserve to lose. They are a team with a very high physical and defensive level. Against Portugal they had problems in the transition. I like Switzerland. They are a hard-working team that we know. They know how to play in her field, but she also presses high. She’s attractive to watch and she has a bit of our idea in terms of mastering the important aspects of the game»

«This is a difficult FIFA date for the players, wanting to rest. But I have such a special group that I have not seen any hint of apathy or fatigue. It is a very easy group to manage and I will try to help them face these two games in the best way. It’s an attractive and beautiful competition. No one has been to two ‘Final Fours’ in a row and it’s something that stimulates us»

Switzerland vs Spain Prediction:

The Spaniards have won just one of their last five games against the Swiss. Three of the five meetings ended in draws. What gives us confidence is the goal-exchange statistics of both teams. We can assume, that both teams will be able to score at least one time.

The visitors, although they are regarded as the clear favourites to win, are far from a certainty – after all, the Red Cross’ 25 matches without a defeat at the Stade de Genève are by no means accidental.

Parimatch News staff prediction: 

We say: both to score and Spain will no lose – Yes.