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Switzerland v Poland Betting Tips: 2 AH0, Euro 2016

Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
SWITZERLAND v POLAND Saturday 25th June 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrs Football - Europe - Euro 2016 Betting Tips The group stage in the Euro 2016 has been done and dusted, and we now move onto the knock-out phase with the last 16 teams lining up, starting with Switzerland taking on Poland at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne. Switzerland finished runners-up to Group A favourites France in the group stage as the form book ran true with the Swiss remaining unbeaten in their three matches; they started their campaign with a 1-0 win over Albania which was followed by 1-1 and 0-0 draws against Romania and France respectively. Switzerland have struggled to score goals though as they scored just 3 goals in the preceding four matches before the Euro 2016 finals (2 of these were against Moldova), and I do wonder where they’ll get their creative inspiration as they haven’t fired yet. Onto Poland, and they finished second in Group C just behind Germany, as was the case during the qualifiers where they ran the World Cup holders all the way in that group too! In fact, just one goal separated the two teams in the group stage here, as Poland registered valuable 1-0 wins over Northern Ireland and Ukraine. The Poles also held Germany to a 0-0 draw in between, and this would have been just as much a confidence booster as the two group wins as they now head into the round of the last 16. Poland seem to possess better options up front than the Swiss with the likes of Milik and Lewandowski linking up together, and whilst the latter hasn’t fired yet, I wouldn’t rule him out in any match. I feel Poland just have the edge here, but I recommend backing them with the round ball. Pick: Poland AH0 @ 1.81 Bet Victor

Switzerland v France Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, Euro 2016

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SWITZERLAND v FRANCE Sunday 19th June 2016 - Kickoff: 2100hrs Football - Europe - Euro 2016 Betting Tips Switzerland and France also meet at 9pm in the final Group A match at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille with both teams in the automatic qualification spots heading into tonight’s encounter. Of the two sides however, Switzerland will be the more nervous as they sit on four points with a goal difference of just +1, and with Romania playing Albania at the same time, the Swiss are by no means out of the woods yet as they chase a place in the last 16. Switzerland have started their Euro 2016 campaign in solid enough fashion, having beaten Albania 1-0 and a 1-1 stalemate with Romania, but the real test comes tonight against France and their fanatical home support. I have concerns about how solid Switzerland’s defence is, although France may not exploit the Swiss’ defensive weaknesses to the full extent. Onto France, and they can relax a little with some pressure taken off having already qualified for the round of 16 as they top Group A with two wins from two matches to date; but although they’ve secured maximum points with wins over Romania 2-1 and Albania 2-0, France have been far from convincing. It has needed goals from Payet (89th minute) and Griezmann (90th minute) respectively to rescue all three points for France who were seemingly destined for disappointing draws otherwise, and they have quite frankly been fortunate so far to have got out of jail twice. Switzerland shouldn’t cause them too many problems this evening, but the round of 16 onwards should see France tested more seriously. Pick: France AH-0.25 @ 1.63 Bet Victor

Romania v Switzerland Betting Tips: BTTS, Euro 2016

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ROMANIA v SWITZERLAND Wednesday 15th June 2016 - Kickoff: 1800hrs Football - Europe - Euro 2016 Betting Tips Group A is up next with an intriguing fixture between Romania and Switzerland with Romania desperate to make up ground following their opening group match defeat to France 2-1. Romania were not without their chances of causing an upset against the hosts who looked vulnerable at times against the pace of Andone, Stancu and Popa, and their reward duly came from the penalty spot following a reckless and impetuous challenge in the box from Patrice Evra. Romania brought a solid run of form into the Euro 2016 finals as they’d lost just once in their previous 20 matches in all competitions, and given they were capable of causing the French a few problems in the final third, then they should also trouble a shakier Swiss defence tonight. Onto Switzerland, and they are joint leaders of Group A with hosts France following their 1-0 opening group win over Albania, but it was anything but plain sailing for the Swiss who looked uncomfortable when clearing their lines. Although Switzerland created plenty of goalscoring opportunities, their finishing was pretty poor with midfelder Dzemaili and forward Seferovic the main culprits, but the likes of Xhaka, Mehmedi and Shaqiri should ensure the chances in front of goal continue against the Romanians. Honours have been pretty even over the past few years in encounters between these two sides with Romania winning twice, Switzerland three wins and two draws. Romania need to chase the game in order to capture all three much-needed points, and Switzerland’s defence certainly doesn’t look up to keeping another clean sheet, surely? Pick: Both teams to score @ 2.15 Comeon

Albania v Switzerland Betting Tips 1, Euro 2016

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Albania v Switzerland                                                                           Saturday 11th June 2016 Kickoff 1400hrs Football – European Championships – International Following the opening ceremony and France’s 2-1 win over Romania, thanks to a spectacular Dmitri Payet goal, on Friday evening, Euro 2016 will fully kick into gear on Saturday with three games. The first of those sees a small bit of history being made as Albania play their first ever game in a major finals when taking on Switzerland. Although France eventually got the better of Romania, the performance of the latter suggests that they will be very competitive against both these teams in the games ahead so neither can afford to lose their opening game of the tournament with France to play as well. When UEFA decided to expand the number of teams competing at the European Championships by eight, Albania were probably not expected to be one of the nations to immediately benefit. Considered something of a minnow in international football, the Albanians finished their last World Cup qualifying campaign second-bottom of their section, so the fact they managed to reach Euro 2016 by virtue of automatic qualification is an illustration of how much they have improved in a short space of time. To even be playing at this tournament will be seen as a major success but the draw has been relatively kind, and presents them with a chance to continue making history by reaching the knockout stages. To do that they know some sort of result in their opening game is imperative, however, meaning the players have to cope with the pressure of the occasion from the off. Switzerland are no strangers to playing at European Championships or World Cups having only missed Euro 2012 over the last 12 years. They have, however, failed to get beyond the group stage in any of their three previous appearances in this particular competition so they, too, will be hoping to make some history in France. Qualification to the finals was not straightforward either as they toiled in the opening part of the campaign, losing their first two games without evening managing a goal. It was certainly a baptism of fire for Vladimir Petkovic who had only taken over that summer, but to the Swiss’ credit, they recovered well and finished strongly – ending with seven wins from their 10 qualifiers, enough to hand them second place ahead of Slovenia. Similar to Albania, and Romania for that matter, the section they have been drawn in presents an opportunity to reach the next stage, and that chance only increases if they can start their tournament by securing a crucial three points on Saturday. There are few well-known players within the Albania squad but that did not stop them beating Portugal and finishing ahead of Denmark and Serbia in qualifying. Their main strength is undoubtedly their defence as they conceded just five goals in 10 games, and that will be something manager Giovanni De Biasi will be looking to build upon over the next 10 days as he guides his adopted nation into the biggest stage of their footballing history. The Italian is also undertaking his own biggest test having lurked around Serie A and Serie B for much of his career, but he’s certainly developing something effective and interesting with this team, and they should not be underestimated. The Swiss squad contains far more recognisable names, and all readers will be familiar with the likes of Stephan Lichsteiner and Xherdan Shaqiri who have plenty of top level experience and will likely be pivotal to how well the squad do as a whole. One notable absentee is that of Gokhan Inler who was left out of the squad having barely featured for Leicester City in the Premier League. It’s a bold move from the coach as Inler captained the national team during the last World Cup and in qualifying for these finals. Petkovic will look to Granit Xhaka – whose brother is in the Albania squad – to continue his excellent form for both club and country. Following his recent transfer to Arsenal, Xhaka will have even more attention on him than usual.

Albania v Switzerland Betting Tips

It may not be the most glamorous of ties or one many are eagerly anticipating but it is one that will immediately test the new format of these championships. Switzerland are favourites to progress with France from their section but Albania will be no pushovers, and are likely to be a frustrating opponent. As we seen in the opening game played on Friday, there is very little that is straightforward about tournament football, especially in the first round of matches as teams adjust to the atmosphere and conditions that they rarely experience. Switzerland also have the added pressure of being favourites against a team who have never played at this level before, and I’m not convinced that will suit them. Albania shown through qualifying that the tag of underdogs is one they are comfortable with and I expect them to thrive in this sort of situation as a result. Readers of my preview will know that I like their chances of progressing to the knockout stage and they can take a big step here by claiming all three points. Albania 5/1 @ Marathonbet 1pt

Albania v Switzerland Betting Tips: 2, Euro 2016

Xhaka, Dzemaili, Behrami (Suisse)
ALBANIA v SWITZERLAND Saturday 11th June 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrs Football - Europe - Euro 2016 Betting Tips Albania are set to play their first ever match in a major tournament on Saturday afternoon when they take on Switzerland at the Stade Ballaert-Delelis in Lens, and they’ll be looking to write another chapter in their success story in the Euro 2016 finals. Albania coach Gianni De Biasi has achieved what no other Albanian manager has done before in their footballing history, as they secured automatic qualification to the Euro 2016 finals having finished runners-up to Group I winners Portugal and two points ahead of third placed Denmark. However, since qualifying, Albania have posted some mixed results (some of which have been pretty ordinary to be honest) as they’ve suffered defeats to Austria and Ukraine along with draws against Kosovo and Georgia while wins over Qatar and Luxembourg were almost expected. Switzerland finished runners-up to England in Group E having won seven of their ten group qualifying matches, but in truth the form book pretty much ran as expected with the top two strongest teams qualifying from a weak group. Since qualifying though, the Swiss have won just two of their subsequent six matches which were wins over Austria and Moldova, but losses to Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Belgium make Saturday afternoon’s contest far from a formality. But quality in the final third could be the difference between the two teams here today, and despite the commendable values of hard work and solidity of the Albanians, they perhaps lack that cutting edge up front to worry the better european outfits. I fancy Switzerland’s team that consists of players such as Shaqiri, Mehmedi, Behrami and Xhaka who may just make the difference. Pick: Switzerland to win @ 1.85 Bwin

Switzerland v Moldova Betting Tips: 1 to win to nil, 2016-06-03

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SWITZERLAND v MOLDOVA Friday 3rd June 2016 - Kickoff: 1800hrs Football - World - International Friendly Betting Tips Switzerland will be looking to bounce back from a series of disappointing results tonight when they take on Moldova at their St. Jakob-Park in Basel as they make their final preparations for Euro 2016 in just a few days time. Switzerland finished runners-up to England in their qualifying Group E as the form-book throughout the group phase pretty much ran to form, with the Swiss finishing nine points adrift of unbeaten England. However, since qualifying, Switzerland have won just once in their subsequent five international friendlies which was a 2-1 win over Alpine rivals Austria but four defeats to Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Belgium will have put them on notice for tonight’s clash. Moldova finished rock-bottom of their Group G qualifying phase with just two points to their name as they vied for the wooden spoon with fellow minnows Liechtenstein - Moldova lost out. Strangely enough, Moldova actually recorded a better record away from home in the qualifiers than at their Stadionul Zimbru ground which saw them lose all five of their home games in the group. A creditable 1-1 draw at Russia was followed up with a point at Liechtenstein, while their recent friendly internationals have seen them lose twice, win once and draw. Defeats to Azerbaijan and Croatia were expected, and they shared a 0-0 stalemate away at Malta but also notched a win on their travels against a very poor Andorra outfit. Tonight’s match though should be well beyond them,and I’ll back the Swiss for the win and to keep a clean sheet. Pick: Switzerland to win to nil @ 1.85 William Hill

England v Switzerland Betting Preview, 2015-09-08

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England v Switzerland Tuesday 8th September – Kickoff: 1945hrs Football – International Football – European Championships It has been a perfect qualification for Roy Hodgson and his England team thus far, with seven wins from their seven games in Group E. The English are already assured of their place at the finals in 2016, but a point on Tuesday against Switzerland would guarantee them top spot. Their latest victory was akin to a training match as they comfortably saw off minnows San Marino, running out 6-0 winners. It will be a match that is quickly forgotten about by most, but one that will live in the memory of Wayne Rooney for a long time. The current England captain scored his 49th goal for his country moving him level with Sir Bobby Charlton in the national team’s all-time scoring charts. A goal against Switzerland would move him out on his own, and although it is inevitable he will break the record, it would be a fitting time to do it if England can clinch top spot infront of their own supporters. It has been anything but straightforward, but Switzerland have now asserted themselves in that all-important second place which would see them qualify automatically with England for the European Championships next summer. Saturday’s home match with Slovenia proved to be a tremendously exciting encounter and culminated with one of the greatest ever comebacks. The Slovenians were clinical in taking a 2-0 lead and it looked like one they would hold on to as the game edged towards the final 10 minutes. Incredibly, however, the home side struck twice within the space of five minutes to pull level before completing their comeback with virtually the last kick of the ball. The result means they hold a five point lead over third top Estonia, who face Slovenia on Tuesday. There still remains a bit of work to do but there’s no getting away from how crucial those three points earned on Saturday could prove to be. Hodgson will be well aware that his players will face a much stiffer test in nine months time but he will also be pleased with how England have negotiated their way through this group. 24 goals scored and only three conceded is impressive, no matter the opposition, but there remains room for improvement. Between now and the start of the European Championships in June, it will be all about finding the right balance in his starting eleven. He has so many options in the midfield particularly that the remaining group games (providing they get a point on Tuesday) and friendlies scheduled for the upcoming months will act as a trial to find that balance. Away wins over Lithuania and San Marino have been a good response to the loss suffered in Slovenia last October but a trip to Wembley is undoubtedly going to be their most severe test yet. Any points gained from Tuesday’s match will surely be seen a bonus but they could hardly be coming into the game in a more positive mood. The way in which they won on Saturday will mean the whole squad will be buoyant. Vladimir Petkovic will have to decide if his super-subs have done enough to warrant a starting place. Josip Drmic and Valentin Stocker both came odd the bench to net the three goals between them and it could be that Drmic – who notched a brace – is in the best position to play from the start on Tuesday. These two nations will be pretty familiar with each other over the last couple of campaigns as they were also drawn together for Euro 2012 qualification. England won in Switzerland before the sides shared the points in an entertaining 2-2 draw. It was a similar story when the sides met in Basel last September as England ran out 2-0 winners with Danny Welbeck scoring both goals on that occasion. The Swiss will be hoping history repeats itself on Tuesday, as if they could manage to get a draw it would go a huge way to them finishing in second spot in Group E.

England v Switzerland Betting Tips

This could be something of a celebration for England if it all goes to plan. A draw or win would see them top the group whilst Rooney is on the verge of moving clear of the record he currently jointly holds with Sir Bobby Charlton. The visitors will obviously be keen to put paid to those celebrations but there was a noticeable gulf in class a year ago when England ran out comfortable winners. And although their late show saved them on Saturday, it is hard to forget how vulnerable the Swiss defence looked against what was a very mediocre attack. If you fancy Rooney to break the record then he is available at 13/8 to score anytime with Betfair. The Manchester United forward has not been in great form for his club in the Premier League but he did score a hat-trick against Club Brugge in the Champions League play-off. He has also been in terrific form in this qualifying campaign, scoring six goals in seven games. He will likely be deployed as a the central striker again and I think he rates a decent enough bet to break the record. The suggestion, however, is for England to continue their 100% record and take all three points. Their three home games in this group have seen them beat San Marino 5-0, Slovenia 3-1 and Lithuania 4-0. Switzerland will rate a more difficult proposition than any of those sides but I fully expect the home side to have to much. 5/6 available with BetVictor is tempting, but having watched plenty of these two sides throughout qualifying, I can see there being some goals. All of England’s home games have had three or more goals whilst five of Switzerland’s seven games in this group have also contained at least three goals. The visitors will pose problems on the counter but they looked rather weak in the centre of defence which Rooney and his team-mates can exploit. England to win and Over 2.5 goals 21/10 @ Betfair

Argentina v Switzerland Betting Tip Argentina (-1) – World Cup 2014

Messi (Argentina)
Argentina were three from three in the group stage without really hitting the heights that they are capable of. They did look like they were getting a bit better, game by game, but there’s plenty of room for improvement as they move into the knockout stage. Wins over Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria, all by the odd goal, see’s them face Switzerland on Tuesday. They have had no problem in getting past this stage in recent times, reaching the quarter finals on three of their past four World Cups.  That would be success for the majority of those competing but when you consider the quality of player that the country produces year in, year out. They have been tipped by many as potential winners in Brazil but if they are to go all the way for the first time since 1986, they’re going to have to perform better, starting against the Swiss. This will be Ottmar Hitzfeld’s final competition in charge of Switzerland and he’ll be hoping that it doesn’t end at this stage. They qualified for the last 16 with six points, after wins over Ecuador and Honduras. They were thumped 5-2 by France in between those games which should serve as some sort of wake up call. They go into this match with little expectation as they face a South American powerhouse but Hitzfeld has enjoyed success throughout his career and will be demanding that his players produce the performance they are capable of. Key to their success is likely to be the Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri who notched a hat-trick in their final group game against Honduras. He has big game experience and is likely to present the biggest threat for the Argentine defence. After what was a disappointing club season for Barcelona, and an underwhelming display at the last World Cup, the pressure was mounting on Lionel Messi to finally produce for his national team on the biggest stage of them all. As he has done throughout his career, the little genius has stepped up to the mark by scoring four goals in the group stage, all of which were special in their own way. He now has 24 goals in his last 23 internationals, and will undoubtedly have a huge say in how far Argentina progress in the tournament. It appears to be a daunting challenge which awaits Switzerland but they can take encouragement from the likes of Chile and Mexico who more than match opponents more readily favoured before their ties. They will have to be at their best and hope their opponents are not on the top of their game which has proven to be the case thus far. They do possess plenty of players who have experience of playing in Champions League football which should ensure they are competitive at the very least. The whole world will be looking forward to seeing Lionel Messi for the fourth time at this competition after his displays thus far. Switzerland will have to devise some sort of plan to keep him out the game but that’s easier said than done. I’m a big fan of Argentina and providing they get the balance right in their selection, can see them being too potent for the opposition. Argentina (-1) 11/8 @ Skybet

Wales V Switzerland – Pick: Switzerland to WIN – 7 October, 2011

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Wales V Switzerland

Friday 7 October, 2011 – 19:45 (GMT) UEFA EURO 2012 Qualifier, Group G It has been yet another miserable qualifying campaign for the Welsh, who were the first nation in Group G to drop out of contention after losing all four opening qualifiers; failing to even score in three of those. The solution? A change of manager. And it's prompted a mini renaissance. Although Gary Speed's first couple of games in charge weren't ones to be savoured, the 42-year-old former midfielder will have salivated over his team's recent displays. A stunning win over Montenegro in Cardiff was followed by a valiant display at Wembley versus England, a match they were definitely deserving of a point but yet, somewhat typically, they ended up losing by the odd goal – the latter typifies their whole campaign. Last month's 1-0 defeat to England was Wales' third 1-0 reverse of Euro 2012 Qualifying, after previously going down by the odd goal in Montenegro and at home to Bulgaria. So it isn't as though Wales have been played off the park in Group G, far from it, they were simply lacking a bit of thrust in the final third that Gareth Bale and Craig Bellamy have given them in recent qualifiers. The team was also severely deprived of self-belief and confidence, something Speed has clearly instilled during his short time at the helm. Judging by their September exploits against England and Montenegro, I would say the future is bright for Wales. To leave Wembley feeling disgruntled with a loss is a massive transformation from when they left Cardiff in the reverse meeting back in March feeling they should have lost by a far bigger margin than just the two goals. Now it's simple a case of sustaining the flow of momentum, which is why earning a result on Friday against decent opposition in the form of Switzerland is pivotal to Wales' future plans, with qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup less than a year away. Nullifying the Swiss won't be easy, mind. Managed by a coach whose tactical nous is almost unrivalled, especially at international level, Switzerland will arrive in Cardiff with one thing in mind: winning! Anything less and Ottmar Hitzfeld must pray that England take maximum points from their clash with Montenegro in Podgorica – and The Three Lions only need a point from that game in order to secure top spot. So it's all or nothing from the visitors, which should make for another highly entertaining encounter at the Liberty Stadium. I don't see the home side holding back, not with Gareth Bale and Craig Bellamy back to their menacing bests, while Switzerland cannot contemplate anything other than victory. Goals it is then, for both sides as well. Switzerland haven't been shy in front of goal – only England have scored more in the group than their tally of 10 from six qualifiers – and even slammed four past Wales in the reverse encounter in Basel, in June of last year. Wales will no doubt be seeking revenge for that humbling, and I wouldn't count against them exacting some as well in front of a decent-sized home following in Swansea. However, I do expect the visitors to edge this. Ottmar Hitzfeld is a wise cookie and his experience in management dwarfs that of Gary Speed's. The German also posses a deeper pool of talent to pick from, as well as more experienced pros. They also head into the game HAVING TO WIN! That doesn't necessarily mean they will, however their superior personnel should tell over the course of 90 minutes.   Betting Selections Switzerland to WIN @ 20/23 Boylesports Both Teams to Score @ EVENS Bet365

Switzerland V Iceland – Tip: Switzerland to WIN – Tuesday, 14 June 2011

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Switzerland V Iceland

Tuesday, 14 June - 17:00 (GMT)
UEFA Under-21 European Championship


- Switzerland took maximum points from their opening Group A encounter after beating hosts Denmark 1-0.

- Iceland prop up Group A following their 2-0 loss to Belarus, with a near certain exit to follow should they not avoid defeat on Tuesday.


The 2011 Under-21 European Championship in Denmark is well underway and I'm sure many of you, like myself, have been left a little underwhelmed after the first lot of group encounters.

Goals were few and far between - Spain were the only team of the eight competing in these finals to score a first half goal - while the football itself has hardly been a spectacle at times, with all four matches to date producing tight affairs.

However, one team who did excel first-time out was Switzerland, whom stunned the hosts, Denmark, to win 1-0 in Aalborg courtesy of Xherdan Shaqiri's superb solo effort. The Swiss had to be on their guard defensively, however, with goalkeeper Yann Sommer in particular having shone. But they weren't the most creative, managing just eight attempts the entire match, and if they are to reign supreme once again in Aalborg over an Iceland outfit who disappointed on their first outing against tournament underdogs Belarus, it will probably be by another tight margin.

It will be a 'do or bust' scenario for Iceland, though, when they take to the pitch for Tuesday's Group A encounter. Should they fail to collect their first points of the tournament and Belarus defeat Denmark later that evening, Eyjolfur Sverrisson's team will exit the competition with one game to spare.

Unfortunately, though, Iceland will be shorn of 22-year-old Aron Gunnarsson, whom plies his trade with Coventry City in the Championship, after the midfielder saw red against Belarus for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Just like the Swiss, Iceland also struggled to carve out openings, though against weaker opposition, it must be said, and may well find themselves banging their heads against another brick wall, a well-organised Swiss defence.

Another evenly-fought contest would appear the call judging by how both encountered difficulties in the creative department in their opening games. That said, there is little doubt as to which manager boasts the greater array of players, with four of Keld Bordinggaard's Switzerland squad having turned out for the senior team against England no less than two weeks ago, and in striker Shaqiri they have a genuine talent, a powerhouse of a forward with the potential to take the tournament by storm.

Betting Selection(s):

Switzerland to WIN @ 2.10 (11/10) Coral
Xherdan Shaqiri to Score @ 3.60 (13/5) PaddyPower