Switzerland host Spain on matchday 3 of the UEFA Nations League 2022-23 at Stade de Genève in the wee hours of Friday, June 10. The match will kick-off at 12:15 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Spain manager Luis Enrique had made a host of changes to his starting XI against the Czech Republic, but regular starters like Pau Torres, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets are likely to return to the line-up against Switzerland.
The host team, on the other hand, will miss the services of veteran centre-back Fabian Schar after he was cautioned for the second time in as many games during his last outing.
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Switzerland vs Spain recent form
Switzerland and Spain are the only teams from League A Group 2 who are yet to win a match this season. While the former have lost each of their last two games, Spain have been held to a 1-1 draw by Portugal and a 2-2 draw by the Czech Republic.
Despite the back-back draws, Spain’s form has been brilliant as they haven’t lost a game since September 2021. Between September to the date of writing, Spain have won six of their eight matches.
Switzerland, on their part, are without a win since beating Bulgaria 4-0 in November 2021. Since then, they have lost three of their last four matches.
Switzerland: L, L, D, L, W
Spain: D, D, W, W, W
Switzerland vs Spain head to head
In a total of 23 meetings between the two, Spain have won a whopping 17 matches while Switzerland have come out on top only once. As many as five matches have been drawn.
Since the turn of the century, Switzerland and Spain have played five matches. During this time, Spain have won twice, Switzerland have won once while two games have been drawn.
Switzerland vs Spain prediction and football betting tips for UEFA Nations League 2022-23
Spain are expected to have a more familiar starting XI against Switzerland than they had against the Czechs which make them the outright favourites to beat Switzerland. And given Switzerland’s recent defensive record followed by Fabian Schar’s suspension, the home team will need more than just luck to hold Spain at least for a draw.
Spain are undeniably the better team on paper which is mostly why they are the odds on favourites too.
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