After winning an eight-goal thriller against Croatia in the round of 16, Spain face a stern test against Switzerland with a semifinal spot up for grabs.
La Roja started the campaign slowly, recording two straight draws. But, eventually, Luis Enrique’s side stepped up, scoring 10 goals in the span of two games.
Switzerland also started the campaign slowly but performed well enough to sneak into the knockout stages as one of the best third placed teams. Against France, the Red Crosses showed great determination, eventually besting the 2018 World Cup winners on penalties.
The two teams will battle it out on Friday at the Krestovsky stadium on Friday.
Spain to book semifinal place
Spain started the campaign slowly but have come into their own as the days came by. After game, one, many thought scoring goals will be a problem for Luis Enrique’s side. Three games later, the narrative has changed dramatically, with Spain netting 11 goals during that period.
Switzerland showed real character against tournament favorites France in the round of 16 but it could be the end of the road for them.
Granit Xhaka and co have gained admirers along the way. However, the might of Spain may be too much for them to handle.
Spain are favorites to win the game, with their odds priced at 1.69 by Betway. Switzerland, in comparison, have their odds pinned at 5.12. A draw has been priced at 3.68.
Spain predicted XI: Simon, Gaya, Laporte, Garcia, Azpilicueta, Pedri, Busquets, Koke, Sarabia, Morata, Torres
Switzerland predicted XI: Sommer, Rodriguez, Akanji, Elvedi, Zuber, Xhaka, Freuler, Widmer, Shaqiri, Seferovic, Embolo
Switzerland v Spain head-to-head
14th November 2020: Switzerland 1-1 Spain (UEFA Nations League)
10th October 2020: Spain 1-0 Switzerland (UEFA Nations League)
3rd June 2018: Spain 1-1 Switzerland (International Friendly)
16th June 2010: Spain 0-1 Switzerland (FIFA World Cup)
2nd July 1994: Spain 3-0 Switzerland (FIFA World Cup)
Spain will go into this tie with some confidence. La Roja have won two of their last five meetings with Switzerland.
Overall, they have lost just one game to the Red Crosses in 22 meetings whilst winning 16.
How to follow the tournament in Ghana
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Enjoy selected live matches televised on Joy Prime (English) and Adom TV (Akan). You can also watch games in high definition on the HD+ Decoder, where Joy Prime HD is channel 102 and Adom TV HD is channel 103.
On radio, get live commentary of this match in English (Joy 99.7 FM, Luv 99.5 FM and/or Hitz 103.9 FM) or in Akan (Adom 106.3 FM, Nhyira 104.5 FM, and Asempa 94.7 FM).
You can also get all the above programs (radio and TV) streaming on the media section of this website.
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