Switzerland vs Germany Preview: Die Mannschaft’s Reserve Will Fight Against Red Crosses

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
21 June 2024, 16:50

Switzerland vs Germany

Switzerland and Germany are set to face off in their final Group A match of Euro 2024 at the Waldstadion in Frankfurt. Germany, the tournament hosts, have already secured their place in the knockout stages after an impressive start to their campaign. Switzerland, on the other hand, are in a strong position but not yet guaranteed to advance. Despite being the outsider according to Switzerland vs Germany odds, Switzerland did not lose to one of the main powers in European football even once in history, having 2 wins and 3 draws. The most recent encounters between the two happened in 2020 in the framework of the Nations League, and both times the draw was recorded (1-1, 3-3).

Switzerland Team News

Switzerland began their Euro 2024 journey with a convincing 3-1 victory over Hungary. However, they faced a tougher challenge in their second match against Scotland, which ended in a 1-1 draw. The Swiss team showed resilience in that game, coming back from an early deficit to secure a valuable point. Xherdan Shaqiri, who scored a superb equaliser against Scotland, will likely be a key player to watch in the upcoming match as well. Other notable players include Granit Xhaka, Breel Embolo, and goalkeeper Yann Sommer. However, defender Fabian Schar may be a concern after breaking his nose early in the Scotland match but playing through the pain. Murat Yakin is unlikely to rotate his squad as the Swiss quest for playoffs is not over yet, despite the formidable position among the teams.

Germany Team News

Germany have been in formidable form, winning both of their opening matches. They started their campaign with a resounding 5-1 victory over Scotland, setting a record for the biggest opening-night win in European Championship history. The hosts followed this with another strong performance, securing their place in the knockout stages with a win against Hungary (2-0). Julian Nagelsmann side has shown impressive depth and talent across the field, with Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala showing why their are on the radar of the most European top clubs. With qualification secured, Nagelsmann may opt to rotate his squad for this final group game, potentially giving opportunities to other squad members while keeping key players fresh for the knockout stages, which will be taken into account by the Switzerland vs Germany prediction. Thus, we may see Niclas Fullkrug, Leroy Sane, and Emre Can from the first minutes, who will be eager to prove that they can start in the playoff matches as well.

Switzerland vs Germany Prediction

Germany to Score In The First Half

Die Mannschaft has already scored 4 goals in 2 first halves, showcasing the brilliant start of their matches. The final match of the group stage can become another occasion where the team will brilliantly set off the first forty five minutes to save strength in the second half. Given the tight schedule of the tournament and the demanding season for most of the team’s players, the physical conditions are the most important at the current tournament. Thus, we can expect another bright start from Die Mannschaft. This outcome can be picked up at 1.72 at MrPlay.

Both Teams to Score

Germany is yet to concede from their opponents, as the only goal scored in their net came from Antonio Rudiger. In the upcoming match, the potential reshuffles of defensive and midfielder lines will allow more room for manoeuvre for Swiss players, while Germany’s bench attackers are likely to become a dream for every manager. This Switzerland vs Germany tip comes at 1.76 at MrPlay.

Total Yellow Cards Under 3.5

The upcoming match has little tournament motivation for the hosts and it is likely that we will see quite a leisured display from Germany, while Switzerland, despite having more motivation, is not the team to speed up the course of the match. During the first two matches, Die Mannschaft got only 4 yellow cards (2 in each game), with exactly the same display in terms of cards was shown by Switzerland (2 yellow cards in each game). There is no need for each team to engage in heated battles, as most likely it is the two of them who will reach the playoffs. This option comes at 1.50 at MrPlay.

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