Switzerland vs Ecuador by iSpree
The first match in Group E. The 2nd match of this group will be tonight France vs. Honduras.
Most of the experts are expecting that France will win this group, but the 2nd place could be a battle beetwenn the Europeans and the South Americans. I see a little advante for Equador here, because this is a real home game for them.
4-2-3-1, i think this formation will be played with Benaglio in the goal, Rodriguez, Schär, Djourou and Lichtsteiner in the defense, Xhaka and Inler as defense midfielders, Stocker, Mehmedi, Shaqiri the offensive midfielder with his wingers and Drmic as striker. This team has much more quality in here as they had in 2010. They failed to get into the next stage in South Africa, but this year they want to do i better. Shaqiri was handled with one of the best talented players of the world, but at his club Bayern Munich he doesnt get much playing time. I think this situation can be compared with the one from Pogba. Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United had very good expections from the young French, but Pogba didnt get playing time in the PBL, so he wanted to leave and signed for Juventus. There he got playing time and now he almost has a starting position in every game for the Italien team. Also in the national team he is very important. Shaqiri can show now how talented he is, but i dont think, that i will be that strong, how so many people are saying he is. He is very fast and skilly and that will be the only things where Switzerland can profit, because their usually playing style is the counter-attack. Furthermore the Coach Othmar Hitzfeld has good tactics.
The will play the classic 4-4-2 i think: Dominiquez - Paredes-Erazo-Guagua-Ayovi - A. Valencia-Castillo-Noboa-Montero - E. Valencia-Caicedo.
The best player of them is Antonio Valencia i think. He is always hot to score goals for his national team. He is (very!!) fast, so i fits in to squad of Equador to play counter attack, he can dribble and he can "shoot a hammer"! He isnt a striker, but a good winger and a good shooter, his shoots are mostly on target and very fast and hard to save for goalskeepers.
Euqador are playing as team. There are no loner like in the Brazil team, Neymar, Hulk, .. Maybe the dont have the best players, but this team plays as a team, how it hould be. Yesterday Costa Rica did this, they had nothing to loose and gave their best as a team and managed to win this sensational win against Uruquay. Furthermore Equador has a bit advantage because of the fans. Many people expected no home fans at the Colombia match, but there where more than 2/3 fans of them in the stadium who cheered on them, so they could win. Moreover Equador will have extra motivation in here because 1 year ago their teeammate Cristian Benitez. They want to win this so much, they will play for their dead teammate, who would have loved to play in world cup. The will give their best here as a team!
As reason that there where many sensations here in the first matches at the World Cup, where Holland won against Spain, Costa Rica against Uruquay, Croatia nearly took a point (because of the lucky no-penalty of Brazil) ..., Equador has a chance here.
Valencia is always hot to score, Equador will play as a team, like Costa Rica did, they will play for their dead teammate so they have extra motivation, the home advantage, the many sensations and Outsider-wins. There are so many points here, why Equador should win this. I feel a win here for the South Americans! I wont go for AH 0.0 or something, because there werent any draws until now. I must try this with this odds, i dont think they are fair to this team. Also nearly all matches were over 2.5 goals so i will go for it too (Mexico could have resulted 3-0).
7 stake: Equador win - 3,45 Pinnacle
3 stake: over 2,5 goals - 2,32 Unibet
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|Equador win||Pinnacle||3.45||8||2-1 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.