Switzerland vs Iceland (By: Frantik)
Switzerland, despite the quite expected exit from the group with Costa Rica and Serbia, could not overcome the round of 1/8 finals of the main event of the fourth anniversary, sensationally losing to Sweden, which made noise in the quarterfinals, almost knocking England out of the draw.
In General, the Swiss are experiencing their best football times in the last 30 years. When Petkovic team lost only 2 games-Portugal in the selection for the world Cup and Sweden at the world Cup. "Red" resisted even against Brazil in the world Cup. Thanks to this draw, the Swiss got to Sweden in 1/8.
In each line, Petkovich wards have established stars of world football. At the gates — Bürki and Sommer, which are in the leading roles in the Bundesliga, the defenders Lichtsteiner, Djourou, Rodriguez and younger in Dortmund Akanji be the main holder of the team in the midfield shine, Shaqiri, Behrami and Xhaka, but the attacking power is provided by an experienced Seferović and young, Embolo.
About the generation of Iceland and can not talk. Not only that, almost a quarter of the team is now playing in Russia, so also the team for the first time in the history of two international tournaments in a row. The "Vikings" updated specialist. The team was headed by Eric Hamren, who has yet to prove his worth with one of the most dedicated teams in the world.
The Swiss look a clear favorite of the match not only in pre-match hands, but also in the composition. The main team of "red-white" is hard to predict because of the diversity of players in each of the lines. Thanks to their wingers Petkovic can play in the current standard of football, the 4-3-3 formation and in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-2-1-3.
"Vikings" is more balanced in terms of protective schemes. Quality defense at times more than the players attack. The situation is aggravated by the fact that Alfred Finnbogason, who has long been the main striker, was not called by the new head coach. Due to its diversity, experience and predictability of the victory should be won by the team of Petkovic.
Switzerland vs Iceland prediction
|Switzerland||Bet365||1.61||8||5-0 WON (+4.88 units)|