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Switzerland vs Spain Predictions, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Spaniards Seeking First Win in Nations League

Stade de Geneve will be the site of Thursday’s Nations League game between Switzerland and visiting Spain, the sides with zero wins in their UNL group. Our sportsbook offers the best betting markets and props for European soccer competitions.

Let’s check the latest Soccer news, stats, injury reports, and UEFA Nations League odds for Switzerland vs Spain. We’ve plenty of soccer predictions for you to consider.

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Switzerland: Strong on Home Soil

The hosts have lost their opening two UNL fixtures to Portugal and the Czech Republic and they are now favorites to get relegated for the first time to League B. Murat Yakin’s troops unsurprisingly sit rock bottom in League A Group 2 and must still welcome Portugal after hosting Spain on Thursday. They are winless in their previous four games across all competitions, losing three times in the process.

Last year was a good one for Switzerland as they secured automatic promotion to the World Cup in Qatar, finishing top of their qualifying group ahead of Italy and also making it to the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 before losing on penalties.

They do clearly have an issue when facing the world’s best teams, failing to beat a country in FIFA’s top 10 since 2018. That period includes defeats to Germany, England and, on Monday night, Portugal. Switzerland can at least boast an eye-catching 11-game unbeaten run on home soil before the visit of Spain, but it has been over three years since their last official victory in the Nations League.

Center-back Fabian Schar was booked for the second time in two Nations League matches and is suspended for Thursday’s clash, which is hardly ideal after Nico Elvedi and Manuel Akanji both missed out against Portugal. Breel Embolo, Noah Okafor and Remo Freuler are expected to start against Spain after being left on the bench in the 4-0 defeat on the road to Portugal. Despite their solid home record across all competitions, it’s risky to back Switzerland on Thursday so we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.

Spain: Shaky at the back

Spain have been unable to impose their authority on their Nations League group, dropping four points in their opening two fixtures. Ferran Torres came on at halftime in the 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic on Sunday and will be eyeing up another start and a chance to improve on his goal-scoring record.

Luis Enrique’s side is still chasing their first victory and is not exactly in peak form. Spain has now seen both teams net in five of their last eight, as well as six of their last eight away from home, but they have also suffered just one defeat in 10 outings.

Indeed, they are one of the best European teams on the road with the 2-1 defeat to Sweden last year being their only loss in regular time since 2020. Enrique’s team dominated in Prague, but the home side still scored two goals. Of course, Spain were without a few regular players and the Spaniard coach is expected to rotate against Switzerland too.

Barcelona’s superstar Ansu Fati may not play this month due to his ongoing fitness concerns. Pau Torres, Cesar Azpilicueta and Jordi Alba should all return to the backline for the visitors while Alvaro Morata and Torres are expected to lead the attacking line. Aymeric Laporte is recovering from an injury at the moment and has been ruled out of the encounter. David de Gea has not been selected and will not feature in the game. Alvaro Morata scored against Portugal one week ago so if you’re betting online and you love your props, he is the player to watch.

Switzerland vs Spain Head-to-Head

The Spaniards are placed seventh in the world by FIFA rankings while counterparts for the day are placed 14th in the list. The two teams had locked horns in the quarterfinal of the recently concluded Euro 2020, when Luis Enrique’s men progressed to the semis via penalties. The last three head-to-heads between the two sides produced goals on both ends. Switzerland have won only one of their previous 23 mutual encounters between the two sides across all competitions.

Switzerland vs Spain Game Information

  • Game: Switzerland (0-0-2) vs Spain (0-2-0)
  • Location: Stade de Geneve (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Day/Time: Thursday, 2:45 p.m. ET
  • Switzerland vs Spain Live Stream: fubo.tv

Switzerland vs Spain Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Total Team Total
Switzerland +½ -120 +315 2½  -105o ½  -180o

½  +150u

Spain -½ -110 -110 2½  -125u 1½  Evo

1½  -130u

Draw +255

Switzerland vs Spain Predictions

The visitors enter this clash as favorites at -110 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.

A victory would be ideal for both sides but Switzerland face severe weaknesses at the back as they are missing their best defensive players. Their intensity level is not at the correct standards and they always have problems against the top teams in the world.

On the other side, Spain will definitely improve with Enrique ready to use his best starting lineup on Thursday. It was a long season for all the players and this competition is not exactly well taken by the teams. That’s why we might have some upsets, some difficulties, and even mismatches, but Spain will surely take advantage of Switzerland’s defensive issues and score at least twice.

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