Switzerland, a team who has impressed in Brazil, had a shaky start to their EURO 2016 qualification when they lost with 0-2 to England. Against Slovenia, Switzerland looks for the first points that will allow them to keep the pace with England going for their second win in a row against San Marino. The hosts are going into the match after losing four matches in a row without being able to score at least a goal. Switzerland is in the same situation, but for two matches, as in Brazil they lost to Argentina with 1-0 in extra-time.
Slovenia will be without Stevanovic who serves a suspension from the match against Estonia, but will rely on Inter’s Handanovic to stop the goals. Valter Birsa and Andraz Kirm are the midfielders in charge of making Stevanovic’s absence not really felt to the team, and they will also rely on home support to deliver a good result. They might be ok with a point, but the visitors will do everything in their power to walk away with three points. Slovenia’s defensive line might end up being fairly the same as against Estonia with Brecko, Cesar and Samardzic making it difficult for the Swiss to open the score early in the match.
Switzerland is tipped to field more or less the same formation as against England, with Bayern Munich’s Shaqiri in prime position to score even as he struggles with form at his club. Lichtsteiner is another name the tipsters remember after the match against England, even if his team lost, his defensive work adds to people backing up Switzerland to win outright against Slovenia. The visitor’s attacking line consists of names like: Mehmedi, Drmic and Frey all with good odds to score.
Both teams might start focusing more on defense, which would point you towards an over/under betting market with odds of value to you. Under 1.5 goals has 2.60 odds, over 2.5 goals at 2.50 and both teams to score has 2.23 odds. Slovenia with an Asian Handicap of +1 has 1,23 odds, Switzerland with a -1 at 4.25 and a goal line of over 2.50 has 2.50 odds. An outright Slovenia win has 2.90 odds, a draw 3.20 and we’re betting 8 units on an outright Switzerland win at 2.45 with 888sport.