Sweden vs Switzerland Today’s Soccer Prediction
Germany was not the first giant to be overthrown by the Swedes. In the European qualifiers, the team had eliminated the Netherlands in the group stage and Italy, who, like the Germans, collected four world titles in the playoffs.He did this without counting on his biggest player. Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced his retirement from the squad following his failure in the first phase of Euro 2016. After Sweden’s World Cup qualification he tried to clear his way back to the team, but technical officials did not want the athlete to return.
Thus, the Swedes base their game on a defensive system with four athletes who are protected by three fliers. They seek to steal the ball to provide against attacks that target, most of the time, the fast attacker Toivonen. It is not something innovative or even brilliant, but the tactical stance has been enough so far.
The squad for Sweden for the World Cup in Russia were:
Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen (Copenhagen-DIN), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea-GAL) and Karl-Johan Johnsson (Guingamp-FRA);
Defenders: Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar-RUS), Victor Lindelof (Manchester United-ING), Mikael Lustig (Celtic-ESC), Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen- ALE), Pontus Jansson ITA), Filip Helander (Bologna-ITA) and Martin Olsson (Swansea-GAL);
Socks: Sebastian Larsson (Hull City-ING), Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders-USA), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg-ALE), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig-ALE), Viktor Claesson (Krasnodar- FRA), Marcus Rohden (Crotone-ITA) and Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa-ITA);
Attackers: Marcus Berg (Al Ain-UAE), John Guidetti (Alavés-ESP), Isaac Kiese-Thelin (Waslan Beeveren-BEL) and Ola Toivonen (Toulouse-FRA).
The Swiss did not bring down big favorites along the way. On the contrary, in the qualifiers they failed to overcome Portugal and only got their place in the recap. At the World Cup in Russia, they settled for second place in Group E, which had Brazil as champion, drawing 2-2 with Costa Rica in the third and final match of the first phase.
In comparison with the Swedes, they even have a more offensive style of acting. Although they are extremely dependent on midfielder and striker Xherdan Shaqiri, who was virtually released from his appointments with the marking to try to make plays for the attackers and especially risk their kicks from outside the area.
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The Swiss squad for the World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach-ALE), Roman Burki (Borussia Dortmund-ALE) and Yvon Mvogo (RB Leipzig-ALE);
Defenders: Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus-ITA), Michael Lang (Basel-SUI), Ricardo Rodriguez (Milan-ITA), François Moubandje (Toulouse-FRA), Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund- ALE), Johan Djourou , Fabian Schär (La Coruna-ESP) and Nico Elvedi (Borussia Mönchengladbach-ALE);
Socks: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal-ING), Valon Behrami (Udinese-ITA), Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna-ITA), Remo Freuler (Atalanta-ITA), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Mönchengladbach- ALE) and Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht Frankfurt-ALE );
Attackers: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City-ING), Steven Zuber (Hoffenheim-ALE), Breel Embolo (Schalke 04-ALE), Haris Seferovic (Benfica-POR), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb- CRO) and Josip Drmic (Borussia Mönchengladbach -ALE).
Soccer Prediction of the Day Sweden vs Switzerland
There is technical balance between the selections. Although the tactical approach is slightly different, the two teams are more likely to opt for a more conservative stance in Tuesday’s showdown for the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Thus, the guess in the time tie appears as a good option.
Prediction Today: A tie