- Venue: Stade de Geneve
- Tuesday: October 15th, 19:45
- Referee : Simon Marciniak
This could probably be the key game for both Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland for their EURO 2020 adventure. And this primarily refers to the Swiss team. If they lose here, chances to find themselves at the final tournament will severely decrease. The Irish team is still unbeaten, and if they continue that trend here, they will make a gigantic step towards securing one of the top two places in Group D.
Right now, the Swiss side has one game fewer than both Ireland and Denmark. But they have 8 points, while their opponents sit at 12. That is why it is important to defeat the rival from the Emerald Island. The loss in Denmark was a massive blow for this team, particularly as they had several chances to beat Schmeichel and to make their situation a lot easier. However, Poulsen’s late goal created headaches for Switzerland’s fans. Counting UEFA Nations League, this was their third loss in the latest five games, and during that streak, Vladimir Petkovic’s guys have just one victory, and that is against Gibraltar. Three of the previous five games saw both teams not to score and under 2.5 goals. However, 7 of their total 10 goals in the qualifiers came at home, and this crew is much more dangerous when playing at its own soil.
Ireland has three wins, and three draws so far. The latest game against Georgia on the road saw them coming back home with just one point, and that was marked as a massive failure. With those two points, they would have a huge advantage over their rivals in this group, and the EURO would be just one step away. Now, they have to stay unbeaten in either Switzerland or at home against Denmark to be sure that they reach the final tournament. And we all remember how they lost to the Danish side in the World Cup playoffs. Mick McCarthy’s team plays tough, fierce, and above all, dull football. You won’t see many chances when Ireland appears on the court. Their attack is not very efficient, and this unit relies upon set-pieces and counter-attacks. Once their rival plays the same, the games often end 0-0 as the one in Georgia. In the previous 10 matches McCarthy’s guys played, nine saw under 2.5 scores. Also, they are undefeated in 9 straight contests.
|05.09.19||Ireland 1:1 Switzerland||EUR|
Switzerland will look to bounce back quickly after a loss in Denmark, and coach Petkovic will probably use the same lineup as he doesn’t have anything to say to his team after Schmeichel’s fantastic night in Kopenhagen.
Be sure that McCarthy isn’t going to change anything, either.
The importance of this match is enormous. That is why both of the coaches will have to be careful when coming into the contest. Both Petkovic and McCarthy will wait for the opponent’s mistake in the opening 45 minutes. Nobody would like to concede some goal, which would later complicate things on the field, and that is why we propose a draw at the halftime. If you have an option to play 0:0 correct result, go for it, but this is a bit safer. William Hill has set the odds at 19/20 for this pick.
As you all saw from the above-written paragraphs, goals are rare when these teams play, especially Ireland. But what is also important is that their head to head games throughout history have the same characteristic. That is why we propose to bet on under 2.5 scores, and simply go along with the tradition. For this betting tip, Unibet’s offer at 8/13 is the best one.
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