Sweden v Switzerland, World Cup 2018, Last 16 Preview

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Sweden and Switzerland meet in a last 16 clash on Tuesday at the Saint Petersburg Stadium and we take a look at the game from a betting angle.

Sweden and Switzerland are both considered outsiders for the World Cup with Switzerland on offer at 33/1 and Sweden at 40/1.  At the time of writing the market is headed by Brazil at 7/2 and France who have already booked their quarter-final spot also at 7/2, Croatia has had their price halved from 12/1 to 11/2 and Belgium are 6/1 with England 11/2 with all other teams in double figures – click here for outright betting markets.

 

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Sweden topped Group F ahead of Mexico with reigning World Champions, Germany bowing out as they failed to make the last 16.  Sweden opened up with a 1-0 win over the Republic of Korea and they then lost 2-1 to Germany before beating Mexico 3-0 in their final match.

Switzerland were runners-up to Brazil in Group E with two draws and a win.  The big result for them came in their opening game when they drew 1-1 with Brazil and they then beat Serbia 2-1 and drew 2-2 with Costa Rica.

These sides haven’t met in an International since 2002 when they drew a friendly 1-1.

 

Betting

Sweden 41/20

Draw 19/10

Switzerland 33/20

 

Suggested bet:  The draw at 19/10.

This looks like a very evenly matched contest and I don’t think there is much at all between the sides.  It could well be a low scoring encounter as suggested by the fact that under 2.5 goals is trading at 4/10 and I think the value here lies in betting on yet another game to go to extra time.

 

Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change 

 

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