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.
Sweden v Switzerland – click here to bet
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.
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