Ireland vs Switzerland prediction comes before this week’s Euro 2020 qualifiers matchup. This game will be played on Thursday, September 5th, at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. In this match preview, we will do our best to give you the betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two national teams.
Ireland vs Switzerland Betting Tips
Ireland are currently topping the group table with 10 points. But, they’ve played twice the number the games as the Swiss. They’re still far away from securing a spot in the EURO 2020, but they can get a step closer to achieving that goal with a good result on Thursday. However, beating Switzerland is not going to be easy. Actually, grabbing even a single point seems like a real challenge.
Ireland have played two games more than the Swiss, who are still the biggest favorites for finishing on the top of the table once the qualifiers are over. That’s not a big surprise knowing that this team is made up of some really talented players. This team beat Georgia in an away game before traveling to Denmark and playing 3:3 with the hosts. Their third away match in the qualification is the one taking place in Dublin, where the Swiss have last won in 2002. Of course, these two haven’t played too often lately, their latest clash happening in 2016. It was friendly, which the Irish won 1:0.
They won that game without allowing a single goal, which has been their style of play for a while now. Ireland’s strongest side is their defense. In the last 9 matches, they allowed a total of only 3 goals. Still, they did get hammered by Wales just before that. But, that match was not played in Ireland. At home, Ireland national team are a very tough nut to break. Switzerland, on the other hand, are great when it comes to attacking, especially when it comes to away matches.
The quality is obviously on the side of the winning team, even though the hosts are very good when defense is concerned. It will not be easy to score against them, but the Swiss will probably manage it. At least one or two times…
Our Ireland vs Switzerland prediction: Switzerland
Ireland vs Switzerland correct score prediction: 0:2
Ireland Form and Latest News
The last match they played was in June when they beat Gibraltar 2:0. That was their second win against this team in the EURO 2020 qualification; the first one finishing 1:0 in Gibraltar. They also beat Georgia and drew with Denmark. Saying that their form is good would be an overstatement, considering that they haven’t played against elite teams. But, no one can argue that they haven’t been playing well defensively. In those four games, they allowed only one goal.
Switzerland Form and Latest News
They played only two qualifiers so far, winning four points in total. And the reason why they haven’t yet played more games is that they took part in the final stages of the UEFA Nations League. Although they reached the final four, they lost first to Portugal, then to England in the third-place match. But, that’s all behind them; the Swiss are ready to get back in a winning form. They’re traveling to the Emerald Isle to get all three points.
Ireland vs Switzerland Predicted Lineups
Ireland predicted lineup: Randolph – Duffy, Keogh, Coleman, Stevens – Whelan, Hendrick, Hourihane, Brady, McClean – McGoldrick
Switzerland predicted lineup: Sommer – Akanji, Elvedi, Moubanje, Rodriguez – Xhaka, Freuler, Zakaria – Mehmedi, Embolo, Seferovic
Other Ireland vs Switzerland betting tips:
Under 2.5 Goals @1.52
BTS No @1.61