The stage is all set for the highly anticipated quarterfinal match between England and Switzerland. With tons of stars, England reached the quarterfinal, but the Three Lions did not meet the expectations.

Only one win and two draws made England the Champions of Group C. However, England successfully defeated Slovakia in the round of 16 to qualify for the quarterfinal.

Switzerland, on the other hand, have been a surprising team in this competition. They nearly defeated Germany in their final group-round match, but Fullkrug’s late goal secured a draw for the host. However, Switzerland were brilliant against the defending champions, Italy, in the round of 16. They smashed the Azzurri with 2 goals to eliminate and reached the quarterfinal.

The Swiss boss Murat Yakin is confident about beating England tonight. He said, “We were able to compete with Germany and beat Italy, so why shouldn’t we now have what it takes to beat England?” 

Stats & Facts

  • England and Switzerland faced off against each other in three games in major tournaments, where Switzerland failed to win any of them. England won two matches, and the remaining one ended in a 1-1 tie.
  • England are unbeaten in their last 13 meetings with the Swiss across all competitions. Additionally, they lost only one of their 24 matches against Switzerland.
  • England have played four major tournaments under Gareth Southgate. However, the Three Lions have reached at least the quarterfinals in all of those four tournaments under Southgate.
  • It is Switzerland’s second quarterfinal in the European Championship. In fact, they will be playing only the fifth quarterfinal in their history.
  • Switzerland have lost only one of their last 14 games in the Euro.

Team News

England defender Marc Guehi got a yellow card in the round of 16 against Slovakia. As a result, he must serve a one-game ban tonight against Switzerland.

Gareth Southgate is likely to call Aston Villa’s defender Ezri Konsa to replace Guehi. However, Man United’s left-back Luke Shaw has returned to training since the knockout stage began. But since he has not played a single minute for the last five months, it is unlike that Shaw will start tonight against Switzerland.

As for the Swiss, Granit Xhaka had an adductor injury but should be fine to play from the start tonight. Additionally, Silvan Widmer is available again after his one-game suspension.

Possible Lineup for England:

Pickford; Walker, Konsa, Stones; Trippier, Bellingham, Rice, Foden, Saka; Kane, Toney

Possible Lineup for Switzerland:

Sommer; Schar, Rodriguez, Akanji; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Aebischer; Ndoye, Vargas; Embolo

Prediction: England 1-2 Switzerland

Despite having plenty of star players, England are struggling in the Euro 2024. They have only won two of their four games so far. England could have been eliminated from the round of 16, but the goals from Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham in the dying moment saved the Three Lions against Slovakia.

Switzerland, on the other hand, are hugely motivated following their win against Italy and draw against Germany. Chances are high that Switzerland beat England to reach the semifinal.

Betfair Odds

England: 2.27

Draw: 2.90

Switzerland: 3.94

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