Competition: World Cup
Market: Switzerland win
Odds: 17/10 @ Bet 365
Switzerland and Sweden head into their round of 16 clash knowing that they both have a golden chance to reach a World Cup final.
For Janne Andersson Sweden side, although few expected The Yellows to make much of a statement in Group F, The Sweds secured a 3-0 win in their final group matchup against Mexico that catapulted them to top of the group, ahead of the likes of Germany and Mexico. However, while The Yellows will fancy their chances of causing a seismic upset this summer, The Swedes have never won back-to-back World Cup games (excluding penalty shoot-outs) outside of their own country and we believe they will struggle when up against a Switzerland side enjoying a fine run of form.
As for Switzerland, although they may have finished two points adrift of pre-tournament favorites Brazil in Group E, The Reds are currently enjoying an eye-catching run of form and Vladimir Petkovic’s side have only lost one of their last 25 games (W17, D7). That was a 2-0 loss to Portugal in a World Cup qualifier in October 2017. While they may have not recorded a single goal in the knockout stages since 1958, when they reached the final, Stoke winger Xherdan Shaqiri scored the winner against Serbia a fortnight ago and is certainly one man to watch on Tuesday. This will also be the first time that the two nations have met in a major tournament.
Bet: Switzerland to beat Sweden in Tuesdays World Cup last 16 matchup 17/10 @ Bet 365
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