Monday, November 20, 2017

Switzerland 2/5 to beat Northern Ireland in Sunday’s World Cup playoff

Competition: World Cup playoff

Market: Switzerland to beat Northern Ireland

Odds: 2/5 @ Bet365

The current World Cup qualifying campaign enters its final round of games as every side is desperate to take their place at the showpiece event next summer. Therefore, every team will be going all out in their matches with just 90 minutes standing between them and their World Cup dream. With this in mind, Northern Ireland travel to Switzerland looking to overturn a one-goal deficit.

Switzerland were outstanding in their qualifying campaign as they battled Portugal head on for top spot. Despite the fact they finished second, it was a superb 10 games for them, as they won nine times and lost just once. They were consigned to a playoff by virtue of their inferior goal difference, but they were a side that every team in the playoffs wanted to avoid. Against Ireland, in the first-leg, they were very good as they dominated the ball and kept their hosts out all game. They scored a huge away goal in the second-half which gives them a massive advantage in this game, and they will be looking to press home their lead at the weekend.

For Northern Ireland, their trip to Switzerland will be a very tough one. The Irish managed to make it out of a tough group as runners-up to a German side that took 30 points from a possible 30. Northern Ireland won six times and drew once as they collected 19 points, but they counted for little as Switzerland dominated them in the first-leg. The fact that they are trailing by a goal makes this a very difficult second-leg for them, and with this in mind, we are backing Switzerland to win the game with odds of 2/5 from Bet365.

Bet: Switzerland to beat Northern Ireland in Sundays World Cup playoff: 2/5 @ Bet365>>

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Benjamin Darvill


Ben is an English and creative writing graduate that is now working his way up in the world of sports journalism. Having been writing for the last four years, Ben has written for a number of websites specialising in sport, with football a particular passion. He is a long-suffering England fan and eternal optimist when it comes to the Three Lions.

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