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Switzerland to beat Japan to nil 6/4 in Fridays international friendly

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 7 Jun 2018

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Competition: International friendly

Market: Switzerland to win to nil

Odds: 6/4 @ Bet365

With only two weeks before this summers World Cup Finals get underway, on Friday evening Switzerland will welcome Japan to St. Jakob-Park.

For Vladimir Petković’s side, despite only losing one match in their qualifying campaign, Switzerland were forced to go through the playoffs to book their spot in Russia later the month. Beating Northern Ireland 1-0 over two legs, The Reds have now been placed in a group with Brazil, Croatia and Serbia, Petković’s side will be quietly confident about stealing second spot. Coming off the back of 1-1 draw with 2010 World Cup champions Spain, Switzerland have continued their stellar recent record that has seen them only lose one of their last 16, a run stemming back to June 2016. Even more impressive, the hosts have now kept five clean sheets in their last six.

As for Akira Nishino’s Japan side, while Japan cruised to World Cup qualification in some style by comfortably topping their qualification group, The Samurai Blue could not have endured a worse build up to this summers finals. Coming off the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Ghana, Japan have now lost three of their last four and the visitors have now conceded nine goals in their last four appearances. Electing for basically all of their preparations to take place in Japan, this will be the first time since August 2017 that they have traveled away from home. Sadly for Japan, they have failed to win any of their last four on the road, including back to back defeats to Belgium and Suadi Arabia.

Bet: Switzerland to beat Japan to nil in Fridays international friendly 6/4 @ Bet365>>

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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