Wales, in Group A of Euro 2020, will kick off their Euros campaign facing another Group A team Switzerland. Having given football updates on the latter team too, we now more on to Euro 2020 predictions – Wales vs Switzerland.
Wales begin their Euro 2020 campaign with a match against Switzerland in Baku on Saturday.
This match took place five years after their magical journey to the European Championship semi-finals.
Now, this time around, both teams hope to advance to the pan-European competition’s first knockout phase.
Although, they will have a tough time doing so because Group A is undoubtedly the most competitive of the bunch.
- For each warm-up game, Wales alternated between a back three and a back four, but they may favor three here.
- Harry Wilson has recently played as a central striker for Wales with Gareth Bale and Dan James on either side. So, that might continue here.
- For Wales, Rhys Norrington-Davies may get the nod rather than Neco Williams at left wing-back.
- Meanwhile, Danny Ward and Wayne Hennessey are battling it out in goal.
- Ethan Ampadu of Chelsea has been a regular for Wales, frequently more than for his club. But he may not be selected here. Instead, Joe Morrell or Joe Allen are more likely to start in central midfield alongside Aaron Ramsey.
Wales possible starting lineup: Ward; Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Allen, Ampadu, Williams; Bale, Wilson, James
- Either Denis Zakaria or Remo Freuler may play in midfield alongside Granit Xhaka because Switzerland prefers playing with two strikers.
- Also, Breel Embolo, Admir Mehmedi, and Mario Gavranovic are vying for the starting position. In one of their warm-up games, the latter scored a hat-trick against Liechtenstein.
- Finally, on Saturday, Switzerland have the option of playing Ricardo Rodriguez at left wing-back or as a third center-back.
Switzerland possible starting lineup: Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Schar; Mbabu, Xhaka, Freuler, Rodriguez; Shaqiri; Gavranovic, Seferovic
Euro 2020 Predictions – Wales vs Switzerland
- Wales set a high standard for themselves when they reached the European Championship’s semi-finals for the first time in 2016.
- This year, they will have to work incredibly hard to repeat their success.
- They may even fail to move out of a tough group that includes Italy, Turkey, and Saturday’s opponents Switzerland.
- Meanwhile, in one of its four European Championships, Switzerland has only ever progressed past the group stage, at Euro 2016. So, while they aren’t particularly exciting, they do have a capable squad.
- More hope comes from their being on a six-game winning streak. They have drawn twice with Spain and once with Germany prior to Saturday’s match.
Wales is a difficult team to beat in competitive matches. Further, they have a strong record of keeping clean sheets, after they kept three of their last four opponents scoreless.
Switzerland, meanwhile, can beat any team and comes into this match on a six-match winning streak.
All in all, Group A could be dominated by ties, with Turkey in a position similar to Wales and Switzerland.
So, finally, we can see this match in Baku ending all square.