Battle to Avoid the Drop as Switzerland Meet Czech Republic in Nations League

    Switzerland vs Czech Republic - 27/09/2022

    Battle to Avoid the Drop as Switzerland Meet Czech Republic in Nations League
    26/09/22 2721

    The final round of fixtures in Nations League A Group 2 will be played on the 27th of September, including the meeting between Switzerland and Czech Republic.

    The match will be played at Kybunpark, St. Gallen and the hosts begin this game in 3rd place on 6 points while the visitors are bottom on 4 points.

    Switzerland come into the match on the back of an excellent 2-1 win in Spain. The Swiss opened the scoring in the 21st minute but the Spanish scored the equaliser 10 minutes into the second half.

    The home fans expected Spain to go on and win the match but Switzerland scored the winning goal just 3 minutes later.

    That was the second successive victory in the Nations League for Switzerland following the 1-0 home win over Portugal.

    The only goal of the game was scored in the first minute and the Swiss prevented the Portuguese from scoring to take maximum points. Having started this Nations League campaign with 3 straight defeats, Switzerland are back on track.

    Home form in the Nations League shows Switzerland are difficult to beat and they are undefeated in 6 of their 7 fixtures in the competition. They have won 4 of those 7 games, with the wins coming over Iceland, Belgium, Ukraine, and Portugal.

    Trends show there have been under 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Switzerland’s 5 most recent home Nations League matches.

    Czech Republic travel to St. Gallen having previously lost 4-0 at home to Portugal. The Portuguese opened the scoring in the 33rd minute and doubled their advantage on the stroke of half time. Portugal scored a third 7 minutes into the second half and added a fourth goal in the 82nd minute.

    That result means Czech Republic have lost each of their last 3 Nations League fixtures. In addition to the loss at home against Portugal, there have been defeats away to Portugal and Spain.

    The only win in the group to date for Czech Republic was at home against Switzerland and they picked up a point at home against Spain.

    Away form in the Nations League shows Czech Republic have lost 4 of their last 6 games in the competition. There have been under 2.5 goals in their last 3 away Nations League matches and Czech Republic have failed to score in those 3 games.

    Team news and Switzerland will be tempted to go with the same starting XI from the win in Spain. The only change could see Denis Zakaria come into the midfield.

    Czech Republic could make a few changes to the team that lost heavily to Portugal. Ondrej Kúdela, Petr Ševčík, Vaclav Černý, and Adam Vlkanova could all start.

    Switzerland have hit some form late in the group and could finish second with a win. There could be under 2.5 goals in this game and we expect the Swiss to come out on top, with one goal likely to be enough to make the difference.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 0
    1.65 3.60 5.75 no no no
    2 - 1(2 - 1)
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