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Sweden vs. Switzerland: Which One Will Advance?

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
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After a wild and unpredictable weekend of World Cup betting, we are ready to dive into the next round of thrilling matchups. Up next on the radar is Tuesday’s Sweden vs. Switzerland matchup which is shaping up to be a real nail-biter. Neither side has been all that dominant at the World Cup but will be looking to hang on past one another. Let’s check on the sports wagering lines to see what kind of matchup we can prepare for.

2018 World Cup – Sweden vs. Switzerland – Tuesday, July 3rd

When: 10:00 am ET

Where: St. Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg, Russia

TV: Fox Sports 1

Stream: Fox Sports Go

World Cup Betting Odds:

Sweden PK (+108)    2 (-124)           +216

Switzerland PK (-123)          2 (+109)          +175

Sweden/Switzerland Draw +196

Sweden                    

The Swedish opened up their 2018 World Cup play by delivering a 1-0 triumph over Korea. Afterwards, Sweden was outmatched by the 2014 champions in their second matchup of the tournament. Ultimately, Sweden fell short against Germany by the score of 2-1. All was not lost for Sweden however as they bounced back with a triumphant, and extremely surprising, 3-0 manhandling of Mexico in their final group stage matchup. That Mexican beatdown allowed Sweden to advance to the eliminatory stage where they now look to beat up on a sister country. The World Cup betting odds are slightly siding against Sweden, which is a bit surprising. Nevertheless, Sweden will be vying to deliver another decisive beating at the 2018 World Cup.

Players to Watch: Andreas Granqvist (Helsingborgs IF), Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), and Ola Toivonen (Toulouse).

Switzerland

Switzerland narrowly avoided elimination at the group stage. In fact, their survival is due more to Costa Rica and Serbia’s failures rather than any actual achievements from Switzerland. Their first matchup ended in a draw, which turned out to be very helpful, especially since it was against Brazil. Afterwards, Switzerland defeated Serbia 2-1. But their last matchup ended in a 2-2 draw against a Costa Rica side that looked rather weak at this year’s tournament. So, coming off a draw, will Switzerland have enough momentum to topple Tuesday’s opponent? The odds seem to think so, but it’s far from clear.

Players to Watch: Xherdan Shaquiri (Stoke City), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), and Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna).  

Sweden vs. Switzerland || World Cup Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Sweden is 2-1-3 SU in their last 5 games
  • Sweden has scored 5 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Swedish have allowed 2 goals in their last 5 games
  • Switzerland is 2-0-3 SU in their last 5 games
  • Switzerland has scored 8 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Swiss have allowed 5 goals in their last 5 games
Sweden vs. Switzerland || World Cup Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet World Cup online take in this Sweden vs. Switzerland World Cup pairing? This one is a bit off a tossup. However, judging by their performance so far in the tournament, it might be better to stick with Sweden here. They’ve shown brilliance at times and the odds on their side are more favorable. Sign up today to make your World Cup group stage prediction!

Score Prediction: 1-0 Sweden.

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