Switzerland vs Spain: Euro Cup 2020 Match Preview, Team News, Dream 11 Prediction

Spain vs Switzerland, the Euro 2020 group stage match preview, team news, Dream11 team prediction of the quarter-final.

Shreya Ghosh
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On 2nd July 2021, the first quarter-final of UEFA Euro 2020 is taking place between Switzerland vs Spain. The exciting match will be hosted at Krestovsky Stadium and this is going to be the opponents first meeting at the Euro championship. At such a major tournament, they will be facing each other for the fourth time after the 2010 World Cup.

Spain vs Switzerland: Recent form of both teams:

Spain was quite sloppy in their group matches but lately, they have found their full mode. After Croatia's defeat to Spain, this side was praised worldwide. Certainly, they are not the favorites to win the tournament with the inexperienced squad but they are working hard to put a decent play lately.

Spain's recent form in all competitions: W-D-D-W-W

Switzerland turned out to be very much unpredictable this time. After a late equalizer and Mbappe's penalty miss, they secured the quarter-final berth. They are certainly the most unpredictable underdogs in the tournament. They are one of the fan-favorite teams for putting some decent fight against the big European teams.

Switzerland's recent form in all competitions: W-D-L-W-D

Spain vs Switzerland: team news, head to head record and Probable starting xi


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Luis Enrique is expected to name the starting xi similar to that of Monday which defeated Croatia, with Ferran Torres and Sarabia substituted later to join with Morata in the Final Third of the match. The lineup is expected to be similar to the one which defeated Croatia, but Thiago Alcantara is expected to start for Spain for the quarter-finals. He's expected to replace Pedri. Also, Jordi Alba might return to the team he was not a part of the squad in the win against Croatia.

Spain's possible starting lineup:

Unai Simón; Azpilicueta, Eric García, Laporte, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Sarabia, Morata, Ferran Torres

Luis Enrique, Spain coach stated, "It's going to be a very complicated match. As a group, for how they attack and defend, they are a very good team and I predict a very difficult game for us ... I expect very similar tactics from what Mr. Petković used against us in the Nations League. They are opponents that don't gamble on throwing everything at you, that know exactly what they are doing. They attack and defend well, they play really well as a team and they make matches difficult for their opponent."


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Granit Xhaka will be missing the match as he is suspended because of the yellow card in the match against France. It is expected that he will be replaced by Denis Zakaria. Also, Seferovic might join Breel Emboli with Xherdan Shaqiri to support from behind.

Switzerland's possible starting lineup:

Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodríguez; Widmer, Freuler, Zakaria, Zuber; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferović

Vladimir Petković, Switzerland coach stated, "The next step is always the most important. We want to make it to the next round, even if we're facing one of the favorites in Spain. We need to show our hunger on the pitch and I'm confident they will. We will miss a player like Xhaka a lot but what I want to see against Spain is that everyone gives a little more, not just to replace him but also to beat Spain. We want to progress, with all the respect for the opponent. Xhaka will take a different role but everyone in the squad will support and help the team."

Head to head:

When it comes to dominance, Spain has clearly shown it to Switzerland many times. Since 1925 both the teams faced each other 22 times and Spain clearly dominated Switzerland by winning 16 times. Switzerland had the luck to win against Spain only 1-time and the rest 5 matches were drawn.

Spain vs Switzerland:  Dream11 Fantasy football team and predictions

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