Match Preview: England 2-1 Switzerland Predictions and Betting Tips 26.03.2022
England – Switzerland Predictions & Tips For Today, Match 26, 2022.
League: FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL
Match: 18:30 England – Switzerland
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!
England – Switzerland Match Preview
- Both England (FIFA rank: #5) and Switzerland (FIFA rank: #14) topped their World Cup Qualifying groups this time around – perhaps the former less unexpectedly than the latter – so can look forward to travelling to Qatar later this year and in the meantime, use this period to fine tune their preparations. England last lost when going down to Italy in the final of Euro 2020, going on a seven-match unbeaten run since (W5, D2), and scoring an average of 4.29 goals per game during that sequence!
- With Crystal Palace defensive pair Marc Guéhi and Tyrick Mitchell as well as Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters potential first caps for the hosts, manager Gareth Southgate will hope they can slot into a defence that now hasn’t conceded 2+ goals at Wembley since September 2018. The ‘Three Lions’ have also never lost a previous H2H clash in England (W7, D4).
- A confident Switzerland side will have genuine hopes of securing a first H2H win anywhere since 1981 though, as they too remain unbeaten across seven matches following their final Euro 2020 match (W4, D3), including two impressive draws against Italy. In the five games within that sequence that featured scoring, they also netted first so they’ll be seeking another quick start at this famous venue.
- There were no goals before the 30th minute in any of their last four H2Hs in England though (D1, L3), and that has often led to hard-fought contests, including England’s win on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the 2019 UEFA Nations League third-place play-off in their previous meeting – although that was at a neutral venue.
- Players to watch: England’s Raheem Sterling has six goal contributions (G5, A1) across his last six club appearances, three of those goals coming after the 55th minute, while Noah Okafor, who opened Switzerland’s scoring in their last international, scored and assisted in the first half for Salzburg last weekend.
- Hot stat: Switzerland haven’t conceded a second-half goal in eight straight internationals (W4, D3, L1).