Swiss Fancied to Continue 100% Start against Denmark
Switzerland got off to the best possible start over the weekend, with a 2-0 away victory against Georgia and they are looking to follow that up on Tuesday night when they return home to host Denmark. The Swiss performed well at the World Cup, and since then they have won their Nations League to reach the finals in June, so there is little doubt about them heading in the right direction.
With this group containing Switzerland, there are only five teams involved, which means a rest day for each of them and that is what Denmark come here after. They did not play in the first round of games, but they did play a friendly against Kosovo last Thursday. Disappointingly for them that ended 2-2, which was a big surprise although it was far from a full strength Denmark team that took to the field, something that we will see here.
Two teams go through from this group into the Euro 2020 tournament next summer, and it looks as though three teams will battle it out between them for those two spots. Switzerland are the best of those, and should win the group if things go to form for them, which leaves Denmark and the Republic of Ireland to battle it out for the remaining spot. Based on what we saw from Denmark at the World Cup last summer, you would have to fancy them to get the better of the Republic of Ireland over the course of the group, although it is far from a certainty and they are going to have to play well to ensure they qualify.
Swiss Already Showing their Strength
The 2-0 victory for Switzerland against Georgia over the weekend does not stand out as being a big result and an impressive victory. However, for anyone who saw that game, they were impressive. They did not get out of first gear throughout the game, and if they wanted to they could have scored five or six.
They perhaps should have scored that many, and if there is one area where you would criticise them then it is their finishing. They had numerous chances and only ended the game with two goals. That was fine on this occasion, but it could, and probably should, have been five or six. When they come up against teams like Georgia they don’t really need to be at their very best in front of goal, but against a team who can limit their chances like Denmark, if they don’t get many chances they need to take advantage of them.
We saw in the World Cup that this is a decent team, and they enhanced their reputation in the Nations League for sure. They won their group to reach the final, and the group contained Belgium, who are one of the best teams in the world. This was a big achievement for Switzerland, and they will head into the finals in June looking to complete the achievement by winning the first ever Nations League trophy.
With England, Portugal and Holland standing in their way, this is far from an impossible task for them, or for either of the four teams actually, and they will all fancy their chances of winning it.
Switzerland vs Denmark Betting Tips
This game will be one that Switzerland will have targeted as one to win, with home advantage in their favour. If they can beat the two smaller teams and win both of their home games against Denmark and the Republic of Ireland, it is likely that will be enough to qualify from this group without points on the road against the two better teams they have to face.
Having said that, while Denmark may not be specifically targeting points from this one, they will know that even if they can sneak a draw from this one, that could be a vital point for their qualification hopes. The way this group is set out, anything they get from the two games against Switzerland will be a big boost to their chances of beating Republic of Ireland to that second spot.
I don’t think they will get anything from this one though, I have been impressed with Switzerland and I think they will win this game, along with winning this group to qualify for Euro 2020 next summer. I was surprised to see them at odds against when playing at home, and think this price is too good to ignore, so I will be backing Switzerland on Tuesday night to make it two out of two in their qualifying group.