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Switzerland v Belgium Prediction & Betting Tips, 18th November 2018

17th November 2018 / lee
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This is the A2 showdown in the Nations League and really it is advantage Belgium. The Red Devils have a three points advantage over the Swiss and only need to secure a point to guarantee top spot. Switzerland have to get a two-goal margin victory to get themselves through to the finals. But securing that against the current top-ranked side in the world isn’t going to be an easy thing.

Switzerland v Belgium Betting Odds*

Belgium 11/10
Draw 23/10
Switzerland 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 14th, 2018 at 11:56 p.m.)

Switzerland News and Form

The group victory is still there for Switzerland to have a run at. In order to win the group, they have to beat Belgium on Sunday. But it’s not that simple. They need either a 1-0 or a 2-1 victory to pull off the group win because of the head to head. Or they can simply win by a two-goal margin and that will do the job for them. Of course, beating Belgium is not an easy thing to pull off and the Swiss suffered a 2-1 reverse in Belgium earlier in the group. In their other group action, they took back to back wins over Iceland. Switzerland have scored nine goals in their three group games. Switzerland can’t be relegated so having nothing to lose. Over 2.5 goals is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 16th, 2018 at 4:29 pm).

The Swiss have picked up a record of W2 L4 in their last six games, surprisingly losing 1-0 against Qatar in a friendly on Wednesday. That leaves them with only the one clean sheet in their last five games, a 6-0 nations League home win over Iceland. Both teams to score is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 16th, 2018 at 4:29 pm). Since the March international break, Switzerland have scored in all but two of their fixtures and Haris Seferovic has scored in two of their three Nations League games. Can they throw enough at the visiting Red Devils to pull off what would be a shock win and move through to the semi-finals next year?

Switzerland v Belgium Head to Head

The two previous meetings have both ended in a 2-1 win for Belgium
The first was a 2016 friendly
The second was the Nations League encounter in early October

Belgium News and Form

Belgium produced a comfortable home win over Iceland on Thursday night to make it three wins from three from them in their Nations League group. Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku sat out the game because of injury and he looks to be a doubt for this one as well. Lukaku scored four goals in Belgium’s first two Nations League games. Michy Batshuayi scored a brace to beat Iceland in midweek and is at 13/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on November 16th, 2018 at 4:29 pm). Belgium are W4 D1 in their last five games and in that run of fixtures have produced at least two goals.

A Belgium 2-1 correct score is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 16th, 2018 at 4:29 pm). There is a trend there as the two previous meetings between them have both gone to Belgium by a 2-1 scoreline. Since a loss against Spain in September 2016, Belgium have suffered just the one defeat, which was against France in the World Cup semi-finals this summer. They have scored seven unanswered goals in their last two away games. They have come up with seven goals in their three nations League matches, conceding just one. Belgium to win & both teams to score is at 7/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 16th, 2018 at 4:29 pm). They won’t be at full strength but will still be so hard to beat.

Who will win – Switzerland v Belgium Predictions

Switzerland have nothing to lose which is always a nice situation to be in. However, we cannot see them having enough to get the win that they need. Belgium are just so composed and so talented that we can only predict that the Red Devils are going to shut the door in the face of the Swiss by beating them. Away win.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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