Switzerland vs United States of America.
In the entire 8-match history of the confrontation, the U.S. national team players could beat the Swiss only once. Will Gregg Berhalter's team be able to improve that statistic in the upcoming game? Our prediction: the Crusaders will win comfortably again!
Switzerland current form
The Swiss team is approaching the final stage of preparation for Euro 2020 in a great mood. Vladimir Petkovic's charges began their World Cup-2022 qualification with two victories over Bulgaria and Lithuania - 3-1 and 1-0, which allows them to count on getting to the next major tournament. Moreover, after that the Crusaders also defeated Finland 3-2 in a friendly game, a victory which was especially pleasing. It is obvious that the Red-Whites are in a good shape now, so they have all chances to fight for the exit from the group at the continental championship.
USA current form
Team USA played its last official match on Nov. 20, 2019, when they defeated Cuba, 4-0, in qualifying for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, making it to the final round of the tournament. That doesn't mean the Stars and Stripes didn't play again. On the contrary, they played seven friendly matches, in which they only once played to a 0-0 draw against the Welsh, and won six times by a combined score of 26-4, but the level of their opponents was not the highest. At the same time, the merits of the Americans should not be diminished, as they have now grown a great generation, which is capable of achieving serious results.
Expert Betting Tips
The U.S. team historically plays hard against Switzerland, having won only one victory in the entire 8-match history of the confrontation. It is not necessary to count on the «star-spangled» success now, as the «crusaders» are in excellent shape, and the backbone of the American squad for this game had to overcome not the easiest way, so problems with acclimatization are inevitable. As a result, we are forced to bet on the victory of the U.S. team at odds of about 4.80.
The Swiss and U.S. teams are extremely low-scoring. Just imagine: The opponents have played eight head-to-head encounters in which they have scored only 15 goals against each other (1.88 goals per game average), and only once have the bookmaker's margin of victory (13%) been surpassed. Now both teams are preparing for their major tournaments, so they are hardly ready to show their best soccer in attack while defending is always easier. On this basis, the optimal option for the forecast seems to be Both Teams To Score at odds close to 1.73.
As a rule, friendly matches between teams from different continents are not the most spectacular. There is nothing fundamental between these opponents to prove anything to each other, and a heavy flight for one of the opponents is an important factor. That is why you should not expect the opponents to start the confrontation briskly, but gradually they will get into the game and goal moments will begin to appear. In such a situation, it is worth looking at a bet on the fact that they will Draw at odds of about 3.80.