Our prediction for this match:
Spain will be aiming to build on a thrilling 6-1 win over Argentina when they take on Switzerland at Estadio de la Ceramica in what is expected to be a very interesting game. The Rossocrociati did well to beat La Roja at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. The Spaniards impressed in the qualifiers for the 2018 tournament and seeing that the Julen Lopetegui has a full squad to choose from, we predict the hosts will emerge triumphant in Sunday’s football game. Switzerland qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals as well and they will face the likes of Serbia, Brazil and Costa Rica in Group E. Vladimir Petkovic’s men are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Spain, but preventing the star-studded hosts from scoring is easier said than done. Atletico Madrid attacker Diego Costa is likely to lead the line for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (David de Gea):
David De Gea Quintana, born on 7th of November 1990 in Madrid is a Spanish football player which is currently playing for Manchester United. De Gea’s length is 192cm and is the goalkeeper for the national team of Spain as well.
De Gea started his career at Atletico Madrid B and after playing for Atletico Madrid for 2 seasons he got transferred to Manchester United for 20 million euro. David de Gea made his debut for the national team in June 2014.David de Gea won the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid in 2009/2010 and the Premier League with Manchester United in 2012/2013.
At the moment David de Gea can be considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and is involved many transfer rumours every transfer period. David de Gea played for more than 300 games on the highest level already.
Highlighted Team (Switzerland):
While missing the first ever World Cup, Switzerland played at next four, reaching the quarter-finals on three occasions, but they were unable to repeat the success in next six appearances. Nati reached the first knockout stage in 1994, 2006 and 2014, but they couldn’t make the next step.
When it comes to their European Championship appearances, the situation is even worse, as the team only qualified for the 1996, 2004 and 2016 finals, while they automatically qualified for the 2008 tournament together with co-hosts Austria. Switzerland national team of late have profited from the multicultural environment, as they appear to have closed the gap behind top European sides and also adopted a more adventurous style of play.
The new generation is probably the most talented yet, with players like Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Ricardo Rodriguez and Valon Behrami all held in high regard. Nati now have a unique chance to try and reach the closing stages of a major tournament as their key men are either at their peak or will be there in the next couple of years.