Matt Pitt | Mon 02/07/2018 - 15:45 EDT

Sweden vs Switzerland Odds, Preview And Prediction

Sweden vs Switzerland Odds, Preview And Prediction

Sweden vs Switzerland World Cup Odds

My Team's Next MatchSweden

Sweden take on Switzerland at the Saint Petersburg Stadium at 17:00 local time on Tuesday 3rd July in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16.

Both Sweden and Switzerland qualified for the 2018 World Cup via the playoffs yet here they are vying for a place in the quarter-finals in Russia. Whoever progresses from this fixture will take on the winner of England versus Colombia, which plays on later on July 3rd.

Sweden vs Switzerland Prediction

Switzerland to win in 90 minutes (+170) Bet Now

Switzerland are unbeaten in their last nine games an can extend that run to 10 when they take on Sweden in the Round of 16. The Swiss are not known for their prolific goal scoring prowess but their forwards must be relishing playing against a Swedish side that allowed their opponents in the three group games to have a total of 43 shots against them.

It should be a close encounter, yet Switzerland should come out on top simply because they have a couple of players who have the ability to produce a moment of magic, and that is often the difference in these type of games.

Sweden vs Switzerland Key Bites

  • Midfielder Sebastian Larsson is suspended for Swede for this game
  • Fabian Schar and Stephan Lichtsteiner will be missing in the Switzerland defence through suspension
  • This will be the first time Sweden and Switzerland have faced each other in a major tournament
  • This will be the 50th World Cup match Sweden has played. Only Mexico have played more games without winning the trophy
  • Switzerland have only lost one of their last 25 games

Rank Bonus SIGN UP BONUS Review Visit Site

Sweden vs Switzerland Betting Trends


  • Sweden have only progressed past the Round of 16 twice, the last time being in 1994
  • Neither Emil Forsberg or Marcus Berg have scored at this tournament despite having 21 of Sweden's 37 shots between them
  • Sweden have never won back-to-back World Cup games
  • The Swedes only completed 72.8 percent of their passes in the group stage, ony Iceland and Iran were worse
  • Sweden have only won twice in their last nine matches


  • The Swiss have not scored a goal in the knockout stages of the World Cup since 1954
  • Switzerland have won 17 and drawn seven of their last 25 games. The only loss was against Portugal in October 2017
  • Xherdan Shaqiri is the only Swiss player to score in a major tournaments knockout stages since 1954. He scored against Poland in the Round of 16 at Euro 2016
  • Switzerland have not kept a clean sheet for three consecutive games despite keeping seven in their previous 10 games
  • Switzerland have won 11 of the 29 meetings between these two side, with Sweden winning 10. None of the meetings have been at a major tournament.

Sweden vs Switzerland World Cup Preview

Sweden have enjoyed a rollercoaster of a World Cup so far. First, they beat a resolute South Korea side before losing 2-1 to Germany in the dying moments of the game thanks to a world class free kick from Toni Kroos. They then turned on the style, in the second half at least, to smash Mexico 3-0 and secure their place in the knockout stages.

Sweden's main strength is their physicality. All of their players, regardless of where they play on the field, are strong, quick and a real handful. The Swede can be deadly at set pieces such as free kicks and corners and will likely have a height advantage over Switzerland.

The Swedes, while well organized, seem to allow the opposition plenty of chances. They allowed 43 shots at their goal during the group stages and were fortunate not to be punished more tha they were. 

Sweden also has a lack of attacking options against teams with solid defenses. Two of their goals so fa have come from the penalty spot, one was an own goal and only one is from open play. Switzerland have a superb defense so expect the Swedes to potentially draw a blank here.

Results / FixturesSweden

Switzerland last rogressed past the Round of 16 in 1954 when they were the host nation of the World Cup. Now they have the perfect opportunity to make it into the quarter-finals where they would fancy their chances against either England or Colombia, whoever may face them.

The Swiss are notoriously difficult to beat, as is eveident by them only losing once in their past 25 games. Their defense is usually rock solid with seven clean sheets in 10 games before the World Cup. However, they have conceded five goals in their three group games, which unlike them.

Like Sweden, Switzerland are a physical team with many strong and tall players. In Xherdan Shaqiri they have a playmaker who can turn the game on its head in an instant so Sweden will have to prevent him from receiving any time on the ball.

The only worry for Switzerland is that they lack an out and out goalscorer who strikes fear into the hearts of defenders. This may mean Switzerland have to rely on shots from outside of the box, of which they will get plenty of chances to do.

Results / FixturesWorld Cup

Category : Betting Picks

Tag : FIFA World Cup , Soccer

More articles...
Betting Picks - 16/05/19
2019 Preakness Stakes: It's Anybody's Race 
After the weirdest and wildest finish in Kentucky Derby history, one fact is certain - there will not be a Triple Crown winner in 2019. Country House, winner of the Derby following the disqualification of Maximum Security, won’t be racing in the May 18 Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown. It will be the first time in 23 years that the Derby winner did not race in the Preakness.
Betting Picks - 06/05/19
UFC 237: A Brazilian Flavor To The Main Events 
Brazil will be the setting for UFC 237, as they take their show to Jeunesse Arena in Rio do Janeiro. Naturally, the main event bouts will feature prominent Brazilian fighters, including the legendary Anderson Silva, who holds the record for the longest reign as world champ in a UFC weight class. Jessica Andrade will challenge for the women's world strawweight belt and three-time UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is also on the card.
Betting Picks - 03/05/19
Kentucky Derby 2019: Baffert Seeks To Tie Record 
March has its madness and April is all about the dawning of the baseball season, but May is reserved for the Run for the Roses, the Kentucky Derby. Contested on the first Saturday in May, the one and a quarter mile race at Churchill Downs has been held every year since 1875 and is the first leg of thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown. A record 170,513 attended the Derby in 2015.
Betting Picks - 15/04/19
NHL Playoffs: Upsets In The Making 
The Columbus Blue Jackets have never won a Stanley Cup series in franchise history. The New York Islanders have one playoff series win since 1993. Yet both of these teams are on the brink of advancing to the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Blue Jackets lead the Presidents' Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0, and the Isles are up 3-0 on the Pittsburgh Penguins.