Value soccer betting tips for Ireland vs Switzerland
Ireland face Switzerland in the 5th round of EC Qualification. The match will be played on Thursday, September 5 from 7:45 pm UK at Aviva Stadium.
The hosts from Ireland are the leader in the 10-point standings after playing 4 matches since the start of qualifying. In their first clash, they scored a 1-0 victory with Gibraltar away as J. Hendrick scored. In their next game, they hosted once again winning 1-0 in the Dublin lineup of Georgia with the goal made by C. Hourihane.
In the third round, they failed to win their away visit to Denmark and finished with a 1-1 goal as P. Højbjerg led the home side but S. Duffy brought the point to M. McCarthy’s team. Their fourth group match was again against Gibraltar, who won 2-0 this time.
Switzerland are third in the 4-point standings but have only played 2 matches so far because of their participation in the UEFA Nations League finals, where they lost to Portugal by 3-1 their first match and then lost to England after executing penalties in the clash for 3rd place.
So far, V. Petković’s team has won 2:0 away to Georgia and in their only household so far St. Jakob-Park made a spectacular draw 3:3 against Denmark as the home side led by 3-0 but after goals by M. Jørgensen in 84th, C. Gytkjær in 88th and H. Dalsgaard in 93th came to the point. None of the Swiss squad has scored more than 1 goal in 2019, with S. Zuber, G. Xhaka, R. Freuler, D. Zakaria and B. Embolo so far.
The two national teams played a control match in 2016 which was at Aviva Stadium in Dublin and Ireland won 1-0 after C. Clark’s goal in the second minute. Switzerland are favorites to win the match, but I think Ireland’s tough squad will do their best not to lose the clash ahead of their fans and maintain their leadership position in the group.
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