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Switzerland vs Spain Odds & Prediction – UEFA Nations League Matchday 3 (Jun 9)

Gary Gowers

by Gary Gowers in Soccer

Jun 8, 2022 · 2:00 PM PDT

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Spain's Ferran Torres leaves at the end of the UEFA Nations League final soccer match between France and Spain at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
  • It’s Switzerland vs Spain on Thursday, June 9 in round 3 of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League.
  • Both teams are still looking for their first win in Group A2.
  • We preview the game, look at Switzerland vs Spain odds, and offer some picks below.

It is Switzerland vs Spain in Geneva on Matchday 3 of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League on Thursday, June 9 at 2:45 pm ET.

The Swiss have made a disappointing start to the new Nations League with two defeats in two games, including a crushing 4-0 defeat away in Portugal at the weekend, while Spain too has made a slow start with just two draws so far.

We preview Switzerland vs Spain and offer below some analysis and picks for this UEFA Nations League clash.

Switzerland vs Spain Odds

Matchup Moneyline
Switzerland +305
Spain -110
Draw +245

Odds as of  June 7 at Caesars Sportsbook.

The bookmakers predict Spain’s extra class will give them the edge in this game and have them pitched as -110 odds on favorites, which comes with a 52.38% implied probability of a win. Switzerland’s poor run of current form is reflected in their odds of +305 for the win which comes with an implied win probability of 24.69%.

The draw also offers a decent return at +245, with an implied probability of 28.99%.

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Over/Under and Spread

Caesars has pitched ‘over 2.5 goals’ pitched in plus money at a better than double-your-money +105, while under 2.5 is available at -135. For those who like to gamble on it turning into a goal-fest, +280 for over 3.5 goals is tempting.

If you’re new to this sport and want to know how to bet on soccer then our page offers help on how to bet on this game and other Nations League games.

Switzerland vs Spain Prediction

Two defeats in two games have been far from an ideal start to Switzerland’s Nations League campaign, with the 4-0 defeat in Portugal at the weekend being particularly damaging.  Even at this relatively early stage, the Swiss face an uphill struggle to avoid finishing bottom and being relegated from Group A.

The heavy defeat in Lisbon by a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Portugal followed on from an equally disappointing 2-1 defeat on Matchday 1 by the Czech Republic, which made it three defeats and a draw in their last four matches for Murat Yakin’s side.

Good Home Form for Switzerland

On a more positive note, Switzerland comes into this game off the back of an impressive 11-game unbeaten run on their home patch but on the flip side their last win in the Nations League was back in November 2020, when they were awarded a walkover against Ukraine who was unable to field a team due to a COVID-19 outbreak in their camp.

Switzerland vs Spain Head-to-Head Stats

Switzerland
VS
Spain
1-3-2 Nations League record 2020-21 4-2-2
9 / 8 Goals for / Goals against 16 / 6
Third (in qualifying Group A4) Finishing position Runners-up (in competition)
14th Current FIFA world ranking 7th
D-W-L-D-L-L Form guide (all competitions) W-W-W-W-D-D

Slow Start for Enrique’s Spaniards

While Spain’s start to this Nations League group has been underwhelming by their high standards, they still remain unbeaten after drawing with Portugal (h) and the Czech Republic (a).

Against the Portuguese, they were on course for the win until conceding an 82nd-minute equalizer, but in Prague they had to rely on a 90th-minute leveler themselves from Iñigo Martínez in order to return home with a point.

Spain Unbeaten in Six

Despite their slow start to this particular campaign, Luis Enrique’s men are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions, and not since October 2020 have they failed to score a goal in an away game.

These two have met 23 times, with Spain holding the upper hand with no less than 17 wins and Switzerland managing just five  The last time they met – last July in the quarterfinal of the European Championships – the game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes but Spain progressed to the semifinals after a 3-1 win in a penalty shootout.

Switzerland vs Spain Team Lineups and Injuries

Switzerland Projected Lineup: Sommer, Mbabu, Frei, Comert, Rodriguez, Xhaka, Freuler, Steffen, Shaqiri, Okafor, Seferovic.

Switzerland Injuries: Elvedi, Akanji.

Spain Projected Lineup: Simon, Azpilicueta, Torres, Garcia, Alba, Llorente, Busquets, Gavi, Asensio, de Tomas, Torres.

Spain Injuries: Fati.

Switzerland vs Spain Picks

Despite being without a Nations League win, Spain’s form has been good and that first victory is not far away. Against a Swiss side that is struggling it looks highly likely it will arrive on Thursday, albeit the Swiss’s home advantage and good home form will ensure this is closer than the odds suggest.

But it would take a courageous bettor to ignore the Spain win here, with a two-goal cushion offering excellent value.

Pick: Spain to win (-110) / Spain to win 2-0 (+750) 

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