Switzerland vs Qatar

Switzerland vs Qatar 2018 International Friendly football match Betting Tips, Match Switzerland vs Qatar Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h), Team News and Analysis 2018 International Friendlies Switzerland vs Qatar Switzerland will be hoping to get their preparations for the UEFA Nations League Matchday 6 in order when they play Qatar at Stadio

Switzerland and Qatar will face each other in an International friendly at the Stade de Cornaredo in Lugano. The hosts have an good home record and are expected to have too much quality for the Asians.

Switzerland

The Swiss are coming off a 2-1 victory away at Iceland in a UEFA Nations League fixture back in October. They took a two-goal lead through Haris Seferovic and Michael Lang and were able to hold on for the win despite conceding late in the second half.

Vladimir Petkovic’s team have a crucial UNL clash against Belgium to come and will look to build some confidence ahead of the visit of the Belgians. They are unbeaten in their last seven matches at home having claimed six wins in that run.

Petkovic has retained most of the players who featured for Switzerland during the last international break in October. Premier League duo of Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri are both included in the squad while the likes of Seferovic, Denis Zakaria and Steven Zuber will hope to continue their recent good form.

Vladimir Petkovic
Switzerland boss Vladimir Petkovic will expect a comfortable win for his team as they prepare for difficult match with Belgium (Getty Images)

Qatar

Al-Annabi suffered a 2-0 defeat away at Uzbekistan in their previous international friendly back in October. They kept the hosts at bay for much of the contest but were eventually breached twice following some late pressure.

Qatar have been in good form in their recent outings having claimed three wins in their last five matches. They have however been poor travelers lately with five defeats in their last seven fixtures away from home.

Striker Almoez Ali is expected to continue to lead the line for Qatar having scored four goals in as many matches for Felix Sanchez Bas’ team. The 22-year-old will be supported by Hassan Al Heidos and Karim Boudiaf.

Head-to-Head

This will be the first ever meeting between Switzerland and Qatar.

Match-Up

Switzerland have good quality in attack with Seferovic, Shaqiri and Zuber. The pace, movement and technique should prove too much for the Qatari backline.

The hosts are also quite formidable at the back, the duo of Akanji and Fabian Schar will be confident of shutting out the visitors who have a poor away record.

Shaqiri
Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to translate his recent good form Switzerland (Getty Images)

Key Statistics

Switzerland have won 6 of their last 7 home matches (All Competitions).
Switzerland have kept clean sheets in 6 of their last 7 home matches (All Competitions).
Qatar have lost 5 of their last 7 away matches (All Competitions).
Qatar have failed to score in 5 of their last 9 away matches (All Competitions).
Verdict

Switzerland have been formidable in recent matches and are expected to have too much for Qatar on Wednesday. They should secure the win in this one and are also likely to keep a clean sheet.

 

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