Spain v Switzerland Result
World Cup 2010 - Group H
Wednesday 16th June
Moses Mabhida Stadium
|Spain||0 - 1||Switzerland|
|Yellow Cards||Benaglio 90|
Andres Iniesta (P Pedrito 77)
Xavier Hernandez Xavi
Sergio Busquets (F Torres 61)
David Jimenez Silva (J Navas 62)
Philippe Senderos (S von Bergen 36)
Tranquillo Barnetta (M Eggimann 90)
Eren Derdiyok (H Yakin 79)
Spain finally get their chance to enter the tournament when they take on Switzerland in group H, the Spanish are one of the strong fancies to go close in the World Cup and they are looking for their first win in the tournament. The Spanish are of course the winners of Euro 2008 when they played some brilliant football, if they repeat that form then they will go very close in South Africa. They have class throughout the team and a strong squad which is sure to have the Swiss worried when they meet at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Spain cruised through qualification which was no surprise and at this stage certainly look the strongest team from Europe to head to South Africa with every chance of going all the way.
The Swiss are an improving side under former Bayern Munich Manager Ottmar Hitzfeld and they also qualified well, they will be difficult to beat and will be no pushovers despite being the clear underdogs.
Spain are the red hot favourites to take the three points here and looking at the squads it is hard to disagree with the bookmakers. The Spanish are the big odds-on favourites to win the match while the Swiss are given nest to no chance of claiming the win to upset the odds. The best the Swiss can hope for is a draw which also looks unlikely but they will be hoping they can catch the Spanish cold in their first game of the tournament.
Paddy Power are refunding all losing first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets on this match if the final score is 0-0
Match Day Squads/Key Players
Vicente Del Bosque is blessed with one of the best squads in world football and will be hoping he can squeeze all his top players into the starting line-up when they play Switzerland. Spain will be looking towards the likes of Fernando Torres, David Villa, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas to lead them to victory and it will be important that they all remain fit and on form. We will be watching the Spanish camp very closely in the build up to this one so any news on injuries or suspensions will be made available to punters.
Switzerland are themselves no mugs as they showed in qualification and they have built their success on a strong defence and being difficult to break down. They have some experienced players like Alexander Frei and Hakin Yakin who will need to be fit and we will be following the Swiss camp very closely to keep across the latest team news for the match.
Live Score and Result
The match will be played during the working day meaning their will be thousands of punters who will be wanting to keep an eye on the score, the World Cup Live Score service will be following the match as it happens so all the developments will be available. Any change in the score will be updated throughout the 90 minutes so being at work does not mean that you are cut off from the 2010 World Cup.
These two have never meet in International football before so there are no trends to study, the Spanish are the clear favourites to claim the win and if they play anywhere near their best then they should have too much. The final result will also be posted at the final whistle including the goalscorers and all the major incidents.
Spain have won 90.00%, drawn 10.00% and lost 0% of their last 10 games.
Spain have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 10 games, going on to win 9 and draw 1 of these matches.
Spain have failed to score in 0 of their last 10 games.
Switzerland have won 90.00%, drawn 0% and lost 10.00% of their last 10 games.
Switzerland have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 10 games, going on to win 9 and draw 0 of these matches.
Switzerland have failed to score in 1 of their last 10 games.