Switzerland v France Betting
2014 World Cup - Group E
20th June - KO: 8pm BST -
An all European tie takes place at Salvador on June 20 as Ottmar Hitzfeld's Switzerland take on Didier Deschamps' France in what could be a defining match in who finishes top of Group E and the winner could potentially book their place in the second round of the 2014 World Cup and gain confidence from a positive result. Both teams got off to a winning start on Sunday with France comfortably beating Honduras 3-0 whilst Switzerland came from a goal down to beat Ecuador 2-1.
Switzerland comfortably qualified through their fairly straightforward group as seven wins and three draws saw them progess unbeaten and they showed when beating subsequent World Cup winners Spain 1-0 in the 2010 qualifying stages that on their day they can be a tough side to break down at the highest level.
On the contrary, France were forced to come through the play-off system having finished second to the aforementioned Spain in their qualifying group, but a 3-2 aggregate success over Ukraine booked their place in Brazil and they will hope they can recapture their winning mentality and look to emulate their World Cup success of 1998 with a win against the Swiss in this intriguing clash.
France have been installed as the favourites with the bookmakers for this clash.
|Friday 20th June|
|8.00pm||France v Switzerland||Betting Preview||Odds|
|Tips:||Karim Benzema to score first @ 4/1|
|France to win by one goal @ 12/5|
|France to win to nil @ 21/10|
Switzerland v France Odds
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Head to Head
Last Six Meetings:
- World Cup 2006: 13th June 2006 - France 0 - 0 Switzerland
- World Cup Qualifier 2006: 8th October 2005 - Switzerland 1 - 1 France
- World Cup Qualifier 2006: 26th March 2005 - France 0 - 0 Switzerland
- Euro 2004: 21st June 2004 - Switzerland 1 - 3 France
- Friendly International: 20th August 2003 - Switzerland 0 - 2 France
- Friendly International: 27th May 1992 - Switzerland 2 - 1 France
Gökhan Inler - One of the star players of the Swiss side, Gökhan Inler is a central midfielder who currently plays for Napoli in Serie A and is one of the integral members of the engine room for Ottmar Hitzfeld's side and will be one to watch in this clash.
Mathieu Valbuena - The Marseille play-maker has the skills to unlock defences and he could well be called upon here against what is usually a well organised Swiss outfit.
Switzerland have won 70.00%, drawn 0% and lost 30.00% of their last 10 games.
Switzerland have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 10 games, going on to win 7 and draw 0 of these matches.
Switzerland have failed to score in 3 of their last 10 games.
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