On Sunday 5 September, Switzerland will host Italy for the 2022 World Cup qualifier. The Group C meeting, which will be held in Basel.
The national team of Switzerland is ranked second in the standings Group C, having to his credit 6 points.
The Red Crusaders beat Bulgaria (3: 1) and Lithuania (1: 0) in two games played, so so far they have no losses.
At the recent Euro 2020, the Swiss reached the quarterfinals, where they lost to Spain in a penalty shootout (1: 1, 1: 3 – on penalties).
After the European Championship, long-term coach Vladimir Petkovich left the national team, and his place was taken by Murat Yakin , under whose leadership the team beat Greece on September 1 (2: 1) in a friendly match.
Sherdan Shaqiri , Brel Embolo, Mario Gavranovic, Loris Benito, Kevin Mbabu and Eray Kumart are in the hospital for the Swiss national team.
The national team of Italy is leading the tournament Group C table, scored 10 points in four rounds played.
Squadra Azzurra beat Northern Ireland (2: 0), Bulgaria (2: 0) and Lithuania (2: 0), but the day before at home they parted with the Bulgarians (1: 1), losing points for the first time.
The good news is that Roberto Mancini’s charges have repeated the world record for the longest streak without a defeat – 35 matches.
Recall that the Italian national team became the winner of the last European Championship, defeating England in the final (1: 1, 3: 2 – on penalties).
Among the injured Italians are Andrea Belotti , Manuel Lazzari and Alex Meret.
Forecast and rate
In the upcoming match, download 1xbet app give priority to the guests: the victory of the Italian national team – 1.98 , the victory of the Swiss national team – 4.10 , a draw – 3.30.
It’s hard to bet against the Azzurra squadra, who hasn’t lost in 35 matches, but the Red Crusaders shouldn’t be underestimated either.
Yes, they lost 0-3 to Italy in the Euro 2020 group stage, but this was their first failure since November 2020.
After that, at the European Championship, Switzerland passed France, and Spain lost only on penalties. Considering the vulnerability of the Italians on the defensive, our forecast and the rate – “both teams will score” for 1.93.
An alternative option is “the total of the first half is more than 1”. This bet is also accepted with odds of 1.93.