Will Ireland be a power home? Read our full betting tips below!
Already in the run-up to the European Championship qualifiers in 2020, there were voices that in Group D assumed a fairly high degree of homogeneity of the individual teams. However, this is by no means the football dwarf from Gibraltar, but certainly Denmark, Ireland and Switzerland, which move almost at eye level. The Georgians as the fifth team in the league are also always good, especially in front of a home crowd, for a surprise.
Soccer Betting Tips Ireland vs Switzerland
For this reason, it is quite surprising that between the leaders of the “green island” and the runner-up from Denmark or the third from Switzerland five or six points. However, a closer look reveals why the classification is deceptive at the time of the qualification.
While the Irish have already completed four competitive matches, the Nati is due to participate in the Nations League Final Four, for example, only two encounters. Nevertheless, the direct duel on Thursday evening definitely has a trend-setting character.
Should Ireland and Switzerland prove their home win, coach Vladimir Petkovic’s team would not even turn their backs to the wall after half of the games they had played.
However, if you believe the Ireland vs. Switzerland Odds of bookmakers, then the guests from the Alpine republic are given the supposedly better chance of success. To what extent this assessment goes hand in hand with our betting recommendation will be shown in the following analysis. The fact is that at match Ireland vs. Switzerland is not easy to make a prediction on the outcome of the game.
Ireland – Statistics & Current Form
The Irish national football team has clearly set itself the goal of successfully qualifying for the European Championships for the third time in a row. Already in 2012 and 2016, the “Boys in Green” were allowed to hand in their business cards at the European Championship finals. In both cases, however, had to serve each of the tedious playoff games.
However, since for the intercontinental EURO 2020 “only” the top two of the ten groups qualify and the remaining four participants are played over the Nations League playoffs, the Irish would be well advised, also one of the first two ranks in the D-constellation occupy.
After the first four games completed, the protected of Coach Mick McCarthy, who already coached the selection from 1996 to 2002 and led among others to the World Cup to South Korea & Japan, can be quite satisfied. Of the possible twelve counters, the world ranking 32 has. after all, their ten on the account, which currently has the championship lead result.
However, it has to be stated that the Green-Whites, in comparison to Denmark or Switzerland, have played more matches and have been allowed to play against Underdog Gibraltar twice. The question that inevitably needs to be asked is: how much is the top position at this time worth the qualification?
Given all legitimate doubts as to whether the Irish have the same or even better quality than their direct competitors, it must be said that the troop around captain Seamues Coleman scored points in Denmark and at home against the uncomfortable Georgians of their own favorites was fair.
In addition, the almost traditional home strength could turn out to be a fat pawn in the race for the European Championship ticket. The most recent five home matches in European Championship qualifying have won the Boys in Green and have not conceded a single goal. In this phase, the opponents were called, inter alia, Germany or Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In general, the current leader’s form can be described as neat. None of the past six internationals has been lost. In addition, defeated the defensive specialists from the island only a single goal. Even in the context of the European Championship qualifiers, the last bankruptcy is already almost four years ago.
The bottom line is that we are convinced that there will be a tip for a point win between home side and home side between Ireland and Switzerland. The outsider role of the hosts implied by the odds of the bookmakers is not necessarily to understand why in the corresponding betting direction the value should be found.
The failures of Sean Maguire, Matt Doherty and Keiren Westwood weigh heavily, yet Coach McCarthy has nominated interesting as well as young players who are burning for their chance in the dress of the national team. The motivation and support of the Frenetic home backdrop at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin is unlikely to be lacking.
Expected formation of Ireland:
➭ Randolph – Steven, Keogh, Duffy, Coleman – McClean, Hourihane, Whelan, Hendrick, Robinson – McGoldrick
➭ Coach: McCarthy
Last matches of Ireland:
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Ireland vs. Gibraltar 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Denmark vs. Ireland 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Ireland vs. Georgia 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Gibraltar Vs. Ireland 0: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 19.11.2018 – Denmark vs. Ireland 0: 0 (Nations League)
Switzerland – Statistics & Current Form
The year 2019 has not yet run as desired for the Swiss national team. Although it was good for the “Nati” with a befitting 2-0 away win in Georgia in March, but just three days later, there was for the World Cup participants to digest the first “small” setback.
Despite a supposedly comfortable 3-0 lead to five minutes from time, the team of coach Velimir Petkovic in the top match at home against Denmark had to be sensational with a 3: 3.
The fact that this disappointing final phase in the all-important match against a direct competitor obviously could not be checked off right away was then revealed in the Final Four of the UEFA Nations League. Although the Swiss delivered both the Portuguese in the semifinals and the English in the match for third place a decent fight, yet finished the world ranking fourth the final tournament of the newly created format in last place.
It is all the more important now, from the point of view of the Red-Whites, that one finds oneself in the lane again and fulfills the compulsory tasks in the European Championship qualification. With the exception of the mentioned 2-0 victory in Georgia as well as the 3: 3 against Denmark, the Petkovic team has not yet completed a game, which leads to a certain pressure on the Alpine Republic.
If the prediction of a home win would be true between Ireland and Switzerland, the group favorites’ reserve would already rise to nine points. This worst-case scenario wants to avoid the “Nati” and kidnap at least one point from Dublin.
Also due to the fact that a draw on the green island against a home strong counterparty can be considered quite a success, we would be ahead of the game Ireland vs. Switzerland to double check the odds of double chance 1 / X or potential bets on “1 (DNB)”.
Although the qualification of the Swiss with eight wins from the past ten matches reads pretty well, it should be kept in mind that the German-speakers abroad are far from being so strong. In the recent three qualifying games in the distance, for example, never over 2.5 goals were scored. A scoreless game could also play us on Thursday in the cards.
For one or the other surprising face made the longtime coach in the nomination for the upcoming two duels against Ireland and Gibraltar (Sunday), in which he did not appointed deserved players such as its skippered captain Stephan Lichtsteiner (Augsburg) or Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool). Internal rumors are that many players are slowly moving away from their coach. No good conditions to give a tip on the guest threes between Ireland and Switzerland.
Expected formation of Switzerland:
➭ Sommer – Elvedi, Schär, Akanji – Mbabu, Zakaria, Xhaka, Freuler, Rodriguez – Seferovic, Embolo
➭ Coach: Petkovic
Last matches of Switzerland:
⚽️ 09.06.2019 – Switzerland vs. England 0: 0 (Nations League)
⚽️ 05.06.2019 – Portugal vs. Switzerland 3: 1 (Nations League)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Switzerland vs. Denmark 3: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Georgia vs. Switzerland 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 18.11.2018 – Switzerland vs. Belgium 5: 2 (Nations League)
Ireland vs Switzerland Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Overall, there have been 16 international matches between Ireland and Switzerland. However, these matches have hardly any impact on the odds, since the last competitive match dates from 2005. In 2016, the national teams finally met in a friendly match in Dublin. The Irish won just over three years ago just 1: 0. The bottom line is the “Boys in Green” lead the direct comparison with eight wins (three draws, five defeats).
Ireland vs Switzerland Our Best Soccer Tips Explained
An important qualifier awaits us on Thursday evening from 20:45 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Group D will be the eagerly anticipated “blast” between Ireland and Switzerland. The betting odds give the impression that the guests from the Alpine Republic are claiming the role of favorites.
However, we do not share this assessment for various reasons. For one, the Irish are considered to be very strong and have not won the last five home games in the European Championship qualifying all to zero. On the other hand, the Swiss – despite the existing individual quality – are currently struggling with problems.
Key Facts – Ireland vs Switzerland tips
♦️ Ireland have all won the last five European Championship home games to zero
♦️ Switzerland has suffered setbacks in the recent three international matches
♦️ The mood at the “Nati” is tense; in Ireland, on the other hand, there is anticipation
The atmosphere within the team is said to have suffered greatly after the 3-0 play-off against Denmark (3: 3) and the two defeats in the UEFA Nations League. The fact that the criticized coach Petkovic has now not nominated with Shaqiri and Lichtsteiner two pillars of the team, adds to the aggravating.
Given this starting position, we consider the match Ireland vs Switzerland a tip in the direction of the home side for the wiser choice. Due to the surprisingly high odds, even a bet on the home win could pay off. However, we decide to place six units so that the home-strong McCarthy team remains unbeaten in the fifth qualifying game.
Competition: Euro Qualification, Grp. D
Betting Tip: 1 / X
Stake: 6/10 units