Wales vs Switzerland Betting Tips & Best Bet

Wales vs Switzerland Euro 2020 Group A Game

Two tiny nations with strong footballing traditions face off in the opening game of Group A in Euro 2020 when Wales take on Switzerland at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on June 13 at 3 PM CET

How Wales Qualified

Four years ago, Wales captured the imagination of football fans worldwide with their exciting run to the Euro2016 semi-finals, highlighted with their victory over Belgium. Failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup brought them back down to earth with a bump, but under the guidance of former Welsh international and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, Wales qualified by finishing second to Croatia in Euro2020 qualifying Group E.

In that group, Wales began badly, with back to back defeats to Croatia and Hungary. However, they then went undefeated for the rest of their qualifying games, drawing with Croatia and defeating Hungary in the process.

How Switzerland Qualified

Perhaps Switzerland’s greatest ever moment as an international football team was defeating Spain in their opening game of 2010. Spain went on to win the World Cup that year, the only team ever to lose their opening match and go on to lift the trophy.  In fact Switzerland would be the only team to beat Spain in a major competition – qualifying or finals – for eight years from 2006-2014.

Typically, Swiss teams are filled with physically imposing players who are excellent in set piece situations.

The Swiss qualified for euro 2020 by winning Group D with a record of five wins, two draws and one loss. Denmark finished second in that group and also qualified, with the Republic of Ireland finishing third.

Wales vs Switzerland Stats & Analysis

The Welsh and Swiss National football teams have met seven times previously, with the head-to-head 5-2 in Switzerland’s favour. These teams played each other three times in friendlies between 1949 in 1996, and then faced each other twice in European Championship qualification tournaments. In 1999, the Swiss team won both qualifying fixtures by the same scoreline of 2-0. Most recently, the Swiss won 4-1 in 2010, but the Welsh defeated them 2-0 in the return leg the following year.

In the latest FIFA World Rankings Switzerland are in 12th spot, with Wales 11 places lower in 23rd although in terms of ranking points  there are less than 50 between them. Wales achievement of finishing fourth in the 2016 European Championships trumps anything the Swiss national team have achieved in their history. However, historically Switzerland have ranked higher than Wales, frequently featuring in the top 10.

Wales vs Switzerland Best Bet

With this being the opening fixture on this competition, the other group members being Italy on Turkey, either or both teams may be out to secure three points. The Swiss are renowned for their tightly packed midfield and strong defence, while the Welsh have the more skilful players.

This looks set to be a draw, but if Gareth Bale is fit for this game, he will be the difference, with Wales edging the match 1-0.

Wales 1-0 Switzerland – 17/2

 

Top 5 Sign Up Offers

1.
Betfred Sign Up Offer

£30 Free Bet When You Bet £10

Get a £30 free bet bonus with Betfred when depositing just £10!

Claim OfferClaim Offer
Terms & conditions apply
18+, UK & NI only. 1st sports bet of £10+ in one transaction, settled in 60 days. Odds evens (2.0) +. £30 free bet paid within 48 hours of bet settlement, 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Max 30 Free Spins on selected games. 7 day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.
2.
Unibet Sign Up Offer

Get a £40 Free Bet with Unibet

Unibet are offering £40 in free bets when you bet £20 on football

Claim OfferClaim Offer
Terms & conditions apply
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Minimum deposit £10. Place any sportsbook bet (except Racing) of £20+ at minimum odds of 1.40 (2/5) to receive your free bets and casino bonus. 35x wagering on casino bonus. Free bet will expire 7 days after opt in. £20 Casino bonus will expire after 30 days of opt-in.
3.
William Hill Sign Up Offer

Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bet Bonus

Get £30 in Free Bets as part of their Bet £10 and get £30 in Free Bets.

Claim OfferClaim Offer
Terms & conditions apply
New customers who register, deposit & bet via Mobile only,, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets credited as 2 X £15 (30 day expiry), free bet/player/payment method/country restrictions apply. *By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion as displayed below.*
4.
BetVictor Sign Up Offer

Get a £30 Bonus Bet when betting just £5

Get a £30 free sports bonus bet when placing just a £5 bet

Claim OfferClaim Offer
Terms & conditions apply
New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Credit/Debit card deposits only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.
5.
Redbet Sign Up Offer

Get a £10 Bonus Bet on your first deposit!

Redbet are offering you a £10 bonus bet on your first deposit!

Claim OfferClaim Offer
Terms & conditions apply
18+ £20 minimum deposit. Bonus bet valid for 7 days. Min odds 3/1. Min. 3 selections. Bonus bet can not be split. Cash out not eligible. Additional T&C's apply.

Relevant news