All eyes will be on St. Jakob-Park when Switzerland and Spain square off against each other in the Nations League round 5.
Spain will be looking to return to winning ways in the UEFA Nations League when they continue their League A Group 4 campaign away to Switzerland on Saturday night.
La Roja are currently top of their section with seven points to show from four matches, while Switzerland are bottom, having only picked up two points from their four fixtures.
It was always going to be tough for Switzerland to make a serious impression in this group considering the presence of both Spain and Germany, but they will be slightly disappointed to also be behind Ukraine.
A record of two points from four matches has left them bottom of the group, although they did pick up an impressive point away to Germany in their last Nations League fixture on October 13.
Switzerland have only won one of their six competitive matches with Spain – a 1-0 victory during the group stage of the 2010 World Cup.
Spain, meanwhile, are currently top of Group 4, having picked up seven points from their four matches in the section, leaving them a point ahead of second-placed Germany.
Spain, like Switzerland, topped their qualification group for Euro 2020, picking up 26 points from 10 matches to finish ahead of Sweden at the summit.
Reason for Switzerland vs Spain predictions:
- Spain’s last four matches have featured under 2.5 goals, with the same applying to their last six away internationals.
- Four of Switzerland’s last five home games have also produced fewer than 2.5 goals.
- Spain have failed to win any of their last six away outings, with four of those games finishing 1-1.
Switzerland are more than capable of making it a very tough 90 minutes for Spain, who were poor against Ukraine in their last match in the section. We are expecting a tight encounter but believe that La Roja will secure an important three points courtesy of a narrow win.
Our Prediction: Spain -0.5 @ 1.9