France vs. Switzerland
June 28, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +120, Under 2.5 -150
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France and Switzerland are facing off at Ferenc Puskas Stadium in the Round of 16 in the Euro Cup 2021. France has advanced to the next stage from the top spot of their group, but they haven’t won any of their last 2 games. Switzerland hasn’t won in their first two games of the group stage, but they were able to beat Turkey in the last round, and that was enough for them to advance to the next stage.
France is now undefeated in their last 10 games, but their last two group stage games have shown some of their weaknesses on the defensive end. Spain has conceded 3 goals in 3 games in the group stage, while they scored 4 goals. Benzema is the leading goalscorer for France with 2 goals, while Griezmann added 1 goal. In their last game against Portugal, France has had 52% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 3 big chances created, and a high 94% of the correct passes. After losing 1-0, France has turned the score around, but they haven’t been ahead for long. Portugal has tied the score in the 60th minute from another penalty kick, and this game has ended in a 2-2 draw. The biggest problem for France is that Mbappe is struggling, and he is just not contributing to their results, and if France wants to win this, they will need him.
Switzerland has displayed some good soccer in the group stage, but they weren’t lucky in their first two games. However, in their last game of the group stage, Switzerland needed a win, and they got it against Turkey. Switzerland has had 50% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. With 2 goals in the first half, and 1 more goal in the second half, Switzerland has won this match 3-1, and that was enough to advance to the next stage. Shaqiri is now the leading goalscorer for Switzerland with 2 goals, while Seferovic and Embolo added 1 goal each. Zuber has added 3 assists. Look, Switzerland is not a bad team, but I’m just not sure they are deep enough and if they can stay focused to win this game. Switzerland’s goal was always to get through the group stage, and they succeeded in that, but unfortunately, they were unlucky with the draw for the next stage.
France is a big favorite here, and I honestly don’t think Switzerland has what it takes to win this game, but stranger things have happened. France is a complete team, but as I’ve mentioned, Mbappe has to step up and start producing more. Switzerland has never beaten France in the past, and I don’t think they will start now. I will take France.