Switzerland vs. Spain
July 2, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -110, Under 2.5 -110
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Switzerland and Spain are clashing at Gazprom Arena in the Quarterfinals of the Euro Cup 2021. Switzerland has barely advanced through the group stage, but with a fantastic fight and resilience, Switzerland has beaten France in the Round of 16. Spain has started this tournament really slow, but they are now warmed up, and they have knocked out Croatia in the Round of 16.
Switzerland is not a bad team, they might not have some superstar names in their roster, but they have plenty of fight in them, and that is what got them through the Round of 16. Switzerland was playing against France in that game, the toughest opponent they could have gotten. Switzerland has had 46% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. After scoring in the 15th minute, Switzerland has had a penalty kick, but they missed, and France has completely turned the game around after that with 3 goals by the 75th minute. In the last 10 minutes, Switzerland has somehow scored 2 goals, they tied the score, and this match went to overtime, and eventually, penalty shootout where Switzerland was better. Seferovic is now the leading goalscorer for Switzerland with 3 goals, while Shaqiri added 2 goals, Embolo and Gavranovic have each scored once. Zuber has added 4 assists. You gotta love seeing the underdog beating a big team like France, but now it’s the time to try and do it again in this game.
Same as Switzerland, Spain has had a tough game in the Round of 16, and they were pretty close to getting kicked out of the tournament. Spain was playing against Croatia in that match, and they were the dominant team with 67% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 8 big chances created, and a high 90% of the correct passes. Spain has scored an own goal in the 20th minute, but they tied the score in the 38th minute. With 2 more scored goals in the second half, Spain has now had a comfortable advantage of 1-3. Same as Switzerland, Croatia has scored 2 goals in the last 10 minutes, and this game went to overtime as well. Luckily for Spain, Croatia has missed a few more good chances at the start of the overtime, and they just weren’t focused anymore. Spain has scored 2 goals in the overtime, and they have deservedly advanced to the Quarterfinals. Torres, Sarabia, and Morata are the leading goalscorers for Spain with 2 goals each, while Olmo and Moreno added 2 assists each. Spain is a strong team, and they will be carried by this win against Croatia, but they still need to be careful because their defense doesn’t look good.
Spain hasn’t lost in their last 11 games. Spain is the deeper team, but so was France and that didn’t stop Switzerland. I’m leaning towards Spain here because I don’t think Switzerland can repeat their performance against France, but I think they will score at least 1 goal here.