Spain vs Switzerland
2023-08-05 01:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Spain -300 / Switzerland +750 -- Over/Under: 2.5
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Switzerland and Spain kick off the Round of 16 on Saturday morning at Eden Park Outer Oval.
Switzerland vs Spain Odds
Spain is the favorite sitting at -300 while Switzerland is the underdog sitting at +750. The total sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -110.
Switzerland Betting Preview
Switzerland finished in first place in Group A having picked up five points. The problem for Switzerland though, is the offense has some major question marks. Two games ago against Norway, Switzerland played to a 0-0 draw and in the last game against New Zealand, they also played to a 0-0 draw. They finished with only two shots on target. Even though Switzerland’s offense hasn’t been exactly elite heading into this game, the defense has been lights out, and they are going to need the defense to be good again here. Gaelle Thallman starts in goal and they are going to need her to be lights out here.
Spain Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Spain who finished in second place in Group C picking up six points. Spain beat Costa Rica 3-0 in the first game, and in the second game against Zambia they were able to secure a 5-0 victory. In the last game though against Japan the defense was awful giving up four goals and the offense couldn’t find the back of the net. For Spain, this is a team that controls the ball, and they are going to need to do that again here. They are also going to need to find a way to put the pressure on, and put some shots on goal.
Shane’s Free Pick
Switzerland knows their path to victory is with the defense, and they are going to have some really good defense again in this game. Their offense however has left a lot to be desired and they are going to struggle to get quality scoring chances in this game. Both offenses are going to really struggle in this game, and that will lead to this game staying under the total. Back the under 2.5 goals.