Switzerland vs DenmarkEuropean, KO: 19:45 Mar 26, 2019, St Jakob Park
THIS promises to be one of the most intriguing games in the Euro qualifiers as two of the continent's most underrated teams go head to head in Basel.
They might not get many headlines but these nations have been making huge strides and that's reflected in the FIFA rankings, with the Swiss sitting eighth and the Danes just two places below them.
Both reached the last 16 at the World Cup and built on that with some impressive results in the Nations League, with Denmark topping a group containing Ireland and Wales and the Swiss edging out Belgium on goal difference to top their section.
It should be a scrap between these sides to see who finishes top of Group D in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, especially with the Republic of Ireland out of sorts and rebuilding under Mick McCarthy.
Switzerland had a tough group opener in Georgia in midweek but emerged with a 2-0 win thanks to a disciplined display.
This will be Denmark's first game in the section but they failed to impress in friendly action against Kosovo on Thursday, scraping a 2-2 draw thanks to a last-gasp goal.
The Swiss have a reputation for being dour and functional but that's not backed up by their results and the goals have been flying in of late.
They came from 2-0 down to claim a stunning 5-2 win over the Belgians in the Nations League and also dished out a 6-0 beating to Iceland at home in the same competition.
It's hard to imagine a Danish side which has kept clean sheets in four (five) of their last five (six) matches being ripped apart in the same fashion but I like the look of both teams to score which is evens with Bet365.
The bookies make the Swiss slight favourites at a best 113/100 with Marathonbet and the Danes 14/5 with the same firm. But I like the look of a stalemate, which is 121/50 with Marathonbet and if you double it with both teams to score the odds stretch to 4/1 with Bet365.
Things could be a bit cagey in the first half as these sides size each other up so I'll be backing more goals to be scored in the second period, which is 23/20 with Betfred.
The loss of creative spark Xherdan Shaqiri is a blow for the Swiss, with the Liverpool star pulling out of the opening qualifiers due to a groin injury, but the injury to striker Haris Seferovic is arguably even more of a blow
Seferovic was Switzerland's hat-trick hero against the Belgians and the Benfica striker has been in fine form at club level too, netting 12 times in his last 12 games.
But even without their two main men, the Swiss claimed a comfortable 2-0 win in Georgia in their group opener. It was Steven Zuber who filled Seferovic's boots and he opened the scoring against the Georgians. So back him in the anytime scorer market here at generous 4/1 with Paddy Power.
Denmark rely heavily on Christian Eriksen for inspiration and the Spurs star will need to be on his game if they are to take something home from Basel. The midfielder scored both goals in the 2-0 home win over Wales in the Nations League and scored from the spot in the draw with Kosovo. So he looks good value here at 6/1 with Paddy Power for anytime scorer.
This European match between Switzerland and Denmark will be played on Mar 26, 2019 and kick off at 19:45