Switzerland vs RomaniaEuro 2024, KO: 19:45 Jun 19, 2023, Swissporarena
Switzerland will put their 100% record on the line as they host Romania in a Group I fixture in the 2024 European Championship qualifiers. The Swiss are having an impressive campaign and should be too strong for the visitors who have been poor away from home.
Switzerland have made a flying start to the qualifying campaign and are well on course to progressing to the tournament in France. They have won their opening three fixtures and are two points clear at the top the standings.
The Swiss head into Monday’s clash off the back of a 2-1 victory over Andorra in their previous qualifying fixture. They went into the break with a two-goal goal lead thanks to efforts from Remo Freuler and Zeki Amdouni and were able to hold on for the win despite the hosts pulling one back.
The goals have flowed freely for Switzerland, who have found the net 10 times in just three qualifying matches. Murat Yakin’s men will also be counting on a solid home record having won their last three matches in front of their fans.
Romania dropped points for the first time in the qualifiers as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Kosovo last time out. Both teams were evenly matched throughout the encounter, although the Romanians were guilty of missing a few goalscoring opportunities.
While it was a disappointing result in Kosovo, Romania remain unbeaten in the qualifiers having begun their campaign with two straight wins. They are second on the standings and well on course to securing automatic qualification alongside Switzerland.
The result in Kosovo highlights Romania’s inconsistency on their recent travels. Edward Iordanescu’s men may have rolled over minnows like Moldova and Andora but they have fallen short when facing the likes of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Finland.
How the bookies view it
Switzerland have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 2/5 by William Hill. A victory for Romania is valued at 8/1 by bet365 while Paddy Power is offering odds of 17/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Switzerland and Romania have claimed five wins each and three draws from 13 previous matches. The most recent meeting between both teams was a Euro 2016 group stage fixture which ended 1-1.
Players to watch
Zeki Amdouni only made his debut for Switzerland in 2022 and has become an important part of the team. The forward has found the net in his last three international appearances and is priced at 13/10 by bet365 maintain that scoring run.
Switzerland have also impressed at the back, conceding just once in three qualifying matches. Manuel Akanji and Nico Elvedi often partner in central-defensive and could lead the hosts to another clean sheet at 4/5 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given Switzerland’s solid defence, a win to nil for the hosts could be on the cards at 6/5 by BoyleSports. The Swiss have also scored two or more goals in their last three matches, which means a -1 handicap could also be consisted at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
Switzerland have scored in both halves in two of their last three matches and can be set for a similar outcome at 11/8 with bet365.
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