Switzerland – Belarus, Thursday, 1st June


Switzerland – Belarus
International Friendly Match,  20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Stade de la Maladiere (Neuchatel).

The ruthless Swiss football team take on Belarus in an international friendly on Thursday night.

Post Euro 2016, Switzerland made a 100% winning start to their World Cup qualification campaign. The team managed by Vladimir Petkovic brushed aside the likes of Portugal and Hungary in the process. Their defense has been a standout unit that conceded just 3 goals during the period. At the same time, they were lethal in front of the goal netting 10 times.

Belarus didn’t have the best of the starts to their qualification campaign. Win-less in five matches and a meagre 2 points in the bag place them at fifth in their six-team group. Their qualification chances are literally over, having placed in group that includes France, Sweden, Netherlands and Bulgaria.

Next up for the Schweizer is the away trip to Faroe Islands on 9th June. Meantime, Belarus play hosts to a fast improving Bulgaria on the same day.

Switzerland vs Belarus: Prediction

The bookmakers have made Switzerland heavy favourites to win this game straight up. The poor form of Belarus is a key driving factor that made them do so. On top of that, the East Europeans were comprehensively defeated in their last three matches away from home. Since there is no doubt that this Swiss team has the better momentum, the home win priced at 1.36 odds by the likes of Bet365 and William Hill is a certain banker.