Wales v Switzerland Match Betting (1x2)

Italy are the favourites to win Group A although Wales and Switzerland have avoided the prospect of meeting them in the tournament’s opener and both of the latter sides will feel confident that they can get some points on board in Baku.

Switzerland finished top of their qualifying group by keeping their noses in front of Denmark and Republic of Ireland, with Vladimir Petkovic’s side having experienced just one defeat in their eight games played.

The Swiss are marginal favourites to win this clash in Azerbaijan, with William Hill chalking up 11/8 about them landing three points and moving a step closer to the last sixteen stage of the competition.

It’s worth noting that Switzerland run a tight ship from a defensive point-of-view and they managed to average well over two goals per game, with the evergreen Stephan Lichtsteiner captaining the team and Granit Xhaka has enjoyed a resurgence for Arsenal since Mikel Arteta took charge.

Wales are slightly more reliant on individual players when it comes to winning matches and that’s especially the case with Gareth Bale although the Real Madrid only managed to score two goals during qualifying.

Aaron Ramsey is another key player for the Reds and BetVictor make Ryan Giggs’ side a 9/4 chance to land a group victory here, with the squad looking to enjoy the sort of success that saw Wales land a semi-final berth at Euro 2016.

We know that every team wants to avoid defeat in their group opener where a loss could be critical to their future in the tournament and Unibet have 12/5 that the clash ends all square between two fairly evenly-matched teams.

Asian Handicap

There’s certainly the prospect of a few draws during the first round of matches at Euro 2020 and perhaps one will occur in this clash, with the Asian Handicap market offering a decent option if you want to get on a particular team’s side.

Switzerland 0 can be backed at 5/8 with bet365 and that means money back if the Swiss draw the game, while Wales +0.5 is available at the same price and that means you would actually make a profit if the Reds triumphed or the game finished all square.

Correct Score

If you feel as though the game is going to be a cagey affair, it could be worth visiting the Correct Score market where you can cover a handful of possibilities.

The 1-1 draw is trading at 11/2 with BetVictor and you could pair this with a bet on Switzerland winning by a 1-0 scoreline, with odds of 6/1 available that the Swiss score the only goal of the game.

On the flip side, you can get 8/1 about Wales winning by a single goal. If you feel as though this could be the first goalless draw of the match, then No Goalscorer can be backed at 13/2 with BetVictor.


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