Netherlands will face England at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, in Guimarães, in UEFA Nations League 2018/19 Finals. Switzerland vs England is the match for the 3rd place in UEFA Nations League tournament. This is a great opportunity to go back home with a trophy. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
FIFA Rating – 8
Switzerland made more than it was expected from this team. Of course, they have a great player, but their first step by leaving behind Belgium in the group stage was very unpredicted. Against Portugal, they played as good as they could, although, they even had chances to lead the match. Swiss had more possession control and more dangerous moment, however, Portugal has the most dangerous weapon – Ronaldo. In our times, he decides how the match will finish. Cristiano scored two late goals, and before that everyone was sure, that we will see a tough extra time, however, everything was finished in regular time.
Switzerland has young and experienced players, however, their skills and strengths are not enough yet. There is something to strive for, and we are confident that they will perfectly show themselves in the qualifications for Euro 2020.
SmashingTip predictable Switzerland line-up against England
Kevin Mbabu, Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi, Ricardo Rodriguez;
Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Steven Zuber, Remo Freuler, Xherdan Shaqiri;
FIFA Rating – 4
Even without big achievement England stay on top in FIFA rankings. That is a great opportunity to take 3rd place in the UEFA Nations League. England is very unlucky and can’t find their best football for a long time. They changed a lot of Head Coaches, tried different tactics, they have best Premier League players in the squad, however, they are without elite trophies since 1996. This is a great chance to take 3rd place in the brand new European tournament. Most of the players are very young and most experienced national squad player is Jordan Henderson, they should give a very strong fight to Switzerland.
England lost to Netherland on extra time, however, they lost the possession and had less dangerous moment than their opponents in regular time too. After a realized M. Rashford penalty, they were in front, however, in 73rd minute de Ligt scored a header and made 1:1. On the Extra Time, their game was totally destroyed by a big amount of attacks, shots and finally 2 goals. Obviously, Netherlands were better and they deservedly reached the final.
SmashingTip predictable Netherlands line-up against Switzerland
Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, Michael Keane, Danny Rose;
Ross Barkley, Jesse Lingard, Jordan Henderson;
Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho;
Switzerland vs England H2H
Last time these teams met in Friendly match last year and Marcus Rashford was only one who scored. Switzerland controlled the possession, however, England had more chances to score.
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