Slovenia v Switzerland | Betting Preview

Date: October 9th, 2014
Venue: Stade De Suisse, Wankdorf Bern
Kick-off Time: 1945 hours BST

Both Switzerland and Slovenia will be looking to turn the tide after losing their respective opening games in the first group round on the 2016 Euro Championship qualifiers. Both these teams are in Group E and have a good chance of qualifying given the other members of the group. Switzerland has the better of Slovenia in the head-to-head.

Slovenia Form: L-W-W-W-W

Revenge will be on the minds of the Slovenians when they take the field after having being thrown out of the World Cup during the qualifications at the hands of Switzerland. They have had a decent run in the recent past and would want to quickly get their qualification campaign back on track.

Switzerland Form: W-W-W-D-W

After having what many thought was a decent World Cup campaign, the Swiss team would want to prove that their current FIFA ranking is not a onetime fluke. They certainly have the skill and required temperament, but on occasion the selfishness that some players portray brings the whole team down. This could be a good test and perfect platform for them to show to the world how good they as a team are.

Key Players

Slovenia: Josip Ilicic

He usually plays provider for the strike force. His creativity in midfield is good and he can single handed change the fortune of his team. If Slovenia wants to come out on top, they will need him to fire on all cylinders.

Switzerland: Xherdan Shaqiri

He is one of the most versatile players out there. His ability to play either in midfield or up front will make his a huge threat to the Slovenian defence. You can expect him to get his name on the scoresheet.

Betting Advice:

Switzerland has a stronger team on paper when compared to Slovenia, and even though the game is never won on paper, Switzerland should come out with the three points and kick start their qualification process. Bet365 offers 2.5 for their win while Slovenia are 3.0 to edge out the visitors. A draw is at 3.25 with Betfair.