It is the last day of Round of 16 knockout with the second last match to go i.e., Sweden vs Switzerland. The match will be great opportunities for both. With two win against Korea and Mexico while one loss against Germany, Swedish team reach the top of Group with 6 points. They are looking to chase the first ever spot in Quarter-finals since 1994. They are dangerous side defeating Mexico by 3-0 and has nothing to loose on their side. While Switzerland lands 2nd in the Group defeating Serbia by 2-1 and level with Brazil and Costa Rica. Switzerland also haven’t reached Quarter-finals since 1954.
The two teams have met at 29 matches played between each other. Switzerland record 11 wins with Sweden securing 10 wins. So-far in FIFA 2018 Switzerland have started with good strategy which Swedish team has to look after. The lack of key defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner (c)and Fabian Schaer might put Swiss to suffer a lot. While Sweden will pay in the absence of midfielder Sebastian Larsson.
Another day the superior Brazil demolishes Mexico by 2-0. The goals are scored by Neymar in 51 min and Roberto Firmino in 88 min.
Sweden vs Switzerland: Round of 16 FIFA World Cup 2018, Lineups and Live TV info
Match No 55: Sweden vs Switzerland, 3 July, 19:30
Venue: Saint Petersburg Stadium
Sweden (Possible starting XI): Robin Olsen(Gk), Ludwig Augustinsson, Mikael Lustig, Andreas Granqvist, Victor Lindelöf, Viktor Claesson, Gustav Svensson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Ola Toivonen, Marcus Berg
Switzerland (Possible starting XI): Yann Sommer(Gk), Johan Djourou, Manuel Akanji, Michael Lang, Ricardo Rodriguez, Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka, Steven Zuber, Xherdan Shaqiri, Blerim Dzemaili, Josip Drmic
What they say:
“We are hungry. Just like our fans at home and in Saint Petersburg. We have triggered something.” – Vladimir Petković, Switzerland Manager
“We are in the Round of 16 not only because of an incredibly strong collective defence, but also because we have dared in the attacking game and we will go in and do everything we can tomorrow to reach a similar performance to what we did against Mexico.”- Andreas Granqvist, Sweden defender
Broadcasting: For TV: Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD (in English), Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD (in Hndi). Live streaming for the web at Sonyliv.com
The prediction says Sweden wins by 32%, Switzerland scores 36% while draws goes by 32%. The history is with Swiss. Our view to today’s match falls to the win of Sweden. The match will be interesting from starting only and as it continues it will follow many ups and downs.