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Switzerland vs Spain prediction, preview, team news and more | UEFA Nations League 2022-23

Spain take on Switzerland this week
Spain take on Switzerland this week

The UEFA Nations League is back in action with another set of matches as Spain take on Switzerland on Thursday, 9 June. Both teams have impressive players in their ranks and will want to win the game.

Switzerland have made a poor start to their Nations League campaign and will need to bounce back in the coming weeks. The Swiss slumped to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Portugal last week and will look to return to winning ways against La Furia Roja.

Spain have also made an underwhelming start to their campaign and have a point to on Thursday. The 2010 World Cup winners were held to a 2-2 draw by the Czech Republic in their previous game.

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Switzerland vs Spain Head-to-Head

Spain have an impressive record against Switzerland, having won 17 out of the 23 matches played between the two sides. The Swiss have managed five victories over Spain and will look to add to the tally on Thursday.

The previous meeting between the two teams took place at the Euros last year and ended in a penalty shoot-out victory for Spain. Switzerland were impressive on the day and have a point to prove this week.

Switzerland form guide: L-L-D-L-W

Spain form guide: D-D-W-W-W


Switzerland vs Spain Team News

Switzerland have a point to prove
Switzerland have a point to prove

Switzerland

Switzerland have a fully-fit squad going into the match with no injury concerns at the moment. The Swiss thinktank is unlikely to make drastic changes to the team against Portugal.

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Unavailable: None

Spain have an impressive squad
Spain have an impressive squad

Spain

Aymeric Laporte is recovering from an injury at the moment and has been ruled out of the encounter. David de Gea has not been selected and will not feature in the game.

Injured: Aymeric Laporte

Doubtful: None

Unavailable: David de Gea


Switzerland vs Spain Predicted XI

Switzerland Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer; Silvan Widmer, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez; Granit Xhaka, Remo Freuler; Steven Zuber, Xherdan Shaqiri, Renato Steffen; Breel Embolo

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Spain Predicted XI (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Koke, Gavi; Pablo Sarabia, Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres


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Switzerland vs Spain Prediction

Spain were inches away from winning their maiden UEFA Nations League title last year and will want to go a step further this time around. Gavi scored his first international goal against the Czech Republic last week and could be rewarded with another start in this match.

Switzerland could pull off an upset on their day but have struggled to meet expectations this year. Spain are the better team on paper and should be able to win the game.

Prediction: Switzerland 1-2 Spain

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