Wales v Switzerland – Euro 2020 Betting Stats and Preview: Are Switzerland worthy favourites?

Wales v Switzerland Euro 2020 Preview

Match: Wales v Switzerland

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 12/6/21

Kick-off time: 2pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches –

07/10/11 Wales 2 – 0 Switzerland

12/10/10 Switzerland 4 – 1 Wales

09/10/99 Wales 0 – 2 Switzerland

31/03/99 Switzerland 2 – 0 Wales

23/04/96 Switzerland 2 – 0 Wales

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 75%
Over 2.5 goals 31.5%
Over 3.5 goals 38%
BTTS - Yes 25%

Wales team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 75%
Over 2.5 goals 25%

Switzerland team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 75%
Over 2.5 goals 38%

Corner betting stats

Wales corner stats

Average corners for: 3.50

Average corners against: 8.50

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 57%
Over 10.5 corners 38%
Over 11.5 corners 23%

Switzerland corner stats

Average corners for: 8.50

Average corners against: 3.50

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 59%
Over 10.5 corners 44%
Over 11.5 corners 32%

Card betting stats

Wales Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 2.62

Yellows against: 1.75

Top cards:

J Allen – 3

D James – 3

E Ampadu – 2

G Bale – 2

Switzerland Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.75

Yellows against: 2.62

Top cards:

M Akanji – 2

R Rodriguez – 2

D Zakaria – 2

Granit Xhaka – 1

Injuries

Wales injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: E Ampadu and B Davies

Suspended: None

Switzerland injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: D Sow

Suspended: None

Wales v Switzerland Match Preview & Trends

Low Scorers Do Battle In Baku

The second game in Group A takes us to Azerbaijan where Wales take on Switzerland in the Baku Olympic Stadium. This contest is a contrasting tale of statistics whereby The Swiss tend to be wasteful with their goal attempts and averaging a low 32% shots on target rate. Wales on the other hand are just under 40% in the same category and convert their opportunities when they are presented with them.

Switzerland are not afraid to shoot and that perhaps explains their low OT scores, they like to keep the ball and can dominate teams in possession (64% average). The Welsh are more of a counter-attacking side who have less possession (41% on average) but look to hurt you on the break with the pace and precision of Daniel James and Gareth Bale amongst others. 

The fitness of veteran Xherdan Shaqiri will be pivotal to the progression of the Swiss team. The Liverpool midfielder compliments his Premier League compatriot, Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka with both adopting very different attributes and skills. At Euro 2016, Switzerland made it out of the group stages for the first time in their history and will see anything on par with this as a success. 

At that same tournament, which was Wales’ first-ever European Championship, they reached the Semi-Finals under Chris Coleman’s leadership. Caretaker boss Robert Page will dream of similar success four years on from that famous achievement.

Key trends

Wales scored only 10 goals in their 8 qualifying matches

With shots on target at 32%, Switzerland had the 3rd lowest of all the qualifiers.

North Macedonia were the only team to average less possession than Wales during the qualification stage.

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Felix Brych (Germany)

Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)

Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

Average yellow cards: X

Average red cards: X

Average booking points: X