Switzerland vs. Spain: Euro 2020 predictions, kick-off time, team news, lineups, venue, h2h results, and current odds
Tonight, Switzerland and Spain compete for a place in the Euro 2020 semi-finals.
After a thrilling 3-3 last-16 draw on Monday, the Swiss stunned tournament favorites France on penalties, just hours after Spain stunned Croatia in an eight-goal extra-time classic in Copenhagen.
Tonight’s quarter-finals are in Saint Petersburg, where the winner will face either Italy or Belgium.
Date, start time, and location
Today, Friday, July 2, 2021, at 5 p.m. BST, Switzerland will take on Spain.
Team news for Switzerland vs. Spain
Switzerland will be missing captain Granit Xhaka, who was sent off against France after receiving his second yellow card of the tournament. In his stead, Denis Zakaria should join the team.
Jordi Alba is poised to return for Spain after missing the triumph over Croatia. Even after scoring five goals, Luis Enrique likes to change things up, but he might be able to resist the urge on Friday night.
Starting lineups for Switzerland and Spain
Sommer, Widmer, Elvedi, Akanji, Zakaria, Embolo, Freuler, Seferovic, Rodriguez, Zuber, Shaqiri. Switzerland XI (3-5-2): Sommer, Widmer, Elvedi, Akanji, Zakaria, Embolo, Freuler, Seferovic, Rodriguez, Zuber, Shaqiri.
Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Pau Torres, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Sarabia, Morata, Ferran Torres. Spain XI (4-3-3): Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Pau Torres, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Sarabia, Morata, Ferran Torres.
Prediction for Switzerland vs. Spain
Granit Xhaka’s absence is significant for Switzerland and is likely to have a significant impact on the final result. With the Arsenal midfielder ruled out of the competition, Spain is firm favorites, if they weren’t previously.
Spain has found their scoring touch, but their defense is still a major weakness. Goals are expected in this one.