Two sides currently running on two consecutive winless runs will lock horns when they meet for an international friendly. Switzerland welcomes Croatia at the AFG Arena this Wednesday evening. The match kickoff at 9:45 pm.
World Cup finalists Croatia managed to suffer back to back defeats since their return to action last month. Switzerland managed to draw one match and one defeat in their previous September matches.
Switzerland might be winless in their buildup of the two opening matches of the UEFA Nations League. However, both sides took off one point from their recent games. Silvan Widmer’s late finish canceled out Gundogan’s opening goal. The Swiss side drew 1-1 in Basel, after three days of losing 2-1 to Ukraine.
Petkovic’s men are last in their group below Germany. For Petkovic to qualify for the next round of the Euros, the side needs to register wins over Spain and Germany that follows directly after this international friendly.
A win this Wednesday might not be instrumental for Petkovic’s bid, but it goes a long way in getting that winning sensation back in the dressing room.
Before their defeat to Ukraine, the Swiss side was on a three gaming winning streak. The side looks eager to get back to winning ways when they head to take on Croatia this Wednesday night.
Switzerland vs. Croatia Head to Head
Both sides have three games against each other, with Switzerland with one win while Croatia without any success. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Gibraltar 1-6 Switzerland
Switzerland 1-0 Georgia
Switzerland 2-0 Ireland
Denmark 1-0 Switzerland
Switzerland 4-0 Gibraltar
France 4-2 Croatia
Portugal 4-1 Croatia
Croatia 2-1 Georgia
Croatia 3-1 Slovakia
Wales 1-1 Croatia
Switzerland Team News
After testing positive for coronavirus, Renato Steffen had to pull out of the squad. Despite lacking game time from previous months, Xherdan Xhaqiri is back in the starting lineup. Nice defender Jordan Lotomba is in line to make a senior debut.
Croatia Team News
Ivan Ratikic, who played an instrumental role in their bid for the World Cup, confirmed the news of retiring from international football. Defender Domagoj Bradarick received his first call-up for the international team. Luka Modric is back into the starting X1 after missing out on the September fixtures.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides enter the match after failing to win back to back games in their September fixtures, and we expect a close call.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5