Two sides keen on making their first victory in the UEFA Nations League 2020-21 will lock horns this weekend. The will feature high flying Germany travel to Switzerland for the heated encounter. The match schedules on Sunday at St. Jakob-Park with kickoff at 9:45 pm.
Joachim Low saw a late controversial strike by Luis Gaya cancel off a 1-0 lead for the side. Germany’s hope of a first win was ruined following a 1-1 draw to Spain. As for Switzerland, the side fell for a 2-1 loss to side Ukraine.
Switzerland’s campaign started on a low note, especially after a narrow defeat to Ukraine. The new season saw a new captain, Granit Xhaka, take charge after Lichsteiner retired from international football.
Despite succumbing to their first loss, Petkovic has much to look for in terms of salvaging the results. However, Germany presents a tough case for the opponents giving the sprout of talents in their camp.
Despite sharing spoils in their last encounter, Germany was by far the best team on the pitch. The prolific Timo Werner was on target with the explosive Leroy Sane switching flanks to create more trouble.
However, the history of Germany in this competition will give their opponent much to look forward to. The Foals currently is on a two-loss, and two draws losing streak. Both sides have not locked horns since their 2012 friendly.
Switzerland vs. Germany Head to Head
Both sides have played nine games against each other, with Switzerland with five losses while Germany with two losses. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Ukraine 2-1 Switzerland
Gilbraltar 1-6 Ukraine
Switzerland 1-0 Georgia
Switzerland 2-0 Ireland
Denmark 1-0 Switzerland
Germany 1-1 Spain
Germany 6-1 Northern Ireland
Belarus 0-4 Germany
Estonia 0-3 Germany
Germany 2-2 Argentina
Switzerland Team News
Celtic new fanboy, Albian Ajeti, started on the bench only to come later in the dying minutes of the game. It remains a doubt whether Petkovic will retain Seferovic along in the attacking department. Other players pushing for a start include Renato Steffen and Michel Aebischer.
Germany Team News
Kai Havertz recently signed for Chelsea, and he could miss out on the clash. Lochow might choose to resort to a back four with Julian Brandt on the flanks. Emre Can be pushing for a start after an impressive display.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides are undoubtedly far from their best, and we expect the better side to pick up their first win.
Goals Under 2.5
Werner to Score