Spain – Switzerland
It’s time for Spain and Switzerland to play their third game in the Nations League for this season. These two teams will face each other at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in the Spanish capital Madrid on Saturday. Let’s take a closer look here.
Luis Enrique’s Spain is in the position of a leader in Group 4 of Nations League’s League A. So far the former world champions won four points in their first two games against Germany and Ukraine. They scored five goals and conceded just once. La Roja are moving well in the group and they are in a good position to chase the first place in it.
On Wednesday Spain took part in a friendly game against current kings of Europe Portugal. These two teams met in Lisboa, but the match ended with no goals scored in it – 0-0.
Luis Enrique didn’t use Barcelona’s young diamond Ansu Fati. We guess this is because he plans to use him against Switzerland on Saturday. Meanwhile Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Adama Traore made his debut. The pacey winger replaced Sergio Busquets in the 62th minute of the match.
Switzerland are the current outsider in this group of the Nations League. Vladimir Petkovic’ team won just one point in its two games so far. For Switzerland this is a chance to improve their position in the group, but it’s always very difficult to play on Spanish ground.
During the week the Swiss team hosted Croatia in a friendly game, but suffered a 1-2 loss in St. Gallen. Dinamo Zagreb’s Mario Gavranovic scored Switzerland’s only goal in the game after an assist from Granit Xhaka.
Most probably we won’t surprise you by telling you Spain are the red hot favourites against Switzerland on Saturday. The Swiss team is not in its best condition at the moment while Spain are always deadly at home.