The two sides expected to battle it out for second spot in Group E go head to head in Brasilia, Switzerland v Ecuador could well decide who qualifies for the Second Round with France.
Ottmar Hitzfeld's Swiss side tend not to waste possession too often and their efficient style of play could give them the upper hand against Ecuador. The South American side should not be taken lightly though as they played well in CONCACAF qualification for the World Cup, only losing at home to second favourites for the tournament Argentina. However, Switzerland kept seven clean sheets in their qualifying campaign and get the vote to make a winning start in the finals.
Schweizer Nati are a shade above even money in the match odds market and taking them to win to nil may be a way of increasing the value of the bet for those fancying their good defensive record to continue. Correct Score bettors will find a 2-0 win for Switzerland pays almost double the odds than that of a 1-0 win, while First Goalscorer punters won't find it easy to pick from the Swiss side as their midfielders tend to score just as many as the forwards. With this in mind, taking the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri or perhaps Gökhan Inler as Anytime Goalscorers may be a safer option. Those fancying Ecuador to net first won't sway too far from penalty taker Felipe Caicedo, although Cristian Benitez represents a viable alternative.
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