We have a range of World Cup tips available across every team, group and game of the tournament in Qatar. Here is how we think Switzerland will fare at the World Cup, and which betting odds are currently standing out to us.
After being placed in a qualification group that also included Italy, Switzerland would certainly have their work cut out if they were to automatically arrive in Qatar. However, they made this particular task look rather easy and after topping a five-team mini league, they arrive in the Middle East.
Latest Switzerland Odds and Betting Tips
A victory on opening day is exactly what Switzerland needed, they’re off with three points.
But now, things get tougher, beginning with Brazil on Monday, if Switzerland can get anything from this one, it puts them in a great position.
Switzerland World Cup Odds and Predictions
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To Win Outright – 80/1
With Murat Yakin’s men being priced as they are, it is fair to say that there is not a great deal of confidence being shown by the bookmakers and in fairness to a group of people who rarely get it wrong, you would have to say rightly so.
Because although this or any other Swiss international side are always going to be difficult to break down, they do not have enough to truly scare those who consider themselves the giants of the global game.
Admittedly they did hold Brazil to a group stage draw four years ago, but every team can have their day and for Switzerland to be champions in Qatar, they are going to need their day and another six to go with it.
Which means Switzerland will once again be considered a steady hand in this year’s World Cup. One that is not going to disgrace themselves by any stretch of the imagination, but not a side that will etch themselves in your memory either.
Switzerland To Reach The Quarterfinals – 10/3
Although Switzerland have failed to reach the last eight of the World Cup in each of their last four attempts, they have made the Round of 16 in three of them and with them knocking on the quarterfinal door, it may finally open in Qatar.
A door that could potentially be guarded by guarded by Portugal and after beating Cristiano Ronaldo and company in the Nations League in June, lightning may strike twice if they meet again in early December.
Switzerland World Cup Group
- Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon
- 28 November 2022 16:00 – Brazil vs Switzerland
- 2 December 2022 19:00 – Serbia vs Switzerland
Switzerland 2022 World Cup Squad
Here are the players who will be heading to Qatar as part of the confirmed Switzerland 2022 World Cup squad.
- Goalkeepers: Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Kohn (RB Salzburg), Jonas Omlin (Montpellier), Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach)
- Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Manchester City), Eray Comert (Valencia), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino), Fabian Schar (Newcastle United), Silvan Widmer (Mainz)
- Midfielders: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz), Fabian Frei (Basel), Remo Freuler (Nottingham Forest), Ardon Jashari (Luzern), Fabian Rieder (Young Boys), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire), Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt), Renato Steffen (Lugano), Denis Zakaria (Chelsea), Michel Aebischer (Bologna)
- Forwards: Breel Embolo (Monaco), Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys), Noah Okafor (RB Salzburg), Haris Seferovic (Galatasaray), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg)
When it comes to the best players in the Swiss squad, the focus will largely be placed on Arsenal’s captain Granit Xhaka and although he is sometimes maligned in North London, he always gives absolutely everything for his country.
While although Xherdan Shaqiri may have slipped out of the consciousness of many Premier League observers, the now Chicago Fire midfielder is also known for finding an extra gear when competing in Swiss colours.
Add the attacking endeavour of talisman Haris Seferovic and with 25 goals to his name at the time of writing, he is the man that will carry the weight of a nation on his shoulders. However, that weight could be shared by Breel Embolo.
Admittedly Embolo has not quite hit the heights that many expected of him and with serious injuries halting his promising career trajectory, the World Cup will offer the platform to remind others of his talents.
Verdict: How Far Will Switzerland Go AT The 2022 World Cup?
Switzerland Group Qualification – 1/1
Although there is a case to be made for Switzerland making it to the last eight, I think they may have to make do with once again exiting in the Round of 16 and although previous tournaments should not hold too much of a precursor, it does at least give an indication of capabilities.
Which means although Group G will likely mimic what happened in Group E four years ago – that being Brazil and Switzerland both advancing, it will only mean one more game for Murat Yakin and his group. Which is why an entry into the knockout bracket at Evens, is definitely worth a look.