Singapore markets close in 7 hours 6 minutes
  • Straits Times Index

    3,159.36
    -15.51 (-0.49%)
     
  • Nikkei

    29,361.80
    -79.50 (-0.27%)
     
  • Hang Seng

    28,567.40
    -71.13 (-0.25%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,172.48
    +25.80 (+0.36%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    40,020.28
    -25.19 (-0.06%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    992.75
    -17.86 (-1.77%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,246.59
    -8.56 (-0.20%)
     
  • Dow

    34,299.33
    -94.42 (-0.27%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    14,072.86
    -101.29 (-0.71%)
     
  • Gold

    1,855.40
    -1.00 (-0.05%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    72.62
    +0.50 (+0.69%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.4990
    -0.0020 (-0.13%)
     
  • FTSE Bursa Malaysia

    1,579.95
    -1.42 (-0.09%)
     
  • Jakarta Composite Index

    6,089.04
    +8.65 (+0.14%)
     
  • PSE Index

    6,979.90
    +3.17 (+0.05%)
     

Wales vs Switzerland prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out?

·2-min read
Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka (AFP via Getty Images)
Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka (AFP via Getty Images)

Wales take on Switzerland in Baku on Saturday as both nations get their Euro 2020 campaigns under way.

The teams join Italy and Turkey in a tricky Group A, with Wales facing a tough task to reach the semi-finals as they did five years ago.

Switzerland were knocked out in the last 16 at Euro 2016, defeated by Poland in a penalty shootout, and like Wales will likely be contesting for one of the four best third-place finishes in the group stage to advance.

LIVE: Follow live coverage of Wales vs Switzerland at Euro 2020

Wales will be led by interim coach Robert Page here, standing in for Ryan Giggs as the former Manchester United winger prepares to face trial, accused of assault.

Here’s everything you need to know about the fixture.

When is it?

The match will kick off at 2pm BST on Saturday 12 June.

How can I watch it?

The game will air live on BBC One in Britain, with Welsh channel S4C providing free-to-air coverage as well.

What is the team news?

The majority of Wales’ best players should be fit here, including Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies and Dan James. The same applies to Switzerland, with Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri on call.

Confirmed line-ups

Wales: Ward; Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Allen, Morrell; Bale, Ramsey, James; Moore

Switzerland: Sommer, Mbabu, Elvedi, Akanji, Embolo, Freuler, Seferovic, Xhaka, Rodriguez, Schar, Shaqiri

Odds

Wales: 14/5

Draw: 21/10

Switzerland: 11/10

Prediction

Both sides will be desperate to avoid defeat, while simultaneously knowing that a win would put them in a great position to secure one of the four best third-place finishes and a spot in the last 16. The final score here might just be in between those results, however. Wales 1-1 Switzerland.

Read More

Wales vs Switzerland LIVE: Euro 2020 team news, line-ups and latest build-up today

Aaron Ramsey: Wales midfielder fully fit for Euro 2020, Robert Page insists

Gareth Bale not looking too far ahead as Wales prepare for Euro 2020 opener