Switzerland vs England Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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With the Champions League final contingent likely to return to the starting XI, Al Hain-Cole expects Southgate's men to prove too strong for the Nati

England and Switzerland will be looking to end their Nations League campaigns on a high when they meet at the Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques in Sunday’s third place play-off.

Billed as tournament favourites going into the semi-finals, the Three Lions suffered an extra-time defeat against the Netherlands in a tightly-contested encounter.

Latest odds

Having lost just one of the 15 previous encounters between this pair, they are 9/10 (1.90) favourites with 888Sport to claim the bronze medal by coming out on top.

Vladimir Petkovic’s team were beaten by a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick in their semi-final loss against Portugal, but can be backed at 3/1 (4.00) to put that behind them with a morale-boosting victory in Guimaraes.

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Just one of the most recent seven meetings between the sides has resulted in a draw, but there are odds of 9/2 (5.50) available on this one heading into extra-time following a deadlocked 90 minutes.

Team news

Left out of the starting line-up on Thursday due to their involvement in the Champions League final, Liverpool and Tottenham players Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane will all be vying for inclusion.

With no new injuries to contend with, the Nati are likely to field the same XI that put in a competitive performance against Portugal.

Preview

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While Ronald Koeman felt comfortable to start Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum despite their Champions League heroics, Gareth Southgate may regret not calling upon the likes of Kane, Alli and Henderson from the start in the semi-finals.

He will certainly back a full strength side to bounce back with a victory considering their form in the Nations League group stages, as well as their strong record against an opponent they beat as recently as eight games ago.

Predictions

With Switzerland having lost five of their previous 10 fixtures, those 9/10 (1.90) odds seem generous on England restoring some pride by signing off with a win on Sunday.

Betting Banner - Best Bet England to win at 9/10 (1.90) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport

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