Switzerland vs Qatar Live | International Friendlies | Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET | Venue: Stadio di Cornaredo (Lugano)
Qatar will serve as a test for Switzerland four days before La Nati faces Belgium in the crucial case of the League of Nations in the fight for first place in their respective group. The Swiss recovered after losing 2-1 to the Red Devils by surviving a test in Iceland a month ago in Reykjavik.
Haris Seferovic and Michael Lang were at the meeting in this competition during which the Swiss team played their standard 4-2-3-1 formation with Mario Gavranovic at the front of the line. We could probably see Vladimir Petkovic mix his team here a little and let his main stars, Xerdan Shaqiri, and Granit Xhaka, rest, who could only play the first half of the game or be replaced later. Obviously, the reverse meeting mentioned with Belgium (scheduled for Saturday) is of much greater importance for La Nati at this time.
Switzerland vs. Qatar: face to face
This will be the first confrontation between Switzerland and Qatar.
Switzerland vs Qatar: Prediction
The Maroons ended a three-game winning streak by losing 2-0 to Uzbekistan a month ago in Tashkent. The Spanish coach Félix Sánchez made some rotations in the team that had beaten Ecuador 4 to 3 days ago, but we can expect the best possible team for the visitors.
The November games against Switzerland and Iceland will be Qatar’s final attempts before the Asian Cup in January. You must pay attention to Almoez Ali, who defeated Ecuador in the 4-3 victory in October.
Sanchez will also want to see improvements in the defense efforts of his men, who have been quite downcast in recent outings. Qatar allowed five goals last month against Ecuador and Uzbekistan.
The quality is certainly on the Swiss side, but visitors will be much more motivated to obtain a result. That’s why we do not expect a victory in the margins of La Nati here.
Switzerland vs Qatar: tips
- Qatar +1.5 handicap @ 2.30 (13/10)
- Halftime draw at 2.70 (17/10)