This will be the weekend of the Champions League finals, but besides this, we will have many friendly international games. The World Cup qualifications will take place next week and all teams are trying to raise their form or to maintain it, playing with opponents who are not their rivals in the groups.
The game between Switzerland and Belarus will be the first of many to come and we are going to make a preview and our prediction for this meeting which is going to be held at Stade de la Maladiere at Neuchatel.
Although it is a friendly game, we do not expect an open and attractive game, but instead a decent competitive match between two sides who don't have many things in common.
Switzerland News And Form
So far the selection led by coach Vladimir Petkovic has 5 straight victories. They are at the top of the group B in World Cup qualification, with 15 points and a convincing goal difference of 10 scored goals and only 3 allowed. This is the main strengths of this team, hard defence, and a solid attack and in the last 9 games they played, 7 ended with under 2.5 goals. Tho home team is excellent when playing in Switzerland and in the last three encounters they haven't conceded a goal. So far, they are one of the best teams in the World Qualifications, and it will be quite a surprise if they do not reach the World Cup Tournament in Russia.
Possible Lineup: Sommer,Hadergjonaj,Elvedi, Klose, Moubandje,G.Fernandes, E.Fernandes,Zuber, Shaqiri, Sow,Mehmedi
Belarus News And Form
Meanwhile among the Belarus team, the situation is totally opposite. They have 3 straight defeats in which they haven't scored. In those three games they conceded 8 goals and Belarus is in terrible shape at the moment. After 5 games in Group A, they are next to the last with only two points and without a single victory with a lousy goal difference, 2 scored and 10 allowed goals. When we look all groups in qualifications only San Marino and Liechtenstein have worser attack. That is something pretty humiliating for the Easter European nation.
Possible Lineup:Chernik,Sachykwa, Filipenko, Burko, Sivakow,Bykov, Savitski,Balanovich, Drahun, Gordiechuk,Lapstew
Head to head
The last time these two sides met, was almost 19 years ago in the qualifications for European Championship. In both games Switzerland won, scoring 3 goals in total and not conceding at all.
It is obvious who is the favourite in this one and you do not have to look for our support regarding that. The odds are not generous on this outcome, so we would play Switzerland to score in both halves and one other possible solution is Belarus not to score tonight.
Final Outcome: Switzerland wins
Goals: Belarus Not To Score
Goals: Switzerland To Score In Both Halftimes