England have been heavily criticized after the match against Norway even though they won it 1-0, but even with Rooney as captain they just don’t look as a European power, a thing which Roy Hodgson intends to change starting with the Euro 2016 qualifications. The Three Lions start the qualifications against a Switzerland side that impressed in Brazil and wants to do the same in France.
Switzerland’s road in European championships is opposed to those in World Cup tournaments where they have been a constant presence as opposed to only three Euro participations. The bad news from their camp is that goalkeeper Diego Benaglio has retired from national duties to focus more on his club, but assured that Vladimir Petkovic will have no problem replacing him with someone much younger. “We’ve got a great group and the Swiss team has a lot of quality and potential in the goalkeeper position,” he said. “The fact two more of our goalkeepers have moved to Bundesliga sides this summer demonstrates that.”
England’s quest towards Euro glory starts with getting their own supporters back; who are not attending matches due to being upset by the lack of results. Regardless of that fact, England have always been counted among the football powerhouses even if only by the name. Roy Hodgson stated that his intentions are to shuffle the starting elven and maybe put Sterling in a more attacking role to see the goals coming. Jack Colback will be the one missing on Monday because of a calf injury sustained in training, while also confirming that Gary Cahill will play despite getting a knock in the match against Norway.
888sport has an outright England win at 2.75, Switzerland at 2.65 and a draw is at 3.10. Both teams to score is at 2.25, and England to score in the second half is at 2.10. Switzerland to win at least one half is at 1.90, and we’re betting 7 units on England to score an odd number of goals at 2.20 with the same bookie.
Switzerland: Team’s Formation
England: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
England to score odd number of goals