England vs Switzerland Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News

England vs Switzerland Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Euro 2024

England vs Switzerland Preview

  • Tournament: Euro 2024
  • Date: Saturday, 6th July
  • Kick-off Time: 05:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena

England national football team will go head-to-head in their quarter-final of the Euro 2024 campaign when they take on the Switzerland national football team at the Merkur Spiel-Arena. The Three Lions are expected to book their spot in the semi-finals despite a sluggish start to the summer tournament.

England will aim for a positive outcome on Saturday against an unbeaten side in their last eight international games this calendar year. Gareth Southgate’s side have made a disheartening start to the campaign, registering only four goals in four games. They haven’t shown anything that suggests they could get past a Swiss side who have been phenomenal this summer. England’s performance has caused an uproar among the fans, with much of the discontent directed towards the manager.

As for Switzerland, they are coming off a 2-0 victory over Euro 2020 champions Italy to book their spot in the quarter-finals for the second time in the competition’s history. But they have a poor head-to-head record against England and will be bracing themselves for a monumental challenge in this knockout tie.

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England vs Switzerland Team News

England National Football Team News

England squad
Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane (Credits: Getty)

Manager Gareth Southgate named Luke Shaw in England’s last game on the bench against Slovakia but he couldn’t play a part in this tie. After an underwhelming display from Trent Alexander-Arnold in his last game, Kobbie Mainoo has paired up with Declan Rice in the center of midfield, with Jude Bellingham occupying the No.10 spot. Defender Marc Guéhi who will be unavailable through suspension has been one of England’s best players in this tournament. Ezri Konsa is the leading contender to take Guéhi’s role.

Switzerland National Football Team News

Switzerland Squad
From Left to Right: Michel Aebischer, Kwadwo Duah, Ruben Vargas and Granit Xhaka (Getty Images)

Switzerland will be boosted with the return of Silvan Widmer who served a one-match suspension in the tie against Italy. Other than that, Manager Murat Yakin will name an unchanged starting XI for Saturday’s tie against England.

England vs Switzerland Predicted Line-ups

England Predicted Playing XI: Jordan Pickford (GK); Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ezri Konsa, Kieran Trippier; Kobbie Mainoo, Declan Rice; Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden; Harry Kane (C)

Switzerland Predicted Playing XI: Yann Sommer (GK); Fabian Schär, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez; Silvan Widmer, Remo Freuler, Granit Xhaka (C), Michel Aebischer; Dan Ndoye, Breel Embolo, Ruben Vargas

England vs Switzerland Head-to-Head Record

The two sides have faced off 27 times in the past, with England winning a whopping 19 times and losing only thrice. The other five games ended in a draw.

Last 5 H2H Results

  • England 2-1 Switzerland – International Friendly – March 26, 2022
  • Switzerland 0-0 England – UEFA Nations League – June 9, 2019
  • England 1-0 Switzerland – International Friendly – September 11, 2018
  • England 2-0 Switzerland – UEFA European Championship – September 8, 2015
  • Switzerland 0-2 England – UEFA European Championship – September 4, 2014

Key Players to Watch in England vs Switzerland

Jude Bellingham (England)

Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham (Credits: Getty)

The Real Madrid attacker scored England’s match-winner in The Three Lions opening game against Serbia. Jude Bellingham was instrumental in leading Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League trophies. Last season, the Englishman scored 23 goals for Los Blancos across all competitions. Bellingham is one of the standout performers of Euro 2024, despite England’s flat start to the summer competition.

Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)

Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka (Getty Images)

The General will earn his 130th cap for Switzerland as he’ll try to guide Rossocrosiati into their second-ever Euro Quarter-finals. Xhaka seems in form for Switzerland as the midfielder has already won two MOTMs at the Euro 2024. Several factors will decide Switzerland’s fate in this year’s Euros and their captain’s performance will be among them.

England vs Switzerland Prediction

The English national football team are coming off a 2-1 win over Slovakia in the round of 16 clash of the Euro 2024 campaign. The Three Lions qualified with five points to the knockout rounds after three games. Their journey to the knockout rounds was anything but smooth and have been one of the biggest underperformers in this tournament. England will struggle to go past Switzerland who have been phenomenal in this summer tournament.

On the other hand, The Swiss national football team have endured an impressive spell at the European Championship as the underdogs marked their second-ever quarter-final appearance in the competition. They have the potential to create a lot of chances in the final third and could get past England who have been massively underperforming throughout this competition. Although, the Swiss have a relatively poor record against England.

Predicted Score: England 3-2 Switzerland 

Where to Watch England vs Switzerland Live?

QWhere to watch England vs Switzerland live in India?

The England vs Switzerland game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch the England vs Switzerland game live in the UK?

The game between England and Switzerland will be live on Channel 4 in the UK.

Q. Where to watch England vs Switzerland in the USA?

The match between England and Switzerland will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch the England vs Switzerland game in England?

The England vs Switzerland game will be live across BBC TV Sport, and ITV UK for England fans.

Q. Where to watch England vs Switzerland live in Switzerland?

The England vs Switzerland game will be available on SRG SSR for Swiss fans.

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