The England national team looks to continue its dominance on Saturday when it faces Switzerland in an international friendly match at Wembley Stadium in London. Both teams will be taking the pitch for the first time in 2022 as they gear up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They both went unbeaten in World Cup Qualifying to win their groups, and they have eight months to get ready for the tournament. The draw for the Qatar 2022 World Cup is April 1, and the tournament starts Nov. 21. England has not lost in its past 20 games (16-4-0) and it also is unbeaten in its past 12 against the Swiss (9-3-0). But Switzerland has not lost in its past 11 (4-7-0) and just won a World Cup Qualifying group that included Euro 2020 champion Italy.
Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET. The latest England vs. Switzerland odds from Caesars Sportsbook list England as the -150 favorite (risk $150 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line. Switzerland is a +500 underdog, a draw is priced at +240 and the over-under for total goals is 2.5. Before making any Switzerland vs. England picks or soccer predictions, you have to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the England vs. Switzerland matchup from every angle and just locked in his coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Switzerland vs. England:
- England vs. Switzerland spread: England -0.5 (-145)
- England vs. Switzerland over-under: 2.5 goals
- England vs. Switzerland 90 minute money line: England -150, Switzerland +500, Draw +240
- ENG: England has amassed 31 goals in its past eight matches.
- SWI: Switzerland has conceded just two goals in its past eight.
Why you should back England
The Three Lions have high hopes for the upcoming World Cup, and they have tons of talent to choose from to field a devastating lineup. They outscored their opponents by an eye-popping 39-3 in their 10 Cup qualifiers, with Harry Kane scoring 12 in eight starts. Kane has 20 goals for Tottenham this season in all games, and he is far from the only top-flight attacking option. Raheem Sterling, who has 14 goals with Manchester City, and Bukayo Saka, who has 10 goals for Arsenal but will be out Saturday with COVID, also will play prominent roles going forward.
Players in friendly matches can lack passion, but the likes of Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Ollie Watkins and Emile Smith Rowe will be trying to get attention. The battle for starting spots is fierce, and that should provide all the motivation the players need. England has not allowed a goal in a friendly match at Wembley since 2018, and Switzerland has not scored in the past four meetings. The Swiss also are dealing with numerous key injuries and will be missing star striker Haris Seferovic, midfielder Denis Zakaria and No. 1 goalkeeper Yann Sommer on Saturday.
Why you should back Switzerland
The Swiss come in with confidence after finishing atop a World Cup qualifying group that included four-time world champion Italy. Switzerland allowed just two goals in the eight qualifiers, and it can put out a strong starting 11 despite some injuries. The attack features Granit Xhaka of Arsenal and veteran Xherdan Shaqiri, who scored his first goal for Chicago Fire in MLS on Saturday. He has made previous stops at Liverpool and Bayern Munich in his career. They have combined for 38 goals in 198 appearances and are hard-nosed players who hound opponents.
The leadership of captain Xhaka and vice-captain Shaqiri has a big effect on the team, along with their ability to draw fouls and frustrate opponents. Atalanta's Remo Freuler also brings a tireless work ethic to midfield, and Nico Elvedi of Borussia Monchengladbach anchors the back line.
How to make Switzerland vs. England picks
Green has analyzed the Switzerland vs. England match from all sides, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also provides his two confident best bets, with one that would bring a plus-money payout, and has a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his expert picks at SportsLine.
So who wins England vs. Switzerland on Saturday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Switzerland vs. England match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated well over $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.