Spain's bid to win the tournament for a record fourth time will go through Switzerland when the teams square off Friday in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020. Spain and Germany are tied with three titles apiece, and the Germans were ousted by England in the round of 16. Spain, the world's sixth-ranked team, scored twice in extra time on Tuesday to beat Croatia 5-3. La Roja has won the title each time they have won their quarterfinal, but they face a 13th-ranked Swiss team that comes in off a massive upset of world champion France in a penalty shootout. The teams last met in an October UEFA Nations League matchup, with Spain taking a 1-0 victory.
Kickoff from Saint Petersburg is set for noon ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists Spain as the -162 money line favorite (risk $162 to win $100) in the latest Switzerland vs. Spain odds from William Hill Sportsbook, with Switzerland the +480 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in your Spain vs. Switzerland picks or Euro 2020 predictions, you need to see what European 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. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He's having a great Euro 2020 as well, with his picks generating over $800 in profit for $100 bettors through the group stage. Green has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Spain vs Switzerland. You can head to SportsLine now to see his Euro 2020 expert picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Switzerland vs Spain:
- Spain vs. Switzerland spread: Spain -0.5
- Spain vs. Switzerland over-under: 2.5 goals
- Spain vs. Switzerland moneyline: Switzerland +480, Spain -162, Draw +280
- ESP: Alvaro Morata scored 11 goals and had nine assists for Juventus
- SWI: Haris Seferovic put up 22 goals in 31 matches for Benfica
Why you should back Spain
Spain has found its offense over the past two games, scoring 10 goals after netting just one over the previous two. The Spaniards have not lost in their last 12 matches (6-6-0), outscoring opponents 28-9. Spain leads the tournament with 69 percent possession, and Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres and Gerard Moreno are among the squad's dangerous attackers. Spain has scored at least three goals five times on its 12-game run, including a 6-0 Nations League win against Germany in November. Spain now faces a Swiss team that has allowed eight goals over its past four games.
The attack's resurgence has coincided with the return of captain Sergio Busquets, who allows the team to control the ball with his passing skills and defensive prowess. He is joined by Atletico Madrid's Koke and Barcelona's Pedri. The talented unit could dominate the midfield battle with the Swiss missing standout Granit Xhaka. Switzerland has beaten Spain just once in 22 all-time meetings (1-5-16), and Spain is 4-2-1 in major tournament matches.
Why you should back Switzerland
The Swiss come in on a tremendous high after the stunning result against France. The attack came to life behind Hari Seferovic and Mario Gavranovic when the chips were down. They accounted for all three goals, with Seferovic confounding the French defense and scoring on two impressive headers. He has scored five goals in the past nine matches for the national team, while Gavranovic has six in his past eight.
Breel Embolo also is dangerous in attack and plays well off the skill of Seferovic. Spain's defense has been leaky at times and has yielded goals to the likes of Georgia, Kosovo and Greece in recent matches. It also allowed an average Croatian attack to storm back to tie Tuesday's match, so the Swiss should find opportunities. Xhaka is out on a yellow card suspension, and that will hurt Switzerland, but Denis Zakaria will take over and is a rising star and physical presence.
How to make Spain vs. Switzerland Euro 2020 picks
Green has taken a look at the Spain vs. Switzerland matchup from all angles, and he is leaning over on the goal total (2.5). He also has two strong best bets and in-depth analysis of this Euro 2020 quarterfinal matchup. He's only sharing those picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Switzerland vs. Spain? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Spain vs. Switzerland, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and find out.