The 2023 Women’s World Cup is in full swing, and as we enter the knockout stages, we have an intriguing match-up that defies conventional predictions. Switzerland has once again reached the last-16 stage in the Women’s World Cup, repeating their achievement from the 2015 edition. This time, their success can be attributed to their disciplined and well-structured team.
Their campaign began with a confident 2-0 victory over the Philippines, followed by a hard-fought goalless draw against Norway on Matchday Two, securing a crucial point. Another 0-0 draw against New Zealand ensured their passage to the last-16 and resulted in an early exit for the tournament co-hosts. Switzerland’s recent form shows their resilience, as they have drawn seven of their last ten internationals, with just one win and one loss, proving to be a tough team to defeat even if they struggle to secure victories.
Impressively, Switzerland is among the three teams in the tournament yet to concede a goal. Their solid defense will be crucial as they aim to make history by reaching the quarter-finals of a major tournament for the first time.
On the other side, Spain made a strong start to their campaign, securing a convincing 3-0 victory over Costa Rica in their opening match, followed by a commanding 5-0 win against Zambia on Matchday Two. Already having secured their spot in the last-16 with a game to spare, they sought to claim the top spot in Group C during their meeting with Japan in Wellington.
However, the match turned out to be a forgettable one for La Roja, as Japan capitalized on clinical counter-attacks to race to a three-goal lead before halftime. Eventually, Japan added a fourth goal in the second half, condemning Jorge Vilda’s side to a heavy 4-0 defeat and settling them in second place in the group.
Having suffered group-stage elimination in 2015 and a last-16 exit in 2019, Spain is determined to make history by reaching the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.
Switzerland Possible Line Up
Thalmann – Aigbogun, Buhler, Stierli, Maritz – Sow, Walti, Reuteler – Piubel, Bachmann, Crnogorcevic
Spain Possible Line Up
Misa – Batlle, Codina, Ivana, Carmona – Bontmati, Duenas, Putellas – Paralluelo, Hermoso, Caldentey
Where to watch
FOX, Telemundo, IVT1, STV Scotland, TSN1, TSN4,
TSN5, FIFA WWC CH01
Fubo, Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app, ITVX, STV Player, Optus Sport, Viu TV
Spain and Switzerland are both formidable teams, but Spain holds a clear advantage heading into this match. According to the world rankings, Spain sits at an impressive sixth position, while Switzerland is ranked 20th. Additionally, Spain has shown better form in recent months, securing victories in four out of their last five matches. In contrast, Switzerland has struggled, managing only one win in their last five matches.
Considering these factors, I anticipate Spain will emerge victorious in this contest, but it may be a closely fought match. The final score could potentially be something like 2-1 or 3-2 in favor of Spain.
Our Expert Tipster Suggest:
Spain – (-1)
Total Goal – (over 2.25)
This is just a prediction made by analyzing the data gathered for both teams. Let this articles serves as a guide. You are still responsible for the final decision.