By William Hill
Last Updated: 12th September 2018
- Tuesday 11th September
- Kick-off: 8:00pm BST
- Stadium: King Power Stadium, Leicester
- Live on Sky Sports Main Event
The Three Lions have never in their history lost four games in succession. Are we tipping another defeat for Gareth Southgate’s men in our England vs Switzerland predictions? Find out below.
England vs Switzerland predictions
The William Hill England vs Switzerland betting odds consider the Three Lions as the 3/4 favourites, with the draw available at 13/5 and the Swiss priced up at 15/4.
There are still tickets available for this King Power international friendly and the cynical may deem that the first call-ups of Leicester duo Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray at least partly have the motive of selling out the home of the Foxes.
Despite England being on their worst losing streak since Euro 1988 – if including extra time – the rumour mill is suggesting that Southgate will make nine changes from the team that were beaten 2-1 by Spain. Harry Kane and John Stones are the pair believed to be retaining their places.
Danny Welbeck is tipped to partner Kane up top, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fabian Delph will take up the most advanced central midfield positions.
Confidence must be high in the visiting camp following the Swiss’ 6-0 UEFA Nations League triumph over Iceland.
Yet history suggests a victory is an unlikely outcome, seeing as die Nationalmannschaft haven’t beaten England since a World Cup qualifier in 1981 – their only win in the last 21 meetings between these two.
Head to head (most recent first): England 2-0 Switzerland, Switzerland 0-2 England, England 2-2 Switzerland, Switzerland 1-3 England, England 2-1 Switzerland, England 3-0 Switzerland
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Free betting tips: England vs Switzerland predictions
Prediction: England to score exactly one goal – odds @ 17/10
If there’s one thing that England are reliable for when facing Switzerland, it’s scoring. After all, they’ve done so in 22 of the last 24 head-to-heads and all since a goalless draw in 1977.
However, Vladimir Petkovic’s men are not typically the most giving in front of goal. They’ve conceded two or more once across their last 11 fixtures. Spain and Brazil are among the teams to have been kept to just a single goal.
This is why the Three Lions scoring exactly once is among our best England vs Switzerland predictions.
Scorer: James Tarkowski to score first – betting @ 33/1
All of our Enhanced Odds for this friendly rely on England goals. Chief among them is a boost from 6/1 to 7/1 on England winning by three or more goals.
During the World Cup, no England player had more goal attempts in the box than Harry Maguire, with John Stones fourth on this list.
Tarkowski is the top-scoring defender in the Premier League this season with two goals and can offer a similar threat from set pieces as the Leicester man, who he’s likely to replace in Southgate’s starting line-up.
At the prices, the Burnley centre half is certainly a value betting pick within the England vs Switzerland odds to break the deadlock.
Best Bet: England: Over two corners in each half tipped @ 9/5
Added to the England vs Switzerland betting markets are a substantial number of #YourOdds offerings.
Among them are odds relating to how many corners England will win at the King Power. The Three Lions are averaging eight per game across their last three home friendlies with Italy, Nigeria and Costa Rica.
Therefore, it seems a strong England vs Switzerland prediction that Southgate’s side will get at least three in each half here.
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- This will be the 25th meeting between these two teams, with England winning 16 and
losing just three (D5).
- The Three Lions are undefeated in 10 games played against Switzerland in England (including
neutral venues), winning six and drawing four.
- This match will be just the second time Leicester has hosted an England international. The other was in June 2003 when Sven-Goran Eriksson’s men beat Serbia and Montenegro 2-1 in a friendly.
- England have lost just one of their last 19 home internationals played at venues other than Wembley (W15 D3 L1), a 0-1 friendly defeat to Spain in February 2007 at Old Trafford.