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Switzerland’s Dominance Continues In FIFA’s Qualifying Round

Switzerland’s Dominance Continues In FIFA’s Qualifying Round

Match Preview: Switzerland VS. Iceland
Match Date: 09 September 2013 (local time)
Venue: Berne
 

World Cup bets may pick group leader, Switzerland as favorite over Iceland. The team has never lost in any of its qualifying match and presents a strong possibility of a booking a flight to Brazil soon.

 

What the numbers tell

The numbers speak well of the teams’ performance during the qualifying round and needless to say, the statistics prove the readiness of Ottmar Hitzfeld and his men.
 

As mentioned, the team never lost a single match. Out of the 6 encounters that they went through, they won 4 and drew twice.

 

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On the other hand, Iceland is likewise performing well in the pitch. They won thrice and lost thrice. Currently, they occupy the table’s 3rd spot and is just a notch ahead of Norway.
 

The previous encounter
Switzerland may be sitting comfortably on top of the group, but overconfidence has no room in this match.

 

Their previous encounter almost ended in a stalemate, thanks to Tranquillo Barnetta and Mario Gavranović ‘s second-half goals.

 

The late rally readily exemplifies Iceland’s impenetrable defence and for sure, the Swiss can expect the same defence wall.

 

Between the two, the victory meant more for Iceland. Should they win, they will immediately overcome another formidable club in the group, Albania.

 

As far as Switzerland is concerned, winning is only a bonus. Whether they win, draw or even lose, they will still remain on the top spot of the table.

 

What to expect
Aside from the fact that Switzerland is most likely to win, supporters can expect a defence-driven match. Both teams will try to deny or prevent each other from scoring.

 
Photo Credit: Football Friends

 

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