Sweden take on Switzerland in a battle of underdogs for a place in quarter finals of the FIFA World. The match takes place at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. The winner will take on either Colombia or England in the quarters.
Sweden came all this way preventing Netherlands and Italy to qualify to the World Cup and finishing top of their group consisting of Germany. Janne Andersson their head coach has worked wonders with the team,They are a well-drilled side and are defensively solid .
They play a typical 4-4-2 formation and their physically strong forwards are a great threat during counter attacks.
Switzerland are unbeaten at this World Cup they managed to hold Brazil to a 1-1 draw and followed in up with a win over Serbia marred with controversies. The Swiss possess some technically brilliant players and can be expected to hold the majority of the possession in this game.Sweden can be expected to be defensive and play of the counter attack.
Sweden – Forsberg, Granqvist
Switzerland – Shaqiri, Akanji
Predicted Line-ups and Score-line
Sweden (4-4-2) Olsen; Lustig – Lindelof-Granqvist -Augustinsson; Claesson, Svensson – Ekdal – Forsberg; Toivonen – Berg
Switzerland (4-2-3-1) Sommer; Lang -Djourou – Akanji – Rodriguez; Behrami -Xhaka; Shaqiri – Dzemaili – Embolo; Gavranovic
Prediction Sweden win 3-2