Sweden v Switzerland: Who will win? (pre-match analysis)
July 3, 2018 06:47 AM NPT
Sweden v Switzerland
Sweden and Switzerland face off on Tuesday with the prospect on an unlikely quarter-final place and a potential meeting with England.
Both sides are in unfamiliar territory as they set their eyes firmly on the quarter-finals. For Sweden, it's been 24 years since they finished third at the 1994 World Cup, having failed to progress beyond the round of 16 since. The last time Switzerland reached a quarter-final was in 1954, when they were knocked out by Austria in a thriller that ended 7-5.
Sweden were surprise winners of their group after a 3-0 win against Mexico, while they were unlucky to lose to Germany as Toni Kroos hit a 95th minute winner.
Switzerland were also impressive in the group stages and secured an impressive draw against World Cup favourites Brazil.
These two are neck and neck, and as the odds suggest, it's hard to find any way to separate the two.