Nov 11, 2022
Nov 11, 2022

World Cup 2022: Switzerland preview

Everything you need to know about Switzerland's World Cup team

Who are the key players in Switzerland's squad?

What tactics will Switzerland use at World Cup 2022?

Switzerland stats and odds

World Cup 2022: Switzerland preview

Switzerland have been drawn in a tough group that features the world number one ranked team, Brazil. Will the Swiss be good enough to overcome Cameroon and European rivals Serbia to push themselves into the round of 16? Inform your World Cup 2022 predictions with the Switzerland team preview from Pinnacle.

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This will be the fifth consecutive World Cup appearance for Switzerland and their 12th overall.

They will be looking to at least match their round of 16 showing of four years ago.

The Swiss have been drawn in a tough-looking Group G, alongside five-time champions Brazil, European rivals Serbia, and Cameroon.

Read on to inform your predictions for Switzerland at World Cup 2022.

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World Cup 2022: Switzerland key stats

Manager: Murat Yakin

Key player: Granit Xhaka

FIFA World Ranking (at time of writing): 15th

Recent performances: World Cup 2018 – Round of 16, World Cup 2014 – Round of 16

Odds to win Group G: 7.000 (+600)*

Odds to win World Cup 2022: 100.730 (+9973)*

World Cup 2022: Switzerland schedule

All times listed are CET (Central European Time).

November 24, 11:00: Switzerland vs. Cameroon

November 28, 17:00: Brazil vs. Switzerland

December 2, 20:00: Serbia vs. Switzerland

World Cup 2022: How will Switzerland fare in Group G?

Switzerland finished top of their qualifying group, without losing a game, finishing above European champions Italy.

However, Brazil are expected to win Group G and it looks likely that Switzerland and Serbia will battle it out to see who will collect second place and advance to the knockout stage.

The Swiss start with a clash against group underdogs Cameroon and a win will put Murat Yakin’s men in a strong position.

World Cup 2022: An analysis of Switzerland's squad

Switzerland have an experienced squad that includes a number of players who have had Champions League and Europa League experience with their club sides.

Xhaka has impressed this season

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer, who plays in the Bundesliga for Borussia Mönchengladbach, will be the first choice between the posts.

Torino’s Ricardo Rodriguez has won 100 caps for Switzerland and is likely to be joined in the Swiss back line by the likes of Newcastle United’s Fabian Schär and Sommer’s club mate Nico Elvedi.

Captain Granit Xhaka has had an impressive season to date for Arsenal and will be a crucial figure in the middle of the park, while Monaco’s Breel Embolo looks to be the first choice to start up front.

World Cup 2022: What tactics will Switzerland use?

Yakin usually favours a 4-2-3-1 formation, which was used in Switzerland’s last two Nations League games – wins over Spain and Czech Republic.

Skipper Xhaka has been partnered by Remo Freuler in defensive midfield positions, while Augsburg’s Ruben Vargas will be one of those players expected to create magic in the forward positions.

World Cup 2022: Is there value in Switzerland's odds?

Switzerland’s tournament experience could give them the edge over Serbia and their price of 2.050 (+105)* to qualify for the knockout stage looks like good value.

Meanwhile, the Swiss can be backed at 1.666 (-150)* to collect over 3.5 points during the group stage.

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