EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Gibraltar vs Switzerland Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Gibraltar vs Switzerland kick off? Monday 18th November, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Gibraltar vs Switzerland being played? Victoria Stadium

What TV channel is Gibraltar vs Switzerland on? This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football (red button)

Where can I stream Gibraltar vs Switzerland? This match will be streamed live on the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Gibraltar vs Switzerland? Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on the day of the match

THE TEAM NEWS

GIBRALTAR

  • After competing extremely well in their last two matches where they lost by the odd goal against Kosovo in a friendly and Georgia in a qualifier, Gibraltar struggled badly on Friday as they were comprehensively beaten 6-0 in Copenhagen by Denmark.
  • Goalkeeper Kyle Goldwin endured a difficult evening against Denmark as he was at fault for a couple of the goals though the veteran should keep his place unless Head coach Julio César Ribas decides to use this match as an opportunity to blood 23-year-old Dayle Coleing.
  • Regular left-back Jayce Olivero will miss this match through suspension so that means they have to make at least one enforced change but Ribas will be reluctant to make further changes and risk weakening them any more.

SWITZERLAND

  • Switzerland know that they will qualify for EURO 2020 as long as they avoid defeat in Gibraltar but they will be keen to progress in style as they look to earn their third consecutive match and clean sheet.
  • They beat Georgia 1-0 on Friday night as boss Vladimir Petkovic named a strong team that included Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, although as has so often been the case, they do not possess great firepower or creativity.
  • Atalanta’s Remo Freuler and Norwich’s Josip Drmic will both miss out through injuries but it is fair to say that they still possess plenty of quality in their ranks to ensure they get the victory as an absolute minimum.

THE PREDICTION

Gibraltar were woeful on Friday night against Denmark in the 6-0 defeat and they face another motivated side in Switzerland who need a positive result. While the Swiss do not possess the same level of quality as the Danes in terms of creativity, they should still have more than enough overall to grind the win out and keep a clean sheet. Goals may be harder to come by but their strength from set pieces can make the difference and see them pick up a comfortable win to reach EURO 2020.

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