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

THE FACTS

When does Switzerland vs Georgia kick off? Friday 15th November, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Switzerland vs Georgia being played? Kybunpark

What television channel is Switzerland vs Georgia on? Sky have the rights to UEFA European Qualifiers matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Switzerland vs Georgia? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

What was the score when the teams last met? Georgia 0-2 Switzerland

THE TEAM NEWS

SWITZERLAND

  • Switzerland boosted their position with a 2-0 win in their crucial clash with Republic of Ireland last month and a win on Friday would all but seal qualification with Ireland and Denmark playing each other in the final round.
  • Striker Josip Drmic has pulled out of the squad after picking up an injury in Norwich's match against Watford on Friday, with Cedric Itten called up in his place.
  • Fabian Schar, Admir Mehmedi and Breel Embolo, who all started against Ireland, miss out due to injury while Timm Klose, Xherdan Shaqiri and Steven Zuber remain sidelined.

Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Sommer; Elvedi, Comert, Akanji; Lichtsteiner, Zakaria, Xhaka, Freuler, Rodriguez; Ajeti, Seferovic

Unavailable: Shaqiri (Injured), Zuber (Injured), Klose (Injured), Schar (Injured), Embolo (Injured), Drmic (Injured), Gavranovic (Injured), Mehmedi (Injured)

Doubtful:

GEORGIA

  • Georgia can no longer qualify from the group despite their 3-2 win in Gibraltar last time out, which was their first result away from home in this campaign.
  • All the players who started against Gibraltar have been included in coach Vladimir Weiss' squad again, so it is likely to be a similar starting line-up.
  • Midfielders Tornike Okriashvili and Saba Lobzhanidze have pulled out of the squad due to injury while Giorgi Kvilitaia, who came on and scored against Gibraltar, is likely to be recalled up front ahead of Elguja Lobjanidze.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Loria; Kakabadze, Khotcholava, Grigalava, Navalovski; Kankava, Ananidze; Shengelia, Kharaishvili, Qazaishvili; Kvilitaia

Unavailable: Dvali (Injured), Mchedlidze (Injured), Okriashvili (Injured), Lobzhanidze (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Switzerland won 2-0 in the reverse fixture and Petkovic's side have also won to nil in their last two qualifiers at home. The Nati have greater quality and greater incentive to win than their opponents, who have struggled to score on their travels in this campaign, and that should show.

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