Top meets bottom in Nations League action as Spain host Switzerland. The Red Crosses trail Luis Enrique’s troops, Germany and Ukraine and need all three points if they are to realistically challenge for qualification. Elsewhere, La Roja drew with the four-time world champions and thumped Andriy Shevchenko’s troops 4-0 in their two matches to date.
Where and when: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid – 10 October, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Spain vs. Switzerland: Sky Sports Football
Last time: Defenders Alvaro Odriozola and Ricardo Rodriguez netted during a final tune up ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Spain v Switzerland Predictions and Preview
Enrique’s squad includes a host of familiar faces with David De Gea and Kepa Arrizabalaga selected between the sticks. The Manchester United custodian is the undisputed number one for his country and is ahead of emerging talent Dean Henderson at club level.
Deputy Arrizabalaga has lost his place for Chelsea to Edouard Mendy and will review the situation in January with one eye on the European Championship next summer.
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Flying full-back Sergio Reguilon is in line to feature. The new Spurs recruit has settled in seamlessly in the Premier League and is a constant threat down the left flank. The Madrid native is 11/1 to notch anytime and is in direct competition with Jose Gaya for a permanent role.
Thiago Alcantara is missing as the Liverpool ace continues his recovery from COVID-19 with Rodri, Dani Ceballos and Fabian Ruiz battling it out to partner Sergio Busquets. Ceballos has shone under the guidance of Mikel Arteta, while Napoli playmaker Ruiz is admired by a host of heavyweight clubs on the continent. Ruiz is 19/5 to strike anytime, while Ceballos is 4/1 in the same betting.
Teen sensation Ansu Fati first hit the headlines last term but is a fully fledged regular for Barcelona this campaign. The winger has already struck on three occasions from as many appearances and memorably scored on his international debut last month. The 17-year-old is 15/4 to open proceedings and La Roja are 4/11 to emerge triumphant.
Visitors Switzerland have a lot of experience in the ranks with Yann Sommer, Granit Xhaka, Rodriguez and Fabian Schar. Vladimir Petković will task Haris Seferovic with troubling Sergio Ramos and Pau Torres and the burly hitman is an attractive 10/1 to register first and Admir Mehmedi is 15/1. The Red Crosses are 15/2 to claim the spoils and the draw is 15/4.
One to watch for Spain: Rodrigo linked up with La Roja fresh from scoring his debut goal for Leeds in the clash with Manchester City. The former Valencia attacker is 15/4 to bag first.
One to watch for Switzerland: Cedric Itten is versatile and will offer Seferovic both competition and support. The Rangers forward can play anywhere across the front-line and is 11/1 to chalk up the final effort.
Long shot: Switzerland do not play the same expressive brand of football as their weekend opponents, but are dependable, and always qualify for major tournaments. The Red Crosses are well organised, and kept five clean sheets from 10 matches in 2019 and rarely get outclassed. A 0-0 outcome is available at 12/1.