Switzerland vs Austria Prediction: A draw looks the way to go here

 | Friday 7th June 2024, 10:30am

Friday 7th June 2024, 10:30am

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Switzerland welcome Austria to Kybunpark on Saturday afternoon (17:00, Premier Sports Player) in what is both side's final friendly before getting stuck into Euro 2024 action. 

They each head into this off the back of wins with the Swiss comfortably defeating Estonia 4-0, and Austria beating Serbia 2-1. I expect a tight affair here, as my Switzerland vs Austria prediction below would suggest. Read on also for team news and match odds.

Switzerland vs Austria Betting Tips

  • Draw and both teams to score @ 16/5
  • Zeki Amdouni anytime goalscorer @ 12/5

Switzerland vs Austria Odds

Switzerland are 11/8 to win here, giving them an implied probability of 42.1%. Austria are valued at 21/10, which gives them a 32.3% chance of victory. The draw can be backed at 11/5 (31.3%).

Both teams to score is on offer at 4/5 and over 2.5 goals is marketed at 11/10.

Team News

After coming off the bench to score against Estonia, Swiss attacker Zeki Amdouni will be pushing for a recall to the starting XI which should boost his chances of lining up in their Euro 2024 opener with Hungary.

Manuel Akanji and Fabian Schar could be rested here to be preserved for the Hungary clash with the former having had a hectic season with Manchester City and Schar having recently returned from injury.

After keeping a clean sheet last time out, Lorient goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo looks set to keep his place between the sticks but it still looks likely that he will have to play second fiddle to Gregor Kobel at the Euros.

Austria midfielder Florian Grillitsch is a doubt to feature after suffering a head knock against Serbia. Konrad Laimer is the most likely player to take his place in the XI, while the likes of Stefan Lainer and Andreas Weimann will be pushing for a chance to feature.

Draw and both teams to score @ 16/5

Both these teams are looking sharp with a week to go until Euro 2024 begins, and just like last time, I can see these two being popular dark horse choices. This looks to be a very interesting contest, and one I do feel is difficult to call.

There is plenty of quality in both squads, and given how well they performed in their last outings, I fancy them to cancel one another out here. I've gone for both teams to score to enhance the odds but also because there are good attacking players on both sides, but I would say that Switzerland do have the stronger options.

Regardless, I do think these are two teams to keep an eye on this summer and I think a tight affair here will add to that. A draw would be considered a good result by both teams as it would mean they head into the Euros unbeaten and will have each earned it from a tough opponent.

Draw and both teams to score at 16/5 Zeki Amdouni anytime goalscorer @ 12/5

Switzerland and Burnley attacker Amdouni was a key figure for Murat Yakin's side in qualifying for this tournament, scoring six goals in 10 matches. His first season at Turf Moor didn't go as well as he would have liked but when surrounded by better calibre of players in the national team we've seen how he can flourish.

He will have been disappointed at being named on the bench against Estonia, but I guess Yakin is trying to preserve him before the Euros begin. Amdouni will hope to start here and I can see that happening as Yakin may want to see how he fares against a tougher opponent.

I'm not expecting him to play the full 90 minutes as his manager will not want to risk him picking up an injury, but I think he will get more than enough time to score for the second successive match.  At 12/5, I think the forward offers excellent value to get on the scoresheet.

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