Switzerland - Lithuania

Under / Over
Pick: Over 3,25 goals
Odds: 1.78
Stake: 1

Match date: 28/03/2021

Switzerland and Lithuania play today in St. Gallen at 8.45 pm CET Group C qualifier match for 2022. World Cup in Qatar. For Switzerland, this is the second match after beating Bulgaria 3:1 as guests in the first round three day ago, while this is Lithuania's first match. Italy, Northern Ireland and Bulgaria are also in this group, the first goes directly to the World Cup, and in the case of the same number of points, a better goal-difference decides.

Switzerland beat Bulgaria 3:1 in Sofia three days ago in an unusual match in which they led 3:0 until the 12th minute. After that, the team of coach Vladimir Petković didn't spend too much energy to be ready and rested to welcome Lithuania, believing in another sure and big victory.

The tactics of the Swiss will not change, they will attack from the first minute because they are far better and offensively more powerful than Lithuania, which is an outsider in this group. In the 3-4-3 formation, Seferović, Shaqiri and Embolo are expected to play in the home team attack, and Freuler and G. Xhaka in the middle with the support of Zuber and Mbabu on the wings.

Swiss are unbeaten in their last 15 qualifiers at home, winning 11 of these and also keeping 11 clean sheets during this solid sequence too and also recorded a convincing 4:0 win in their last meeting at home against Lithuania.

As it was free in the first round, Lithuania played a friendly match in Kosovo three days ago and lost 0:4. The defense of Lithuania played desperately bad, and the attackers, despite several good opportunities, didn't score a single goal.

Coach Valdas Urbonas was very angry after the game, although he mixed line-up and the positions of his players a lot, so that is the reason for this heavy defeat. But Lithuania can hardly do better against Switzerland, they will be limited to defense and try to make something from counter-attacks.

- This is our start to qualifying for the World Cup, a really serious and strong opponent is waiting. Of course, if you were to compare the Swiss national team, you could say that it is a well-coordinated Swiss watch, which is really optimally tuned. The team attacks well, defends well and finds weaknesses, it is quite difficult to find where to impose your play, but regardless, in every match, we will try to fight and make it not easy for opponents. A lot will depend on the psychological mood, but I hope we will play with honor today - said coach Urbonas before the match.

Lithuania had actually lost just one of their preceding seven matches in all competitions, which included wins against Albania, Estonia, Faroe Islands and Kazakhstan, but today they face a very different prospect in the shape of Switzerland Also, Lithuania have failed to win any of their last seven World Cup qualifiers matches overall, losing six of these, while on their travels, Lithuania have just one win out of their last 14 matches which came in the match against Liechtenstein (2:0). That result has been Lithuania’s only clean sheet in their last 14 away matches in World Cup qualifiers.

Who will win this match should have no doubt, that it will be Switzerland. They don't have to calculate because they don't have any more qualifying matches in March and they want to have a better goal difference than Italy. When it comes to betting, there is a doubt about handicap or goals. Three goals differences for Switzerland or more than three goals, let them be goals.

LOST Score: 1:0 Profit: -1
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