World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
After Euro 2016, we seem to have a new order among the European squads. There are some teams which are no longer considered unbeatable or legendary, and some other nations which are quickly evolving and turning into top-flight squads.
Switzerland is one of the latter – currently leading their qualifying group, ahead of a game against the Faroe Islands.
Switzerland vs Faroe Islands – 13/11/2016
Betting Odds At Online Bookmakers
FT Result: Switzerland 1.10 or 1/10 Draw 11.00 or 10/1 Faroe Islands 34.00 or 33/1
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 1.40 or 2/5 Under 2.87 or 15/8
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.62 or 13/8 No 1.44 or 4/9
On paper, the game seems like a walk in the park for the Swiss. They’ve won their first three league games, also beating their direct rivals (Portugal and Hungary) in the process, with 2-0 and 3-2 respectively.
They’ve also notched a narrow 2-1 win over Andorra, which does seem to show us that they tend to not take small teams very seriously.
We do think they’re able to win against any opposition, but they hardly seem like the squad who will put 6 goals past someone.
And the Faroe Islands are exactly the kind of small team which can pose problems. They’re sitting on 4 points at the moment, from 3 games: a disappointing 0-6 defeat against European Champions Portugal, a 0-0 draw against Hungary and a 2-0 away win in Latvia.
All in all, some good performances by the small nation, which surely won’t sell it’s skin cheaply in Switzerland. They are coming not only to limit the size of the scoreline but maybe even win a point.
Switzerland vs Faroe Islands Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we do back the Swiss to win this game, but we don’t think they will do so in a commanding manner. We expect them to score 3 or 4 goals maximum, so under 4,5 goals can be a good bet with slightly good odds.
A very good value bet is going Faroe over 0,5 goals, which is a huge odd for something fairly common – if Hungary and Andorra scored against the Swiss, Faroe should be able to do so as well.
Switzerland Win & Over 1.5 Goals 1st Half @ 1.83 or 5/6 with ComeOn
Switzerland Win & Both To Score @ 3.30 or 23/10 with ComeOn