Switzerland Vs Romania Preview
The Switzerland vs Romania Preview is online, as they meet on Euro 2024 qualifiers round at Swisspor arena in June 19, 2023. Being in the top of Group I both Switzerland and Romania will seek to maintain and rise their position as a leading contender in Euro 2024 qualification when they meet on Monday.
After defeating Andorra, Swiss returns to home where they will extend their advantage over the visitors to five points. Switzerland may have made it three wins from their three fixtures when they visited Andorra on Friday night, but their inability to finish for some concern for their fans.
The road to European championship qualifications is to be straightforward for a nation regularly found in knockout stage of major finals. The Nati’s two goal advantage was unexpectedly halved as they ultimately had settled for a 2-1 victory. Wales had a victory over Armenia with 2-4 in the Euro 2024 qualifiers round.
Murat Yakin’s men had already beaten Belarus and Israel in the two games to reach the summit of Group I and they have guareented in Germany next summer, they are odds-on favourites to qualify. France had a victory over Gibraltar with 3-0 on Euro 2024 qualifiers round on friday meetings.
After making the quarter finals of Euro 2020 and the last 16 five years earlier in France, The Swiss public are expectant, even if their team missed out on the year’s UEFA nations League finals.
Taking care of Andorra and Belarus in the March international period, Romania cameup in their third Euro 2024 qualifiers on Friday, they failed to breakdown Kosova in Pristina. England had the victory over Malta with 4-0 in Euro 2024 qualifiers round on friday’s meetings
Even so, Romania’s only defeat since the start of the 2022-23 season came in a friendly against Slovenia, though they could not do enough to overcome a slow start and avoid relegation to the third tier of the Nations League.
After making a more promising start in European Championship qualifying, Edward Iordanescu’s side now face probably their toughest test of the campaign, away to the clear group favourites.
Team News and Injury
In the absence of Breel Embolo – who has been struggling with a knee problem for several months – Basel forward Zeki Amdouni should again start for Switzerland, having taken his tally to three goals from four senior appearances on Friday night.
A strong starting XI failed to sweep aside Andorra in the manner expected, so Murat Yakin could make some changes to his side on Monday, with Haris Seferovic and Fabian Schar perhaps the strongest contenders for promotion from the bench.
As ever, experience is plentiful within the Nati this week, as captain Granit Xhaka, Torino defender Ricardo Rodriguez and 113-cap forward Xherdan Shaqiri all feature in a familiar squad.
Romania’s attempts to freshen up the national team will see a younger group travel to Lausanne, though 30-year-old midfielder Nicolae Stanciu now based in China will skipper the side.
First-choice goalkeeper Ionut Radu is unavailable after suffering an injury on the final day of Ligue 1, when his loan club Auxerre were relegated. He has undergone surgery before returning to Inter Milan, so Horatiu Moldovan should start in Switzerland.
Ianis Hagi was called up for the first time in two years following an injury-plagued spell in Glasgow, but may again be consigned to the bench; either George Puscas or Denis Alibec will lead a likely front three for the visitors.
The two teams have squared off 13 times across competitions, with their first meeting dating back to 1933. Romania lead 5-4.
They last met in the group stage of UEFA Euro 2016 in a 1-1 draw. Switzerland have the second-best attacking record in the competition, netting ten times in three games.
Romania are unbeaten in four games across competitions, keeping three clean sheets. They have kept clean sheets in their last three away games, too. Switzerland have won their last four home games, keeping three clean sheets.
Five of their last seven meetings have produced fewer than 2.5 goals. Romania failed to score for the first time in seven games following their goalless draw with Kosovo.
Switzerland vs Romania Prediction
Switzerland have a been running a successful victory in the qualifying campaign, winning all three games, being one of five teams to do so. They have just one win in their last five meetings against Romania, with their last home win coming in 1990.
Romania, have seen an upturn in form in recent games, with three wins from their last four games. They’re unbeaten in four away, keeping three clean sheets in a row.