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EURO 2016 - Switzerland v Poland - MATCH PREVIEW

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After 36 matches between 24 teams across various locations in France, we are left with 16 teams in Euro 2016. And kicking off the knockouts round will be the match between Switzerland and Poland. This last-16 encounter will be played at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Saturday, June 25.

This is the first time that Switzerland made it to the knockouts of European Championships. It wasn’t easy for them as they managed to end runners-up to hosts France in Group A that also had Albania and Romania. They remained unbeaten and ended their group commitments with five points. But of immediate concern will be the efficiency of their attack which is still their Achilles’ heel. Defensively they are very solid as demonstrated in the match against France.

Poland started the tournament as one of the dark horses for the title. Paired with Germany, Northern Ireland and Ukraine in a tight Group C, Poland managed to remain undefeated. They weren’t in their usual elements against Northern Ireland but still managed to eke out a 1-0 victory. Then followed a goal less draw against Germany – which was easily one of the most boring games of this year tournament. With Robert Lewandowski yet to find his scoring form, there is so much to come from this Poland side which makes them a dangerous opponent.

Switzerland have a mixed recent record winning just two of their last seven matches. They are unbeaten in the tournament so far with two draws in three matches. One loss in five recent matches makes for good reading but the Swiss struggled to shut out matches and win.

Poland have no such worries as typified by their recent record of seven wins and one loss in ten encounters. They too are unbeaten in the tournament but of glaring concern is the loss of form to Lewandowski which rendered their attack toothless.

Switzerland v Poland - Betting advice

Goals from Switzerland often come at a premium – ten goals in ten previous encounters. During this period, they managed to go goalless for three games while in only three matches did they manage to score more than a single goal.

With both teams struggling to score goals, we could witness another low scoring encounter. The match could be decided by a lone goal.

Under 1.5 goals at odds of 2.25 with William Hill.

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