World Cup 2014 betting: Switzerland odds to win Group E

Chung Sung-Jun

Switzerland is in good shape to advance from the group stage, but will need to defeat Ecuador to beat the group E odds. See the World Cup betting preview for the Swiss.

Switzerland has a solid defense and they did not play in a strong European qualifying group and were drawn into one of the weaker World Cup groups.

They are playing in Group E this summer along with France, Ecuador, and Honduras and they have the third best odds to win the group.

The team does lack world-class talent, but they are flying under the radar this summer and they did beat Brazil in a World Cup friendly tune-up last year.

Switzerland Odds to win World Cup 2014: +1000
Switzerland Odds to win Group E: +275

After Switzerland looked solid in beating Brazil in a friendly match, they lost to South Korea and played to a draw with Croatia, according to the latest sports news at Can the Swiss score playing the better teams in the World Cup?

They do not have a dynamic attacker and their lead scorer in World Cup qualifying was a defender.

World Cup Prediction for Switzerland

The toughest qualification match for the Swiss will be playing France while they will not win they may play to a draw. Facing Ecuador and Honduras they will take away three points from each since they are a much better squad.

France will win the group, but Switzerland will come in second and advance to the knockout stage. That is where their World Cup ride will end, as they have a good chance to face Argentina in the round of 16 and they will not win that match.

How Switzerland got to the World Cup

Switzerland went unbeaten in European World Cup qualifying and while they were not in a tough group facing Iceland, Norway, Cyprus, Slovenia, and Albania they only gave up six goals in 10 matches and four came in one match.

Their defense played great in the process with seven clean sheets. Overall, they won seven matches and played to three draws.

World Cup Qualifying Results

07/09/12 Slovenia 0 - 2 Switzerland

11/09/12 Switzerland 2 - 0 Albania

12/10/12 Switzerland 1 - 1 Norway

16/10/12 Iceland 0 - 2 Switzerland

23/03/13 Cyprus 0 - 0 Switzerland

08/06/13 Switzerland 1 - 0 Cyprus

06/09/13 Switzerland 4 - 4 Iceland

10/09/13 Norway 0 - 2 Switzerland

11/10/13 Albania 1 - 2 Switzerland

15/10/13 Switzerland 1 - 0 Slovenia

World Cup Group Play Schedule

15/06/14 Switzerland vs. Ecuador - Nacional

20/06/14 Switzerland vs. France -  Arena Fonte Nova

25/06/14 Honduras vs. Switzerland - Arena Amazonia

Team Key Players

Xherdan Shaqiri MF Bayern Munich - The attacking midfielder is great at covering the whole field and is solid at ball control in the midfield.

Diego Benaglio GK Wolfsburg - he is the anchor if the defense and was great in qualifying.

Gokhan Inler MF Napoli - Is a very good defensive midfielder that can push forward on offense, which he will have to do, especially when counter attack opportunities are presented.

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