Switzerland v Ecuador Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting
Switzerland v Ecuador Betting Preview – World Cup 2014
This will signal the start of Group E action on Sunday and there isn’t a lot to chose between the two of them in the odds, but Switzerland do go into it as favourites. This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides and both will be eying up the chance of playing in the knockout stages. The first thing that will strike you is Switzerland’s defensive record in World Cup matches as they have conceded just one goal in their last seven World Cup matches. Pretty impressive and they have kept three in their last six played as well. A Switzerland to win to nil shot is up at at 3/1 in this one.
The important thing to consider here is that Switzerland are no longer the dull, non-adventurous side that they were four years ago at World Cup 2014. They are actually quite a positive side and look to have a good thing going at the moment, enough to put themselves in the running to get out of the group stage. They have a potential World Cup star in Josip Drmic who is 7/4 in the anytime goalscorer market and he has netted three goals in Switzerland’s last three matches. The youngster has three goals from seven caps. He makes up part of a pretty young Swiss side, especially up front. It means that they will be brave and have plenty of running in them. Switzerland did go unbeaten during World Cup qualification, winning seven and drawing three. La Nati have lost their last four World Cup meetings with South American sides though.
So to Ecuador, who are third in the three horse race to qualify behind France and Switzerland from Group E. Ecuador are not a high scoring side really, their qualification process resting on their defensive efforts. So it does suggest that this one is going to go under 2.5 goals. They have never drawn a match at the World Cup, having suffered three defeats and post three wins from their seven previous. In each of their wins they have kept clean sheets and they failed to score in each of their losses at the finals.
They don’t look an explosive side, but draws against Argentina, Holland and England in their last six matches and they had more shots than any other team in South American qualification. They were the lowest scoring of the five teams to qualify from that zone though. But they posted the second best defensive record, which could see them put up some stubborn resistance. Felipe Caicedo was on fire for them during qualification, netting seven in nine matches for them and is trading at 5/2 in the anytime goalscorer market for them.
Switzerland v Ecuador Odds
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Switzerland v Ecuador Betting Tips
Look to go under 2.5 goals as Switzerland have conceed just one goal in their last seven World Cup matches
Switzerland were unbeaten during World Cup qualification and are 3/4 value in a Draw No Bet for their opener as coverage
Josip Drmic looks a good option at 7/4 in the anytime goalscorer market for the Swiss