Euro 2024

England v Switzerland Cheat Sheet: Superboost, Euros podcast & best tips for quarter-final

  • Max Liu
  • 4:00 min read
England v Switzerland Betfair cheat sheet
Get a Betfair superboost and tips for England v Switzerland on Saturday

Enjoy a Betfair superboost for England v Switzerland on Saturday and get our experts' best bets as Gareth Southgate's men bid to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2024...

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You can now back Granit Xhaka to commit 1 or more fouls v England at 1/12.00 - Superboosted up from 1/41.25!

The former Arsenal man has comitted six in four games so far at Euro 2024, and is no stranger to the referee as we know from his time in the Premier League.

England (60) have won the most fouls of any side at Euro 2024 (15 per game on average), with both Jude Bellingham (9) and Harry Kane (8) sitting in the top 10 of the most fouls won chart. Indeed, only three players (all 10) have managed more than Bellingham.

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17:00 - England v Switzerland

Back Switzerland to lead after 20 minutes

Stephen Tudor: "Ezri Konsa is most fancied to be Marc Guehi's replacement, the Villa man brought on at extra-time last Sunday over Lewis Dunk and Joe Gomez to shore things up, but though he impressed last term in helping the Villans secure a Champions League spot the defender's inclusion is accompanied by all manner of possible problems.

"Perhaps the least of these is that - should Kieran Trippier be passed fit - England's entire back-four will be made up of right-footed players.

"Communication though is the biggest issue, with Konsa having never partnered John Stones before or played in close proximity to Kieran Trippier the other side of him, and this leads us to highlighting Switzerland's habit of scoring early. Could that trend continue while kinks are being ironed out at the back and England gain the chance to settle?

"For the record, Murat Yakin's men have notched in the first-half in each of their four games in Germany and scored nine of their last 15 before the break."

Back ex-Arsenal man for an assist

The Opta Stat:
"Granit Xhaka has created more chances (8), completed more passes (254) and made more line breaking passes (51) than any other Switzerland player so far at EURO 2024."

Alan Shearer - England will win but maybe not in 90 mins

Alan Shearer: "This is a really tough one to call because England have been really poor and they've just done enough in the end. Switzerland have been really impressive, they know their system, Xhaka wants to get on the ball, they've got pace up front. This will be a really, really difficult game for England, but I'm not going to go against them. I do think and hope the time has come for them to click - and there's no better time for them to click than the quarter-finals. I'm going to go for England. I do think it could go to extra time and penalties."

Back Bellingham to strike again

Opta: "Despite being just 21 years old - the only players in the squad younger than him are Adam Wharton and Kobbie Mainoo - Bellingham is clearly someone who thrives on taking responsibility to drag his team through games.

"His equaliser against Slovakia was his sixth goal for club and country since the start of the 2023/24 season to have come in the 90th minute and beyond. At 4/1 to score, he looks a great value pick. If you would rather hedge, he is also 11/10 to have a shot on target."

Back Three Lions and a 10/1 Bet Builder treble

Paul Higham: "Let's try a Bet Builder here for this game, which we'll have to start with a Harry Kane goal at 9/52.80 as I think he's just finding his feet in the tournament and a formation change to really play into his hands.

"We'll also add a couple of Swiss players to bring their shooting boots with them as we back Breel Embolo to have 1+ shot on target at 4/51.80 and Dan Odoye to also hit the target just the once at 13/102.30.

"Embolo has looked a real handful whenever called upon and he'll be a nightmare for England's defence, especially since if the line-up is changed somewhat, and should have no problems at least hitting the target.

"Dan Ndoye also gets the nod to find a shot on target at 13/102.30 despite having just two shots on target in the tournament so far.

"Only three players haave had more shots than Ndoye's 13 so far this tournament and although he's struggled with his accuracy he should be turned up a notch on Saturday."

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