Five years after their heroic display in the last iteration of the UEFA Euro championship, Wales are back with their first opening game against Switzerland.
However, it won’t be an easy task for the Welsh team as the Swiss team has reinforced its team with phenomenal players.
Wales 1-0 Switzerland
Wales 1-1 Switzerland
Preview: Wales vs Switzerland
Comparing the current Welsh squad to their previous one, they have only eight players left from the last Euro squad of 2016. In addition, most of the key players, such as Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale, have been way out of their prime form.
The Welsh team will be battling against a strong group of Switzerland, an in-form Turkey, and a resilient Italian side. So would they able to find an escape into the round of 16? Well, we do, and here’s why.
The recent form of Wales suggests that they have been nothing short of an epitome of perfection. They have beaten their share of similar-ranked nations.
After losing Ryan Giggs to a court case, new manager and coach Rob Page has produced a seamless transition for the team.
Let’s see what the future of Wales is in the current competition.
The Swiss team may not be the favourites to win the title, but they will have some hopes. Their star-man, Xherdan Shaqiri, is injury prone, but Switzerland will be counting on him to give them a glimmer of hope.
Switzerland is currently ranked at 13th position in the international ranking, and it would be a major disappointment if they fail to qualify for the next round.
We can only wait to watch what is happening today in a huge showdown for both sides.
The two teams will be looking to line up like this today:
Wales: Ward; Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Allen, Ampadu, Williams; Bale, Wilson, James.
Switzerland: Yann Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Schar; Mbabu, Xhaka, Freuler, Rodriguez; Shaqiri; Gavranovic, Seferovic.
Wales wouldn’t be an easy side to beat. However, they will search for all the firearms with a mixture of experience and young.
Our prediction: Wales 1-0 Switzerland
We predict a hard-fought victory for the Welsh team with a strict margin. We can only wait, though, to learn how the future will develop for both sides.
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