Switzerland – Italy
The two sides at the top of Group C of the World Cup qualifiers face off on Sunday as Switzerland welcome Italy to the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. The hosts head into the game off the back of a 2-1 friendly win over Greece, while the visitors played out a 1-1 draw with Bulgaria in round four of the qualifiers.
Switzerland have a perfect record in World Cup qualifying so far, claiming two wins from two games, and will look to maintain this record. With 10 points from four games, the Azzurri are currently seated at the top of Group C, four points above Sunday’s visitors. Italy have now equaled Spain and Brazil’s record of 35 games without a defeat and will be looking to break the record.
Italy have been utterly dominant in the history of this fixture, claiming 29 wins from their last 58 meetings. Switzerland have picked up just seven wins in that time, while 22 games have ended in draws.
Looking at both side’s recent run of results, we can expect an action-packed and frenetic contest on Sunday. Switzerland will be going against a solid Italy side who are unbeaten since September 2018. We predict Italy will maintain this blistering form and come away with a narrow win.
This match will be played on 05/09/2021 at 21:45.