A 2022 World Cup Qualifying match between UEFA nations Spain and Sweden will take place on Thursday in Stockholm as both sides aim to take over the top spot in Group B. The two countries are currently separated by one point, with the Spaniards in first place with seven points through three games and the Swedes in second with six, although the latter has played one less game. It’ll be the first meeting between the two since battling to a 0-0 tie at the 2020 UEFA European Championships, this time with a crucial three points on the line. For Spain, Man City’s Ferran Torres and RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo lead the team with two goals each in the qualifying stage, while four different Swedish players have scored a goal, two of which were assisted by superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Fans looking for the English broadcast of the match must stream it via ESPN+, while the Spanish broadcast is available via TUDN and fuboTV.
Match: Italy vs Switzerland Live Stream
Date: Sunday, Sept. 5 | Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: St. Jakob-Park — Basel, Switzerland
Live Stream: ESPN+
Odds: SUI +280; Draw +225; ITA +100 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Switzerland hopes to land a major boost for its World Cup qualification hopes when it hosts new European Champions Italy on Sunday.
Italy leads Group C with 10 points after three wins and a draw.
However, the Swiss are in great shape after playing only twice – claiming six points from two straight victories to take the second spot presently.
The match between Spain and Georgia will be broadcast live and exclusively via streaming by Estadio TNT Sports (Brazil), GPB/Almasport/Silknet (Georgia), Sky Mexico (Mexico), TVE/Mediaset/UEFA.tv (Spain), ESPN/TUDN (USA). You can check the details of this match here on VAVEL Brazil real time with all the information before, during and after the match in Badajoz.
Switzerland: Two games down on the Italians and coming into their first competitive outing under Yakin, the Nati have an opportunity to build on their UEFA Euro 2020 showing which saw them eliminate world champions France by scalping the champions Italy who have started slowly.
Italy: Mancini’s European kings need to improve after their unexpected draw at home to the Bulgarians and the trip to neighboring Switzerland should bring about a rise in performance levels as it is arguably the toughest fixture of the group stage.
While a draw should not be ruled out, I think the Azzurri will do just enough to win this one. The switch from Vladimir Petkovic to Yakin will be a tricky one for the Swiss and they should be targeting maximum points in Northern Ireland next. Pick: Switzerland 1-2 Italy.