Switzerland vs. Germany Prediction: Euro 2024 Betting Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Jun 21, 2024

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On Sunday Group A action concludes when Germany plays Switzerland. The latter are still fighting for a place in the Round of 16 and a Germany win or draw hands them the group.

Through two games at Euro 2024 Germany has looked comfortable and at ease playing under the scrutiny of the home crowd. Julian Nagelsmann’s ensemble has already collected the maximum six points and has a resplendent plus-6 goal differential. While a Group A crowning has not been signed and sealed, a ticket to the next stage is. Not so for Switzerland, who need at least a draw on Sunday to ensure that Scotland cannot catch up with them.

Our Euro 2024 odds envision a German win, as the Die Mannschaft are pegged as -140 favourites. Switzerland is +375 and a draw is +290.

Switzerland vs. Germany Betting Odds

The history of Switzerland and Germany butting heads on the football pitch is a long list of victories for Deutschland. The four-time World Cup winners sport a 35-8-9 (win-draw-loss) record. On the flip side, the countries have only clashed seven times since 2000 and the Germans are only 3-3-1 since the turn of the millennium, with the two most recent bouts in autumn 2020 resulting in draws.

For all of Germany’s footballing acumen, the nation does not have a great history when it comes to the final match of the group stage of European championships. Since 1980, the Germans are only 4-3-4 in this fixture, although they have a 3-1-0 record in the last four Euros.

The Swiss don’t have as much experience with third group stage matches at the Euros. This will only be their sixth, although they have been present at four of the past five editions of the competition. Their historical record is 2-1-2.

Switzerland

One wonders what speech manager Murat Yakin gave his players in the dressing room after the match with Scotland on Wednesday. It was a valiant effort in an entertaining game that earned them a point and put them on the cusp of qualification for the knockout stages. On the flip side, they missed plenty of chances and the match ended 1-1.

If they can’t defeat Scotland, why should anybody expect a positive result against Germany? For one, the Germans don’t have to win the game. A draw serves both sides. Second, through two contests, the Swiss have looked rather compelling. Granted, Hungary and Scotland won’t make the opposition quiver and quake, but Switzerland has engaged both matches with an attacking mindset. They simply need to be better with the chances that come their way. Xherdan Shaqiri’s long-range strike in the 26thminute to level the terms against the Scots was a beauty, but also benefitted from a horrendous back pass that arrived the forward’s feet. Dan Ndoye hounded the Scottish zone all match but couldn’t bury any of his chances.

It’s been promising from the Swiss so far and with better finishing, they may turn a few heads before Euro 2024 is over.

Germany

For Germany, phase one of a potential Euro 2024 title is complete. They had to collect enough points to qualify for the second round, and their relatively easy 2-0 win over Hungary served that purpose.

No one would dispute that Jamal Musiala and company looked bright. To be fair, Musiala earned his second of the tournament thanks to some sleepwalk defending by the Hungarians in the 22nd minute. But good teams and good players recognize when it’s time to pounce, and that’s exactly what Ilkay Gündogan did when he took the ball away in the box and fed it to Musiala. Gündogan doubled his side’s advantage in the 67th minute to cap off some brilliant pressure and ball movement by the hosts. By the time the Barcelona player hit his one-timer from distance, nobody was covering him. Hungary had a goal taken off the board just before half time and created a few chances for themselves, but Germany stood tall to earn the victory.

The big question here is whether Germany will rotate its players given that Sunday’s match is not as pressing for them – although winning the group would be beneficial.

Switzerland vs. Germany Prediction:

Switzerland 1-1 Germany

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