Republic of Ireland and Switzerland meet at Aviva Stadium, in a match for this stage of the EC Qualification (Qualifying Round). The only recent head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 25‑03‑2016, and ended in a (1‑0) win by Republic of Ireland.
Ireland VS Switzerland
05 September 2019 – 19:45
Qualifying Round – Group D – Round 5
05 Sep – 19:45
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Republic of Ireland
The home team is currently in the 1st position, with 10 points won, after 3 wins and 1 draw. In the penultimate round, they have tied an away match against Denmark by (1‑1). In the last round, they have won a home match against Gibraltar by (2‑0). In the last 8 home matches Republic of Ireland has won 4, tied 2 and lost 2.
In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 4 matches. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. Goals have been frequent in their home matches, as 4 of the last 8 have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 6 out of 8 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. They have conceded the first goal in 6 of their 15 matches, and have only turned the score around in 1.
Ireland are leading their group and are hoping to show great football this round to add three more points in the competition. This will not be an easy game but Ireland are confident of leaving the field with their goal completed. In the last round, Ireland got a win over Gilbraltar by 2-0. The coach should go full force for this match.
Analysis of Switzerland
The away team is currently in the 3rd position, with 4 points won, after 1 win and 1 draw. In the penultimate round, they have won an away match against Georgia by (0‑2). In the last round, they have tied a home match against Denmark by (3‑3). In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got a home loss against England by (5‑6), after a penalty shootout. In the last 10 away matches Switzerland has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 8 times and have only turned the score around in 2. In the last 12 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 7 of their 12 goals between minutes (46’‑60′).
Switzerland come from a 3-3 draw with Denmark, and now expect to add three points in that round. This is going to be a tough duel that will take a lot from the visitors, so it’s important to stay focused throughout the 90 minutes of play. We hope for a very close national team which will try to counteract their opponent’s attacking moves. The coach should go full force for this match.