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Switzerland vs Lithuania Prediction & Match Preview

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28 March 2021 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET World Cup Qual

Following a routine 3-1 win over Bulgaria, Switzerland will be looking to retain top position in Group C when they take on Lithuania at Kybunpark.


The Rossocrociati are undisputedly one of the teams to beat in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, and it is no wonder bookies see them as hot favourites to win Sunday’s game. 

Despite finding the net in the opener, Benfica striker Haris Seferovic is unlikely to feature against Lithuania as Switzerland take on Finland on Wednesday.

The Lithuanians experienced all sorts of problems in a friendly game against Kosovo (0-4), which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on Vladimir Petkovic’s troops. 

Regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, Lithuania are unlikely to spoil Switzerland’s party in St. 

Gallen. You should bear in mind that Switzerland are eyeing their fourth consecutive win over Lithuania in all competitions.

Switzerland vs Lithuania Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Switzerland Lithuania played so far 2 matches.
Switzerland won 2 direct matches. Lithuania won 0 matches. 0 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.50 goals per Match.

Switzerland vs Lithuania Prediction

Switzerland in actual season average scored 1.91 goals per match. In 12 (80.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (53.33%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Lithuania average scored 0.70 goals per match in season 2021. In 15 (78.95%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (52.63%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

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The fact that Switzerland finish the month with a friendly against Finland rather than another competitive fixture means that Petkovic is unlikely to make wholesale changes for this match.

The head coach could decide to freshen his team, with Silvan Widmer, Djibril Sow and Denis Zakaria potentially coming into the starting XI.

There are unlikely to be any changes in the final third of the field, though, with Seferovic and Embolo again expected to be joined by Liverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri.

As for Lithuania, there will be a number of changes from the side that suffered a 4-0 defeat to Kosovo in a friendly on Wednesday evening.

The XI could have a similar look to the one that took to the field against Kazakhstan in their last competitive match, with Fedor Cernych wearing the captain's armband from an advanced position.

Cernych has scored nine times in 60 appearances for his national team and is expected to be joined by Karolis Laukzemis, Gratas Sirgedas and Arvydas Novikovas in the forward positions.

Switzerland possible starting lineup:
Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Widmer; Mbabu, Sow, Xhaka, Zakaria; Embolo, Shaqiri, Seferovic

Lithuania possible starting lineup:
Svedkauskas; Mikoliunas, Beneta, Dapkus, Vaitkunas; Simkus, Slivka; Sirgedas, Cernych, Novikovas; Laukzemis

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