Sports news - Get €5 FreeBet - The home side, Switzerland, have placed themselves on the 3rd rank in the group, left behind with just one point from Denmark and the Republic of Ireland. They do possess a clear edge of having played a game lesser than Ireland, though, so a win in this clash would move them ahead of Mick McCarthy’s team in the rank table since they are left with only one game. Switzerland has recorded a 2-0 victory against the Republic of Ireland in the last time to enhance their qualification hopes. The victory came on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Denmark in their preceding qualifier. The defeat from the Scandinavians was Switzerland’s sole loss in eight European Championship qualifiers.
Switzerland seems to be strong on home soil of late in qualifiers, since they have been undefeated in seven matches, having logged six victories. They have also been productive in the home qualifiers, scoring twice in all their seven undefeated games. At the other end of the pitch, the team has kept five clean sheets in their last seven matches.
The issue for Georgia is that the only team they defeated in ten qualifiers is, Gibraltar, who they have beaten on three outings. The draws against Ireland and Denmark show that they are going ahead in the right direction. Georgia has tried hard for satisfactory results for qualifying. In fact, the win in Gibraltar landed a five-game losing streak away from the home in the qualifiers for the visitors.
A record of only one clean sheet in their previous 18 away games in qualifying has been a key indicator of their poor record. Their current qualifiers on their travels are high-scoring, with more than 2.5 goals scored at least, in three of their previous four outings. Georgia doesn’t seem to be the toughest opponents theoretically, but they are doubtful to be an easy target for the home side either.