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Czech Republic vs Switzerland Prediction and Betting Odds | UEFA Nations League June 2

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Czech Republic vs Switzerland Betting Preview

Two teams who have yet to register a single win in 2022 clash on Thursday as Euro quarterfinalists Switzerland travel over to Prague to take on similar quarterfinalists, the Czech Republic, in the opening game of Nations League Group A2. WagerTalk soccer handicapper Kevin Dolan shares his thoughts on the Czech Republic vs Switzerland showdown.

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Thursday, June 2 UEFA Nations League Betting Notes
Czech Republic: +195
Switzerland: +140
Draw: +235
Total: 2.25 Goals (Odds Above Courtesy of DraftKings)
Game Time: 2:45pm ET / 11:45am PT

Czech Republic vs Switzerland Analysis

Outside of friendlies, the Czech Republic’s last meaningful game came with an extra-time loss against Sweden back in March to dump them out of this year’s World Cup later in the year.

Switzerland meanwhile, qualified automatically for the World Cup, topping Group C ahead of Italy, but have drawn and lost their last two friendlies to open up 2022 so far.

The Czech Republic has beaten Switzerland in all three of their previous meetings, but that last one came almost 14 years ago so a lot has changed between both sides since then.

Switzerland Eager For Quick Start

With qualification already assured to this year’s World Cup later in the year, Switzerland will no doubt be heading into this year’s edition of the Nations League in high spirits.

A quick start is essential however as perennial heavyweights Spain and Portugal make up the other two teams in this group and Switzerland will be eager to capitalize as favorites here on Thursday against the Czech Republic before they have to turn around and face Portugal on the road on Sunday.

Czech Republic Outsiders At Home

While the rebuilding process continues for the Czech Republic under head coach Jaroslav Silhavy, this tournament presents a perfect opportunity to test new systems as the Czechs are not only out of this year’s World Cup, but also rank as fairly sizable outsiders for this Nations League group also.

However, the Czechs aren’t a team to be underestimated, especially on home soil, where they’ve gone unbeaten over their last nine games in their home country and haven’t lost in almost two years there.

Czech Republic vs Switzerland Prediction

We expect this to be a lower scoring game on Thursday and for Switzerland to eke out a narrow win, so we’re taking the Switzerland to win and under 2.5 goals combination prop on Thursday at a healthy +375.

Both Switzerland and the Czech Republic ranked 5th and 6th respectively in last summer’s Euro’s in clean sheet percentage (allowing no goals) with the Czech Republic holding the Netherlands to just 0.84 xG and the Swiss holding Italy to just 1.42 xG as both backlines displayed an above average defense throughout the tournament.

However, the Swiss have shown a proficiency in front of goal also of late, scoring an average of 2.75 goals per game over their last four World Cup qualifier matches, and we like them to extend that here with a narrow win against the Czech Republic on Thursday.

Take Switzerland & Under 2.5 goals at +375 as your play for Thursday.

Stoppage Time | UEFA Nations League Preview

No rest for the weary! The regular season is over for Europe’s top leagues, but now we enter into a summer filled with international prep for the 2022 World Cup. Join Carmine, Nick and Kevin for Stoppage Time as we break down this week’s featured matchups in the UEFA Nations League, including Spain vs Portugal; Belgium vs Netherlands; France vs Denmark; and Italy vs Germany.

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Meet the Author

‘The sharpest sports mind in Ireland’ is how one prominent newspaper dubbed Kevin Dolan after he became the first foreigner ever to win the World Series of Handicapping tournament back in 2015. “The Irishman” made his start wagering on GAA, football, soccer and boxing, all to immense success. Since becoming a professional bettor, he has since lit up the sports betting scene in the U.S. and abroad, winning two handicapping awards and writing a best-selling book on sports handicapping named ‘The Complete Guide to Sports Betting’.

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