England v Switzerland
Euro 2012 qualifier
KO 16:45, ITV
07 Sep 2010 Euro 2012 qualifier Switzerland 1-3 England
06 Feb 2008 Friendly England 2-1 Switzerland
17 Jun 2004 Euro 2004 Switzerland 0-3 England
25 Mar 1998 Friendly Switzerland 1-1 England
08 Jun 1996 Euro ‘96 England 1-1 Switzerland
15 Nov 1995 Friendly England 3-1 Switzerland
28 May 1988 Friendly Switzerland 0-1 England
30 May 1981 Spain ’82 qualifier Switzerland 2-1 England
19 Nov 1980 Spain ’82 qualifier England 2-1 Switzerland
07 Sep 1977 Friendly England 0-0 Switzerland
Switzerland have a reputation for dour football and there is every chance they will arrive at Wembley intent of keeping England quiet with the home side missing a large chunk of goalscoring potential.
Steven Gerard, Wayne Rooney, Andy Carroll and Jermain Defoe are all unavailable and there are some big shoes to fill among that quartet. However, Darren Bent, who has scored on his last three international appearances, is a good enough understudy for a home game against a team of Switzerland’s calibre and there will be plenty of support from midfield.
The Three Lions are available at around 1.39 on Betdaq, but backing them with a -1.5 Asian handicap at 2.23 might be a preferable option.
Other than the blip against Montenegro when England could only grab a point in their last Wembley qualifier, they have achieved victory by at two goals in their group games, including a 3-1 triumph in Basel.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
England (-1.5 Asian Handicap) at around 2.23