Sweden will be looking to pick up their first win of Euro 2022 when they meet Switzerland in the second round of Group C fixtures this week.
Among the favourites to lift the trophy, the Swedes started out with a 1-1 draw against reigning champions Netherlands. Switzerland, meanwhile, raced into a 2-0 lead against Portugal but were then pegged back and haven’t had a great time of it in the few days since.
When is kick-off? Wednesday 13 July, 17:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Bramall Lane, Sheffield
TV channel/live stream? BBC Two (UK)
What time does coverage start?16:45 (BST)
Sweden coach Peter Gerhardsson surprised Netherlands with his 3-4-3 formation over the weekend, highlighting the tactical flexibility of the players in his squad.
Stina Blackstenius could return to the starting XI after only being fit enough for the bench in the first game and appearing as a substitute.
Switzerland team news
An outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness wreaked havoc on the Swiss camp at the start of the week, with Monday’s training cancelled as a result. Only one player hasn’t travelled to Sheffield with the rest of the squad and could still head over on Wednesday if symptoms clear up.
Eseosa Aigbogun, Svenja Folmli, Seraina Friedli, Rahel Kiwic, Lara Marti, Sandrine Mauron, Julia Stierli and Riola Xhemaili were the players initially affected. They are still be major doubts despite travelling. Meriame Terchoun fell ill later and is the one left behind for now.
The long and short of it is coach Nils Nielsen may only have 11 outfield players realistically available depending on how the next 24 hours go.
Sweden (3-4-3): Lindahl; Ilestedt, Bjorn, Eriksson; Glas, Seger, Angeldahl, Andersson; Asllani, Blackstenius, Rolfo.
Switzerland (4-4-1-1): Thalmann; Maritz, Calligaris, Buhler, Rinast; Crnogorčević, Walti, Maendly, Reuteler; Sow; Bachmann.
Even before Switzerland’s illness concerns, this was expected to be a relatively comfortable win for Sweden. Swedish quality was ultimately cancelled out against the Dutch in match one, but will prevail here, with the Swiss set to struggle for fit players beyond a rotated first XI.
Prediction: Sweden 3-0 Switzerland
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