Football Tips: Spain to roll over Swiss in 28/1 Euro Under-21 Bet Builder

It's quarter-final time in the under-21 European Championships and our tipster Shane O'Brien has a belting Bet Builder for Spain v Switzerland


Spain U-21 v Switzerland U-21 Betting Tips

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  • Spain -1
  • Over 3.5 Goals
  • Abel Ruiz to score anytime
  • Under 2.5 Switzerland corners
  • Switzerland to receive the most cards

A Bet Builder with these selections pays at approximately 28/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR BETSLIP.

Spain (-1)

Switzerland’s passage to the knockout stages has as much to do with Italy’s failures as their successes.

Norway’s win over Italy in the final group game was enough to see Switzerland into the last eight despite their heavy defeat to France.

The Swiss only managed one win and two defeats in the group stages and now find themselves up against one of the pre-tournament favourites when they take on Spain on Saturday night.

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – JUNE 30: Santi Denia answers questions during the press conference ahead the UEFA Under-21 Euro 2023 Quarter Final match between Spain and Switzerland at Giulesti Stadium on June 30, 2023 in Bucharest, Romania. (Photo by Vasile Mihai-Antonio/Getty Images)

Spain have been steady at the Euros so far but only managed to seal top spot thanks to Abel Ruiz’s last-minute equaliser against Ukraine in their final group game on Tuesday.

However, having already sealed their place in the knockout stages, Spain made wholesale changes for that game against Ukraine and their most important players should be well rested for their quarter-final meeting with Switzerland.

They should book their place in the semi-finals with the minimum of fuss.

Over 3.5 goals

No team has been involved in more goals than Switzerland at the Euros this summer.

There have been 13 goals in the three games featuring Switzerland at the ongoing competition, at least four more than any other nation.

The Swiss have conceded a whopping eight goals in three games – more than anyone else at the Euros – and scored a fairly impressive five goals.

They have scored and conceded in each of their three games and it would be a surprise if Spain, who have scored six times in three group games, did not managed to put several goals past them on Saturday evening.

However, it would also be unsurprising if Switzerland managed to score a goal of their own.

Abel Ruiz to score anytime

Abel Ruiz has proved vital to Spain’s European campaign so far.

The Braga striker scored Spain’s only goal in the 1-0 win over Croatia to seal Spain’s place in the knockout stages before scoring a last-minute equaliser against Ukraine to ensure Spain topped the group.

Ruiz has not set the world alight since moving to Braga from Barcelona in 2020, but he did come into the Euros off the back of his best goalscoring season in top flight football, bagging eight goals in 33 league appearance for Braga and 12 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions.

Ruiz appears to have carried his form into the Euros and is a good bet to find the back of the net on Saturday.

Under 2.5 Switzerland corners

Their 1-0 win over Croatia aside, Spain have not conceded many corners at the Euros so far, conceding just one against Romania and three against Ukraine.

In total, they have conceded ten corners in three games at a rate of just over three per game, hardly surprising considering Spain tend to dominate possession and territory in every game they play.

Switzerland, on the other hand, have won just ten corners in three games and are far more likely to surrender possession against Spain on Saturday.

It wouldn’t be surprising to a low corner count for the Swiss on Saturday.

Switzerland to receive the most cards

Switzerland have received two yellow cards in each of their three games at the Euros to date, while Spain have received a total of two cards in three games.

The Swiss have received exactly three times the number of cards as Spain in the competition to date and are likely to out foul their opponents on Saturday night.

They are likely to be on the backfoot for the majority of Saturday’s quarter-final and consequently in a position to make fouls worthy of a card.

The only way Spain could find themselves in a similar position is if they are holding on to a slender lead late on and forced to foul cynically, but they should be out of sight.

Spain U-21 v Switzerland U-21 Betting Tips

  • Spain -1
  • Over 3.5 Goals
  • Abel Ruiz to score anytime
  • Under 2.5 Switzerland corners
  • Switzerland to receive the most cards

A Bet Builder with these selections pays at approximately 28/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR BETSLIP.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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