Switzerland vs Ecuador

Switzerland have a relatively young and exciting squad, and will be slight favourites to win the match against an Ecuador side who have an awful record playing outside of Ecuador. Switzerland have the potential to control the midfield and occupy the open space, utilising Behrami and Inler, allowing Xhaka to move forward (or one of the 3). Their much improved attacking force comes mainly through Shaqiri and Drmic, both of whom have shown off a great season in the Bundesliga. Drmic in particular, who scored 17 goals for relagated side Nurnberg, looks certain to start as the lone striker. Drmic first goalscorer @9/2 looks like a good bet for an in-form striker.

The worry for Switzerland would probably be the conditions, the main reason why I would be reluctant to bet on Switzerland winning @11/8. Ecuador are strong in warm climates and play their games at home at very high altitude, meaning they could come back into the game if the Swiss fade. This makes Switzerland/Draw @16/1 in ht/ft a relatively attractive proposition. Ecuador to win from behind is available @16/1.

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