Euro 2024 Quarter-Final: England vs Switzerland Odds Guide, Betting Preview & Tips

Gareth SouthgateGareth Southgate’s England remain in the hunt for Euro 2024 glory, but only just. It needed a last-ditch equaliser from Jude Bellingham to see the Three Lions into extra time, before Harry Kane’s winner sealed the 2-1 victory over Slovakia. It wasn’t a deserved win, and while the fans won’t care, England will need to produce a significant improvement on Saturday in their quarter-final tie with Switzerland in Gelsenkirchen (5pm; TV: Live on BBC1).

Southgate’s men have made hard work of this tournament so far but will go in as favourites with the leading bookmakers for the win at best industry odds of 6/5. The draw on 90 minutes follows at a general 2/1, while victory for Switzerland is around 11/4. The separate To Qualify market shows England at 3/5 and Switzerland at 5/4.

The concern for backers involves England’s subdued performances so far. The team topped their group but scored only twice before that fortunate win over Slovakia last Sunday. Switzerland may have finished in second place in their section, but they claimed the same amount of points as England. A dominant display against Italy in the Round of 16 suggests a tough assignment for Southgate’s men.

England have drawn each of their last three matches at the full-time mark. It would be no surprise if extra time, and possibly a penalty shootout is needed to separate these teams.

England’s four goals at the tournament have been shared between Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham. As the main striker, Kane remains favourite to open the scoring on Saturday, and he is listed at 9/2 to find the net first.

Reserve striker Ivan Toney made an impact when introduced as a substitute on Sunday, and the Brentford man is available at a best of 11/2 in the first goalscorer betting. It is possible that he could be involved from the start, but Gareth Southgate has been very stubborn with his selections, and it would be no surprise to see Toney back on the bench. Other options for England backers here include Bellingham, Cole Palmer and Bukayo Saka (all at 9/1) and Phil Foden at 10/1. The first option from within the Switzerland camp is Breel Embolo who is quoted at 8/1. Elsewhere, English fans will be familiar with Xherdan Shaqiri following his spells with Stoke and Liverpool. The dangerous attacking midfielder is available at 11/1 for the first goal.

Away from the players, Both Teams to Score is on offer for Saturday’s game at 11/10. The ‘no’ option on BTTS carries the shorter odds this time of 4/6. Total Goals markets are showing odds of 13/8 for a stake Over the 2.5 line. If you push a step higher, Over 3.5 goals is on offer at best industry odds of 17/4.

That leaves us to round off with some Correct Score suggestions. The bookies suggest a narrow victory for England, so you could opt for a 2-1 win for Southgate’s side at a top price of 9/1. A 2-1 result in favour of Switzerland is listed at 14/1, while the 1-1 draw can be backed at 5/1.

Our England vs Switzerland Betting Tips Verdict for this Preview

Clearly Switzerland offer the biggest test for England in this tournament so far. The Three Lions have been poor, while the Swiss were seriously impressive as they took apart the defending champions Italy.

The threat is underlined by stories suggesting that Gareth Southgate is looking to change his formation for Saturday’s game. The manager is usually stubborn over formations and team selection, but perhaps he realises that something has to change.

England will need to raise their game and be more effective in front of goal in the first 90 minutes. The Swiss showed in that victory over Italy that they will shoot from long range and have been accurate in doing so. For that reason, we feel there will be more goals than the markets suggest.

Our first pick is for Over 2.5 goals. There is enough attacking threat in the Swiss camp to make this a reality, while this preview also expects England’s front men to wake up. As for the result, we’re going to back the draw after 90 minutes. England have drawn three consecutive games at full time, while the sides look closely matched.

The hope for England fans is that the team will progress, but it’s a tough assignment. We’re looking at another tight game, and remember that the following betting tips relate to the 90 minute result, and exclude any extra time.

  • The draw at biggest 2/1 with Bet365 or Betfred.
  • Over 2.5 Goals at best odds of 13/8 with Bet365.