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Faroe Islands vs Switzerland - World Cup Qualification Europe Preview and Odds

Published on: 07/06/2017

Faroe Islands vs Switzerland - World Cup Qualification Europe Preview and Odds

June 09, 2017 19:45pm - Torsvollur

World Cup Qualification - Group B

Switzerland will look to maintain their 100% record in Group B by overcoming the challenge of the tricky Islanders on Friday night. The visitors are favourites to top the group and are expected to progress along with European champions Portugal who they defeated on matchday one.

Despite heading the group undefeated, the Swiss have not always been entirely convincing. They edged to a 2-1 win in Andorra, and beat unfancied Latvia by just a single goal, either side of a 2-0 win over this week`s opponents on home soil.

Meanwhile, the Faroe Islands will be looking to remain in contention for third place in Group B by becoming the first team to take points off the current leaders. With five points already in the bag, the Islanders have shown that they are more than capable of competing with more heavyweight teams. And while a victory might be too much to ask from the minnows, they are capable of shutting out the opposition if they defend at their best.

With three clean sheets in their five games so far, it is clear where the Faroes` strength lies. They will be further boosted by the fact that they restricted the Swiss to a 2-0 victory when the teams met in Luzern back in November.

Recent form (All competitions)

Faroe Islands: DLLWD

Switzerland: WWWWW

Betting odds and tips

With qualification an unrealistic target for the Faroe Islands, their triumphs will be measured by individual results. As a result, they will look to put in a strong defensive display here and frustrate the group leaders.

With that in mind, patience will be the key for the visitors who will be keen to hang on to first place in the standings. So far, they have found a way to win despite some lacklustre performances and a similar outcome should be expected on Friday.

With little value to be had in backing Switzerland, other markets should be explored. Four of the Faroe Islands last five matches and eight of Switzerland`s last 10 matches have produced Under 2.5 Goals.

You can back Under 2.5 Goals at Evens with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Faroe Islands v Switzerland Live Betting Odds - Europe - World Cup Qualifying

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Published on: 07/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (07/06/2017 11:09:58) but are subject to change.