Switzerland vs. Kosovo Euro 2024 Qualifiers

Switzerland vs. Kosovo Euro 2024 Qualifiers Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

In a crucial Group I clash, Switzerland faces Kosovo at St. Jakob-Park in Basel, with Switzerland aiming to secure Euro 2024 qualification with a win against Kosovo, who need a victory to keep their slim chances alive.

Match Preview:

Switzerland eyes their third consecutive European Championships and needs three points from their final two fixtures to ensure qualification. Despite recent draws, they boast a potent attack, scoring 21 goals in eight Group I games.

Murat Yakin’s team’s recent draw against Israel saw missed opportunities, but they remain atop Group I on goal difference. Switzerland has faced a stubborn Kosovo side before, securing two score draws in their previous encounters.

Kosovo, after a slow start, secured back-to-back wins against Andorra and Israel. Sitting fourth in Group I, they aim to upset Switzerland and maintain their hopes of a top-two finish.

Primoz Gliha’s men, aware of their underdog status, rely on past draws against Switzerland and seek another resilient display.

Team News:

Switzerland faces defensive issues with Edimilson Fernandes suspended and Fabian Schar doubtful due to injury. Captain Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri remain key figures.

Kosovo’s Vedat Muriqi’s absence due to injury poses a challenge, likely leading to a start for Albion Rrahmani. Captain Milot Rashica will spearhead their attack.

Possible Starting Lineups:

Switzerland:(4-3-3)

Sommer;

Akanji, Elvedi, Zesiger, Rodriguez;

Freuler, Xhaka, Zakaria;

Shaqiri, Amdouni, Vargas

Kosovo:(3-5-2)

Muric;

Dellova, Aliti, Hajrizi;

Hadergjonaj, Loshaj, Zyba, Muslija, Vojvoda;

Rashica; Rrahmani

Prediction:

In a crucial clash, Switzerland might edge Kosovo with a 2-1 victory. Despite past draws, Switzerland holds the favorites’ tag and should secure a crucial win.

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