Switzerland vs Ukraine Prediction, 11/17/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Switzerland vs Ukraine
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Location: Swissporarena in Lucerne, Switzerland
Odds/Point Spread: Switzerland (-147) Ukraine (+380)
Granit Xhaka and Switzerland (0-3-2 in Nations League) play Ukraine (2-0-3 in Nations League) at Swissporarena on Tuesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Yann Sommer for Switzerland and Heorhiy Bushchan for Ukraine. The Ukranians are at at +380 while the Swiss are priced at -147. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Switzerland have collected 6 goals for the tournament, which is 22nd in the UEFA Nations League. They have attempted 53 shots at the opposition with 22 on target, which is a 41.5% shots on target percentage. Their players have been called on 72 fouls as well as having drawn 57 fouls for the tourney. Switzerland has been able to control possession for 41.8% of the time.
Granit Xhaka is a player who should impact this matchup for the Swiss. He has accounted for 37 assists while tallying 16 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Xhaka has been a starter in 366 contests in his career while he scores 0.25 G/90. The midfielder from Switzerland has tallied 91 goals scored in 32,272 minutes. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Haris Seferovic, the forward playing for Switzerland. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times in his career while scoring 4 goals. Seferovic has earned 3,185 minutes during 37 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 4 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.11 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Switzerland is Yann Sommer. Sommer (182-83-96 mark in his career) has totaled 109 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.7% clean sheet percentage. The keeper taking the field for Switzerland has had 1,577 shots tried at him in 367 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.16 (423 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .740. Sommer has seen the field for a total of 32,883 mins and has earned 1,160 saves during his career.
The Ukranians average a total of 2.4 shots on target per 90 while having earned 5 goals thus far. As we sit, they control possession of the ball 34.8% of the game. Ukraine has had 46 fouls this tourney (53rd in Nations League) to go along with 69 fouls drawn. They have connected on 33.3% of their SOT out of 36 total shots.
Roman Yaremchuk should provide solid play for Ukraine. The forward from Ukraine has played 10,615 mins while scoring 94 goals. He has 12 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. He sports an average of 0.80 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 117 outings so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Andriy Yarmolenko, the forward who is from Ukraine. He has collected 16 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 19 times. Yarmolenko has been handed a total of 77 yellow card cautions in 22,470 mins (254 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.06.
Heorhiy Bushchan will be looking after the net for Ukraine. Bushchan has racked up 19 shutouts and defended 14 shots against him in 3,561 minutes in his career. He has a save % of .786 and his clean sheet rate is currently 47.5%. He has allowed 0.24 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 29-6-5. In his pro soccer career, Bushchan has given up 3 goals and has accounted for 11 stops in 40 starts.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Ukraine (+380)
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