Switzerland host Germany in Basel on Sunday night, with both sides looking for their first win of the current UEFA Nations League campaign.. Germany will be looking to return to winning ways on Sunday, as they cross the border to face Switzerland at St. Jakob-Park.
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Where to Watch on TV
When Is Kick Off? Sunday 6 September
What Time Is Kick Off? 19: (BST)
Where Is it Played? St. Jakob-Park, Basel
TV Channel/Live Stream? Sky Sports Football (UK), fuboTV (US)
Switzerland lost their first game against Ukraine, after Oleksandr Zinchenko scored a superb winner for Andriy Shevchenko’s side.
Germany, on the other hand, were cruelly denied at the death in their opening game against Spain in Stuttgart. Jose Gaya’s injury-time equaliser gave Spain a 1-1 draw and left Joachim Low’s side waiting for their first-ever win in the Nations League.
Switzerland made the Nations League semi-final in the first edition, and they know that they have to get a result in this game against Germany, to ensure that they don’t leave themselves with a mountain to climb.
Switzerland vs Germany Team News
Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Manuel Neuer, Serge Gnabry, Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg are all missing due to their involvement in the latter stages of the Champions League, although Bayern’s Niklas Sule and Leroy Sane plus PSG duo Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler are included.
Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabian Schar, Remo Freuler, Denis Zakaria, Admir Mehmedi and Cedric Itten are all absent due to injury, while Edimilson Fernandes is in quarantine.
Switzerland vs Germany Preview
With such a congested summer break and quarantine measures causing havoc, these Nations League fixtures are taking place without a number of high profile players in almost every game.
While this is also true for Joachim Low’s team, the talent pool available to him is so deep that he can still afford to leave someone like rising star Kai Havertz on the bench for Thursday’s draw with Spain.
In contrast, the Nati looked desperately short of inspiration in Thursday’s defeat in Lviv against a modest Ukraine side also missing a number of first team regulars.
Switzerland vs Germany Prediction
Germany will go into the game as favourites on paper, but Switzerland can truly perform on their day against Europe’s finest. The added incentive of securing their first wins of the new Nations League campaign is huge, and will certainly contribute to an exciting clash at St. Jakob-Park.
Switzerland showed strength going forward but were extremely vulnerable in defence, while a string of mistakes all game meant Germany struggled to really control the game.
Prediction: Switzerland 1-1 Germany