Switzerland vs Austria prediction, odds & betting tips – 08/06/2024

Switzerland vs Austria prediction
Zeki Amdouni celebrates a goal against Estonia – Photo by Icon Sport

Switzerland and Austria go head-to-head in their final warm-up game ahead of Euro 2024 and we're bringing you our predictions for Saturday's clash.

The Swiss take on Hungary in their first game in Group A where they will be one of the favourites to qualify for the knockout stage behind the hosts Germany who take on the other Group A side, Scotland.

Austria have been much more unlucky with their group stage draw as they face France, Netherlands and Poland in Group D but only a fool would rule out Ralf Rangnick's side before a ball has even been kicked.

Switzerland vs Austria prediction: Close and competitive 90 minutes expected

Key Stats

  • Both teams have found the back of the net in six of the last seven encounters between Switzerland and Austria.
  • Switzerland have only lost one of their last six games against Austria and Saturday's hosts have drawn three of their last six matches in all competitions.
  • Under 2.5 goals have been produced in five of the hosts' last six outings.
  • Four of the visitors' last six matches have witnessed fewer than three goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Switzerland backed by the bookmakers

  • HOME: 7/5 (2.40) – 41.7%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%
  • AWAY: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

You can find all our predictions for today's games on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Switzerland dominate

Saturday's hosts have won four and lost one of their last five games against Austria with the last meeting between the pair in 2015 ending 2-1 to the Swiss.

International Match 17/11/15

Austria

Austria

1
Switzerland

Switzerland

2

Switzerland preview: A good mix of youth and experience

Switzerland ran out 4-0 winners on Tuesday night against Estonia but will be expecting a much tougher test in their final friendly ahead of Euro 2024.

Stiker Haris Seferovic hasn't been called-up to the latest squad so there is more pressure on the likes of Breel Embolo, Steven Zuber and Zeki Amdouni to score the goals for Murat Yakin's side, though, none are considered out and out strikers like Seferovic.

Predicted lineup: Mvogo (GK), Schär, Widmer, Elvedi, Akanji, Zuber, Shaqiri, Xhaka, Freuler, Duah & Ndoye

Euro 2024 15/06/24

W

Hungary

Hungary

1

Switzerland

Switzerland

3

International Match 08/06/24

D

Austria

Austria

1

Switzerland

Switzerland

1

International Match 04/06/24

W

Estonia

Estonia

0

Switzerland

Switzerland

4

International Match 26/03/24

W

Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

0

Switzerland

Switzerland

1

International Match 23/03/24

D

Denmark

Denmark

0

Switzerland

Switzerland

0

Austria preview: Without their captain Alaba

David Alaba will be a huge miss for Austria at Euro 2024 but there is still plenty of experienced and talented players in Ralf Rangnick's squad, particularly in midfield and attack.

35-year-old Marko Arnautović will surely be playing in his final international tournament and either he or Michael Gregoritsch will lead the line in Germany, while Marcel Sabitzer and Christoph Baumgartner provide the goal threat from midfield.

Predicted lineup: Pentz (GK), Posch, Danso, Wöber, Laimer, Baumgartner, Schmid, Prass, Seiwald, Wimmer & Arnautović

Euro 2024 17/06/24

L

France

France

1

Austria

Austria

0

International Match 08/06/24

D

Switzerland

Switzerland

1

Austria

Austria

1

International Match 04/06/24

W

Serbia

Serbia

1

Austria

Austria

2

International Match 26/03/24

W

Turkey

Turkey

1

Austria

Austria

6

International Match 23/03/24

W

Slovakia

Slovakia

0

Austria

Austria

2

Player to watch – Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri is one of three centurians in the Swiss squad with the Chicago Fire midfielder set to earn his 123rd cap for Switzerland this weekend.

The former Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Liverpool midfielder is enjoying his third season in the MLS where he has continued to score and create goals in his own unpredictable fashion.

Xherdan Shaqiri player to watch
Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his side's first goal – Photo by Icon Sport

Nobody has more goals in the current Switzerland squad

The stocky and powerful right winger began his international career in 2010 and has been a key player in the Swiss side ever since, scoring 31 goals.

We're backing Shaqiri to impress against Austria in the final warm-up game for both countries before the fly out to Germany for the 2024 European Championship where we expect the Chicago Fire star to shine as he so often does in major tournaments.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things