England will face an on-fire Switzerland when the teams meet for a friendly clash at the King Power Stadium in Leicester on Tuesday, 11 September 2018, kick-off at 21h00 CAT.
England come into the game on the back of a 2-1 home loss against Spain in their opening UEFA Nations League clash this past weekend. Gareth Southgate’s side got off to a flying start with an early goal from Marcus Rashford, but they allowed Spain to net through Saul and Rodrigo.
The Three Lions were somewhat unlucky to have a late equaliser from Danny Welbeck ruled out for a debatable foul on goalkeeper David De Gea, but La Furia Roja were the stronger team on the night and deserved their victory.
Switzerland, meanwhile, enjoyed an incredible start to their UEFA Nations League campaign, handing Iceland a 6-0 thrashing at the Kybunpark in St Gallen on Saturday. Vladimir Petkovic watched in satisfaction as his team racked up goals through Steven Zuber, Denis Zakaria, Xherdan Shaqiri, Haris Seferovic, Albian Ajeti and Admir Mehmedi.
It was a five-star performance from the Rossocrociati, and followed their strong showing in the 2018 World Cup, where they progressed strongly through the group stage before suffering a surprise loss to Sweden. This ultimately denied them the chance to meet England in the quarterfinals, but the teams will have a chance to renew their rivalry this midweek.
England v Switzerland – Head-to-Head
In head-to-head terms, England and Switzerland have met in 24 matches, according to FIFA’s statistics database. The Three Lions have claimed 16 wins compared to three for the Rossocrociati, while five games have been drawn.
The teams’ most recent meeting was a European Championship qualifier in September 2015 at Wembley Stadium. England claimed a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney. The Swiss have not claimed a win in this rivalry since a World Cup qualifier way back in May 1981.
Matches played 24
England wins 16
Switzerland wins 3
England form (most recent first) – LLLWD
Switzerland form (most recent first) – WLDWD