*Belarus v Switzerland – Betting Preview
*neutral venue, to be played in Serbia
97th-ranked Belarus has not qualified for any major tournament since the 2002 World Cup.
This nation has been under much scrutiny in the footballing world due to close ties with Russia.
Indeed, they are playing home games in Serbia due to the war in Ukraine.
Belarus is looking for a first competitive victory since March 2021, they have lost ten and drawn three times since then.
The Swiss competed impressively well in the World Cup group stage but then fell crashing out in the first round of knockout games.
The 6-1 embarrassment by Portugal was a big disappointment having played so well in the three group matches, where only then red-hot tournament favourite Brazil beat them.
They will expect to make the running in this Group where they boast the highest FIFA ranking of the nations involved.
The Swiss are an open and entertaining side, notably without a draw since March 2022, in which time they have won five and lost six. Anything less than victory here is a huge disappointment.
They have won just one of their last five away fixtures but that was against Spain in their final UEFA Nations League campaign.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Switzerland is the big favourite @ 1.20 and this is a clear preference. The draw is 6.5 while the shock home win is @ 14.0.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Switzerland -1.75 is @ 1.88 to win by at least two goals.
Belarus is @ 2.01 and It would not surprise if they kept this respectable. An exact 2 goal margin of win pays as a half win, and the other half of the stake is pushed. This looks a likely outcome in this match.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line is set at 2.75, the over is @ 1.87 and the Under is @ 1.95.
The Swiss are viewed as an open and entertaining team right now, as highlighted by the seven goal match in Qatar against Portugal. Their last seven matches produced an average of 3.14 goals.