The 13th game and our 13th set of World Cup 2022 predictions take us to the Al Wakrah Sports Complex on November 24th, where the Swiss National Team takes on Cameroon. At Betiton, you will be in the best position to place your bets on the game, as we provide full online sports betting coverage with hundreds of markets to select your odds from. In this Switzerland vs Cameroon prediction, we will be analysing the history of both teams in the FIFA competition, looking at key players that can influence this particular match, sharing with you our predicted outcome of the game, and also providing you with our best World Cup tips. Let’s now look at the first game to kick off the first run of matches in Group G, who’s going to take the 3 points?
The Swiss are another one of those dark horses that, upon first glance would seem to be a weaker opponent, but their performances always turn out to be a reminder of just how dangerous they are. The Betiton World Cup predictor has them down as 14th favourite to lift the trophy at 80 to 1. This is perhaps a little harsh, given past results, which is great for you because you get a very attractive offer. When it comes to the World Cup betting odds we always have to look at the greater picture. Group G is a tricky one for all three of the four teams in there, and this match against Cameroon will be huge because either is capable of collecting all 3 points. Perhaps, the past results of the Swiss team can be an insight into how they will perform in the competition and this opening fixture.
World Cup History
Can the history of a club’s performance within the competition help to make your World Cup predictions? Well, it can, and with Switzerland, there is a fairly strong pattern of performance. This will only be the 12th time the Swiss have qualified for a World Cup. Between 1970 and 1990, they didn’t make any qualifications. In 1994, they made the Round of 16 and then vanished again until the 2006 World Cup, where they achieved the same Round of 16, coming in 10th position overall. In 2010, they only lasted till the Group Stage, and in both 2014 and 2018, they were in the Round of 16 again.
When it comes to the UEFA European Championship competition, in 2020, they reached the Quarter-finals and 7th place, so are they destined to reach the Round of 16 again or perhaps finally break out of this position to achieve a place that is equal to their earlier success in the World Cup? In 1934, 1938, and in 1954, they achieved Quarter-finals status. Are the team able to regenerate the same spirit? Well, beating Cameroon would be the first step, and it’s by far an easy one to take.
Let’s look at the current form of Switzerland and see how they managed to qualify for the trip to Qatar.
Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022
The qualifier group Switzerland was in had them tipped to qualify and the results didn’t disappoint. They finished top of the group which wasn’t expected given this is a group that had Italy in the mix. Nevertheless, Switzerland topped the table, winning 5 matches, drawing 3, and not losing. Their goal record was impressive with 15 scored and only 2 goals conceded.
The results would suggest that the Swiss are in good form coming into this fixture, but form is only ever temporary. The competition they face in Group G will be of greater quality than what came in the qualifiers.
|25/03/2021||Bulgaria vs Switzerland||1-3|
|28/03/2021||Switzerland vs Lithuania||1-0|
|05/09/2021||Switzerland vs Italy||0-0|
|08/09/2021||Northern Ireland vs Switzerland||0-0|
|09/10/2021||Switzerland vs Northern Ireland||2-0|
|12/10/2021||Lithuania vs Switzerland||0-4|
|12/11/2021||Italy vs Switzerland||1-1|
|15/11/2021||Switzerland vs Bulgari||4-0|
Switzerland Players to Watch
Who in the Swiss national football team has the capability of influencing a match? Here we look at three of the team’s star players that can have an impact against Cameroon. These select three can also be considered with other football betting markets if you wish to step into alternative betting options beyond just the standard Win Draw Win.
- Xherdan Shaqiri: Position: Right Wing. One of the more experienced in the Swiss squad, the 30-yr old comes into the World Cup with 106 caps, 26 goals, and 29 assists. Highly impressive stats and it’s crucial for Shaqiri to make his dangerous runs at Cameroon’s slower defence.
- Breel Embolo: Position: Striker. Ironically born in Cameroon but with Swiss Nationality, he will want to prove that he made the right choice. Embolo comes to Qatar with 56 caps, 9 goals, and 14 assists.
- Granit Xhaka: Position: Central Defensive Midfield. The midfield general of the team will need to break up Cameroon’s counter-attack play and be the one to trigger the transitions from defence to attack. Xhaka comes into this game with 104 caps, 12 goals, 10 assists, and 23 cards.
Cameroon have had a busy schedule recently, having to juggle the World Cup Qualifiers and the African Nations Championship throughout all of 2021 and into 2022. As a team, they are not comparable to the glory days of the 90s. But they are on the way back it would seem. However, for now, when it comes to this year’s World Cup bets, Betiton has them ranked 23rd favourites to win the competition with outside odds of 199 to 1.
In the AFCON, they topped the group stages with no losses. They went into the play off making it to the semi-finals, where they lost 3-1 on penalties to Egypt. Could Cameroon channel the spirit of 1990 and reclaim the title of best African team in the World again? Well, if there is any tiny hope of that happening, then they most definitely need to get a result from the Switzerland game.
World Cup History
Will Cameroon’s tournament history affect your football predictions? Well, when it comes to their past, they didn’t make their first independent appearance until the 1982 competition. They missed the next, but in 1990, oh boy, were they the team of the competition. In 1990, led by the nation’s Roger Milla, Cameroon brought flare and passion in equal measure and the team made it to the Quarter-finals, ending in 7th place. This would be the furthest an African team had ever reached in the competition at this point. However, it was an almighty fall from grace, with Cameroon never making it past the Group stages since and failing to qualify twice in 2006 and 2018.
Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022
For Cameroon to book their flight to Qatar, they had to play a 6-game group knock-out and then go through a two-leg qualifier against another knock-out winner. Well, the knockout stages saw them come top of the table with 5 wins and 1 loss. They scored 12 and conceded 3 goals in that process. They then went on to face the winners of Group A who were Algeria. Algeria won the first leg, and Cameroon won the second. However, it was away goals that sealed their progress to the 2022 World Cup.
|03/09/2021||Cameroon vs Malawi||2-0|
|06-09-2021||Ivory Coast vs Cameroon||2-1|
|08/10/2021||Cameroon vs Mozambique||3-1|
|11/10/2021||Mozambique vs Cameroon||0-1|
|13/11/2021||Malawi vs Cameroon||0-4|
|16/11/2021||Cameroon vs Ivory Coast||1-0|
|25/03/2022||Cameroon vs Algeria||0-1|
|29/03/2022||Algeria vs Cameroon||1-2|
Cameroon Players to Watch
Does Cameroon have any quality in their team to cause an upset for the Swiss? Potentially, and we pick our top three that could have an influence on this match. Plus, it may encourage you to look at the alternative betting markets if you wanted to focus on something other than who will win.
- Karl Toko Ekambi: Position: Left Wing. Perhaps the team’s current best player, though only carrying 49 caps, has 12 goals and 3 assists. Like many of the Cameroonians, he like a tackle and for that, has four yellows.
- Vincent Aboubakar: Position: Striker. If Cameroon are to do anything to disrupt Group G, then they will need goals from this guy. Aboubakar is one of the more experienced players carrying 85 caps, 33 goals, 6 assists, and 7 yellows.
- Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: Position: Striker. Super sub for this game perhaps. At 33 it will be his last World Cup. He brings 68 caps, 18 goals, and 4 assists.
Switzerland vs Cameroon Betting Odds
At Betiton, you can discover many incredible WC 2022 betting odds housed within hundreds of betting markets. Betting on football is more than just predicting who you think might win or if there will be a draw. Betiton enhances your immersive experience by enabling you to bet on all actions of the game. Here we look at two popular Switzerland vs Cameroon odds; Match Winner and Over/Under 2.5 Goals.
|Switzerland to Win||Cameroon to Win||Draw|
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
|Over 2.5 Goals||Under 2.5 Goals|
Who Will Win? Switzerland vs Cameroon Prediction
The beauty of this FIFA tournament is that nothing is a guarantee. Most “bigger” teams often qualify by playing far weaker nations that will never qualify for the tournament, but they can faulter once faced with stiffer competition. The current football predictions for this match at Betiton have Switzerland as favourites to win. But this will not be an easy game for both teams. The three points from this match may just be enough for them to qualify, as neither are expected to face a hugely in-form Brazil squad. It will be a tight game, and our initial Switzerland vs Cameroon prediction was going to be a score draw. However, instinct is saying that there is a 1-nil winner in this match.
Our Switzerland vs Cameroon prediction: Switzerland
Our Switzerland vs Cameroon Betting Tips
There are many betting markets you can choose to expand on the ways to win. You can opt to go for our 1-0 Switzerland vs Cameroon score prediction, but these are also some other betting markets you can look into… Total Match Cards is a good market to look at because of Cameroon’s awful disciplinary record. If you want to be brave, a score draw is not so wild an option, perhaps 1-1.