Winners: SWZ vs. LAT

More good fortune yesterday. We’re halfway through the week in Vegas and there has been some skill, but as always, the winning has to do with luck. Here’s to hoping for more of the same today.

Let’s move forward.

Today, Switzerland plays at Latvia. Switzerland has dominated its group and is undefeated, having won seven out of seven games. However, with Portugal on its heels to win the group and avoid the playoff, Switzerland will need to continue its solid play backed by its strong defense. Latvia, conversely, sits in last place in group having lost all but one of its seven previous group games. As different as their records are, when they last played in the group, it was only a 1-0 win by Switzerland, Latvia’s smallest defeat in the group. Latvia have lost its last five while Switzerland has won its last five. In fact, Switzerland hasn’t lost a game in over a year.

Here’s how we’ll bet it.

  • Pick 1: Switzerland -400 (Bet $32.50 to win $8.12)
  • Pick 2: Draw +460 (Bet $7.50 to win $34.50)

Switzerland cannot afford to lose this game with Portugal behind it and a game remaining with them. I think it will play composed on the road and take something from this game.

Fingers crossed.