Georgia and Switzerland meet in Boris Paichadzis Erovnuli Stadioni, in a match for this phase of the Qualification Round for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 02-04-2003 and ended with the score: Georgia (0-0) Switzerland. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Georgia presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got a home win against Kazakhstan by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches Georgia has 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The defense has been strong and has suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Georgia enters this match with a 2-1 victory at the reception in Kazakhstan, in a game for the League of Nations: Chakvetadze and Merebashvili scored the team’s goals. In this first game for the qualifying phase, coach Vladimir Weiss must act in a 4-3-3, favoring a faster style of play, being that the three most advanced pieces are Qazaishvili, Chakvetadze and Merebashvili. However, it is in the defense that this team has its strengths, counting on the experienced central defenders Khocholava and Kvirkvelia. For this game the house selector must be able to count on all his players.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, as it did not have to play any of the eliminatory before this group stage. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor. against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they beat Belgium at home (5-2). In the last 10 away matches Switzerland has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 comebacks. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 8 of their 14 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Switzerland arrives in this match with a 5-2 triumph in the reception to Belgium, thus achieving direct access to the final phase of the League of Nations of the UEFA: the goals of the team were marked by Ricardo Rodríguez, Elvedi and Seferovic ( 3). The Swiss team must act in a tactical system in 4-4-1-1, with the aim of using a more interior style of play, progressing in the field through short passes. At the individual level we highlight the midfielder Granit Xhaka, being this very important in the offensive process of the team. The coach Vladimir Petkovic can not count on striker Seferovic, a player recovering from an injury.