The other game scheduled today in the World Cup Qualifiers will put face to face Northern Ireland and Switzerland, the betting odds being very well balanced at the moment.
Northern Ireland finished second in a group controlled by Germany (maximum number of point). They have won 19 points, four more than Czech Republic and six more than Norway, so there were not too many concerns about qualification. The hosts hope to make a good display now against one of the strongest teams in the qualification campaign. Taking a look at the odds, Northern Ireland start as underdogs here.
Switzerland had a fantastic run in the qualification group, winning the first nine matches. Then they lost the last game against Portugal, 0-2 away from home, losing the top position too. Shaqiri and his teammates are favourites at the bookies now, but they will not have an easy trip this evening. The last time when these two sides met each other was in a friendly game in 2004 and that a goalless draw.