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Dean Saunders’ Wales v Switzerland preview: plenty of goals in Baku?

| 09.06.2021

Our Matchday Squad journalist will be covering Wales throughout Euro 2020

I’ll be in Baku for this game and I can’t wait to watch Wales in action.

They start against Switzerland, and I don’t think there is much between the two teams. Both have a star player, we have Gareth Bale, they have Xherdan Shaqiri, and beyond Bale, I think the strongest part of our team is in the forward positions, we have players capable of scoring. However, when it comes to our defence, we’re not really blessed with players performing at the highest level.

But as I say I don’t think the Swiss are much stronger than us, both teams will be looking at this match thinking they can win it, and three points from the first game puts you in a strong position to qualify.

I think both teams will go for it, and as a result, I can see goals in this game, hopefully most of them for Wales! I’m going for a 3-1 win for my team.

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Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders is a former professional footballer and manager who played as a striker in a career which lasted from 1982 until 2001.

He played for Liverpool and Aston Villa in the 1990s, and set a new British transfer record when he joined the former from Derby County.

He began at his hometown club Swansea City before also playing for Brighton, Oxford United, Bradford City, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United as well as spells at Galatasaray and Benfica.

He was capped 75 times at senior level for Wales between 1986 and 2001, scoring 22 times, making him one of the nation's highest-scoring and most-capped players of all time.