The Red Crusaders reached the knockout rounds at Brazil 2014 and have every chance of repeating that feat in Russia, judged on the Switzerland World Cup 2018 odds.
Switzerland had to endure a rollercoaster ride of emotions in qualifying, with agony coming before ecstasy in the closing stages.
After starting their pool with nine straight wins, they incredibly had to settle for second best following a 2-0 loss to Portugal in Lisbon in the final set of fixtures.
However, the Swiss recovered to beat Northern Ireland 1-0 on aggregate in a two-legged play-off, prevailing in Belfast before grinding out a draw in Basel.
More of the same spirit here could see them through to the last 16 for the third time in the past four renewals of this tournament.
Four years ago, wins over Ecuador and Honduras proved enough to help them progress alongside France, prior to going down 1-0 in extra-time to Argentina.
There will be few positive Switzerland World Cup 2018 betting tips and predictions when they open up by facing Brazil in Rostov-On-Don.
A Kaliningrad clash with Serbia could then prove pivotal to their chances, though, before closing with a Nizhny Novgorod tussle against Costa Rica.
Odds correct on date of publication: 21/05/2018
Xherdan Shaqiri must shrug off the disappointment of being relegated from the Premier League with Stoke, as he is the catalyst for much of Switzerland’s attacking play.
The 26-year-old former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan midfielder hit a hat-trick in the 3-0 triumph over Honduras at the last World Cup in Manaus.
Up front, Benfica striker Haris Seferovic is a reliable goalscorer who netted four times in qualifying.
Juventus wing-back Stephan Lichtsteiner loves to get forward, even at the age of 34, and he bagged three goals during that campaign.
AC Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez is a rock-solid operator on the other flank, while Arsenal ace Granit Xhaka can hold things together in midfield.
Rank (world): 6
WC appearances: 10
Best effort: Quarter-finals in 1934, 1938 and 1954
Road to Russia
SUI 0-0 Northern Ire
Northern Ire 0-1 SUI
Portugal 2-0 SUI
SUI 5-2 Hungary
Latvia 0-3 SUI
SUI 3-0 Andorra
Faroe Isl 0-2 SUI
SUI 1-0 Latvia
Stephan Lichtsteiner (D)
Ricardo Rodriguez (D)
Granit Xhaka (M)
Xherdan Shaqiri (M)
Haris Seferovic (F)
Vladimir Petkovic – BOS