Spain and Sweden are the two biggest candidates for booking a spot in the Euro 2020 out all the teams in the qualifying group F. These two meet on Monday evening at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. Obviously, the home team are the favorites here, but can Sweden cause an upset? Find out in Spain vs Sweden prediction and betting tips!
After a debacle in the World Cup 2018, Spain are back in shape. They did okay in the UEFA Nations League, even though they failed to qualify for the semi-finals. This team finished behind England and above Croatia in the Group 4 of the League A of the Nations League.
But, in the Euro 2020 qualification, they’ve been doing pretty well. They have six points after two rounds, having won against Norway and Malta. Sure, you may argue that they had an easy job in those two matches, but no one can deny that Spain have a pretty decent team. Actually, this squad is made of players playing for some of the biggest clubs in the world.
Another thing that makes Spain the favorite in this duel is that this team plays very well at home. They did lose to England in October last year, but that was their first defeat in Spain since 2016 when they lost a friendly match. And at home, they beat some real heavyweights. For instance, Spain hammered Croatia, the World Cup finalists, by 6:0 last September. Can they do something similar to Sweden? You will have to read this Spain vs Sweden prediction till the end to find out!
Sweden finished on the top of their UEFA Nations League group, leaving behind Russia and Turkey. Thanks to the fact that they won their group in the League B, they’re now promoted to the Group A. But, before that competition returns, they need to focus on the Euro 2020 qualification. If they manage to keep extend their decent form, we’re probably going to see them in the Euros next year.
Speaking of their good form, Sweden have won three out of four previous matches in all competitions, excluding friendlies. They beat Romania at home in the Euro 2020 qualifiers and played draw in an away game with Norway. What’s most interesting about this team is that they’ve been pretty impressive in the attack.
Sweden have scored a total of 5 goals in the two qualifiers they played so far. Furthermore, they’ve scored in all but one game since the World Cup 2018 finished. However, the fact is that they haven’t played against such a strong opponent as Spain for a long time. This is why we need to think of them as underdogs in our Spain vs Sweden betting tips.
De Gea – Ramos, Martinez, Carvajal, Alba – Busquets, Santi Cazorla, Parejo, Fabian Ruiz – Rodrigo, Morata
Olsen – Granqvist, Helander, Kraffth, Augustinsson – Olsson, Ekdal, Larsson, Claesson – Quaison, Berg
Spain vs Sweden Prediction
The player quality is on the side of Spain, even though Sweden must not be underestimated. Both sides are in a pretty decent run, so it’s fair to expect an interesting game on Monday evening. The away team is expected to play defensively, but considering that they’ve been scoring a lot of goals lately, we might see BTS here.
I’m pretty certain Sweden will give Spain a run for their money, however, in the end, I think La Furia Roja is going to win all three points.
Spain vs Sweden Betting Tips
- Spain @1.23 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.79 (1XBET)
- BTS @2.56 (1XBET)