December 31, 2021 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The last two meetings between these sides have been tight, low-scoring affairs and another similar encounter is on the cards on Thursday evening
Spain travel to the Friends Arena on Thursday night to face Sweden in Group B of 2022 World Cup qualifying.
Luis Enrique’s side currently sit top of the group courtesy of two wins and a draw from their opening three matches, yet the Swedes are a point behind having played a game fewer and victory for Janne Andersson’s men would see them overtake La Roja.
Sweden vs Spain latest odds
These two sides met in the group stage of Euro 2020 this summer, playing out a goalless encounter and they also met in qualifying for the tournament.
The two sides’ game in Sweden in 2019 saw Spain score in injury time to secure a 1-1 draw and another stalemate is priced at 5/2 (3.50) with bet365.
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Sweden can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) with an away win for Spain offered at 3/4 (1.75).
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Sweden vs Spain team news
The hosts are without defender Marcus Danielson who is suspended following his red card against Ukraine in the previous matchday.
Spain are without a number of players who featured at Euro 2020 with Pedri, Pau Torres and Mikel Oyarzabal all given time off following their exertions at the Olympics as well.
Sweden vs Spain preview
The goalless draw in Seville these sides played out in June saw Spain dominate possession but Sweden create good chances to score.
A difficulty in breaking down well-organised defences has long been a problem for La Roja and a lack of a clinical goalscorer has cost them plenty of matches over the years.
Luis Enrique’s men are likely to find Sweden deploying similar tactics to those used to great effect in their game at Euro 2020 and there is every reason to think that another low-scoring game is in store.
The hosts have kept two clean sheets in their two World Cup qualifiers so far and will be focused on frustrating Spain once more.
Sweden vs Spain Tips and Predictions
Under 2.5 goals and both teams to score ‘no’ is offered at 11/10 (2.10) while a goalless first half looks appealing at 13/8 (2.62).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.