Sweden vs Slovakia: the decisive game
We have made a prediction for the Euro 2020 game between Sweden and Slovakia, which take place on June 18. Will the Slovak Falcons be able to put up a fight? Find the answer below.
Sweden's start at Euro 2020 was different from what was expected from the Yellow-Blues. They did not let the Spanish national team create anything while playing in Sevilla. And even though Sweden didn't make a single shot at the opponent's goal, they were able to achieve the desired result.
At the qualification stage, Janne Andersson's men suffered only one defeat and finished second in the group, losing to Spain, but outplaying such principled opponents as Norway and Romania.
The team has looked good in 2021. At the start of the qualification for the World Cup in Qatar, Sweden scored two victories in a row - over Georgia (1:0) and Kosovo (3:0), after which they prevailed in three test matches while conceding only once from Armenia.
Svanberg is isolated with coronavirus, and Olsson has a knee injury. They won't be able to help their team against Slovakia.
Slovakia had many difficulties on their way to Euro 2020. The team finished third in the group and had to earn their ticket to the championship through the league of Nations, where the Slovaks beat Ireland and Northern Ireland.
TheSlovak Falcons started their qualification for the 2022 World Cup without defeats - two draws with Cyprus (0:0) and Malta (2:2), followed by an unexpected victory over Russia (2:1).
In the first game of the current European championship, Stefan Tarkovic's charges played against their neighbors from Poland. The result was decided by the Polish goalkeeper's own goal. Poland managed to make a comeback, but then they were left shorthanded after a red card.
Schranz is sidelined with a thigh injury.
Sweden did not lose in head-to-head games.
This bet played in the last three games of Slovakia.
This bet played in the last three games of Sweden.
No penalties were given in 2 of Sweden's last 4 games.
Both Sweden and Slovakia can qualify for the playoffs, even though that wasn't really expected before the start of Euro 2020. Slovakia was lucky in the League of Nations, but the team proved their worth with meaningful football and dedication in every game. The Swedish national team looked decent in Seville, even though they didn't use their attacking potential.
In our opinion, Sweden look a bit stronger. We expect that the Scandinavian team will be able to earn a victory that will grant them a pass to the playoffs.
Our prediction is Sweden to win.
Slovakia often open up, while Sweden's line of defense is one of the best at the tournament. Sweden managed to hold back the mighty Spanish team. They conceded only once in six games, which speaks of the strength of the Swedish defense. We assume that 1 or 2 goals will decide the outcome of this confrontation.
Second bet - total under 2.5 goals.
For those who like high odds, we suggest betting on Sweden to win with a margin of 1 goal.