Argentina are getting ready to clash with Sweden on Wednesday at Waikato Stadium. The upcoming Group G match is one of the games in three of the World Cup group stage.
After the first two rounds of group matches in the World Cup, Argentina have one point as number four, while Sweden rank as number one with six points.
Argentina have only one point to show for their efforts in their first two group matches, which is not great. At least they are still in with a chance of going through, but only if they win this final group match. Sweden came through their first two matches with six points to show for their efforts. Having already secured passage to the next stage, they might take it easy in this third outing.
Team form: Argentina vs Sweden
In the last three outings, Argentina beat Peru by 4-0, and lost 1-0 against Italy, before drawing 2-2 with South Africa. Argentina won five of their past 10 international matches, drawing two of those games. Unfortunately, they experienced defeat in three matches.
Sweden went unbeaten through their last three matches, which began with a 3-3 draw against Norway. A 2-1 win against South Africa followed, before they beat Italy by 5-0. Sweden were able to win five of their previous 10 internationals across all tournaments, drawing three of the games. They suffered two defeats as well.
Neither Sweden nor Argentina score many goals, but they are decent at keeping things tight at the back, and we don’t see a goal fest happening at Waikato Stadium.
Argentina vs Sweden Stats
- Argentina have not lost 7 of the last 8 matches
- Argentina have scored in 7 of the last 8 matches
- In 5 of the last 7 Argentina matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 3 of the last 4 Argentina matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Sweden have not lost 7 of the last 9 matches
- In 5 of the last 7 Sweden matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Sweden have conceded in 5 of the last 6 matches
- In 3 of the last 4 Sweden matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Sweden have not won 3 of the last 4 matches
Position in the World Cup standings: Argentina vs Sweden
Argentina vs Sweden H2H
Having scored just once lately in the World Cup, Romina Nunez will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Sweden hope Amanda Ilestedt can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to her tally of three World Cup goals.
WIN – DRAW – WIN
OVER – UNDER
Over 2.5 goals has paid out in each of Sweden’s two World Cup games and once for Argentina. Both teams saw Over 3.5 goals in their last outings, as Sweden crushed Italy 5-0 and Argentina drew 2-2 against South Africa.
BTTS & FIRST TO SCORE
Argentina have fallen behind in both of their World Cup games, having failed to score the first goal. Sweden have broken the deadlock once in the tournament so far. BTTS has paid out in one of each team’s two World Cup games.