Ace Football previews the Group E match between Spain and Sweden in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, the best odds, and form guides.
Spain take on Sweden for a match in the European Championship on Monday at Estadio de La Cartuja. La Roja arrive at the Euro 2020 placed 6 in the FIFA world rankings, sitting fairly close to Sweden who rank 18th in comparison.
Heading into their opening match at the tournament Spain are highly expected to win their group and challenge for the European Championship. The hosts had few problems taking a highly anticipated 1st place in the group stages and they are expected to go deep at the Euro 2020.
Sweden, meanwhile, are expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for a place in the next round of the Euro 2020. The Swedes are dreaming of repeating their best performance at the Euros which came in 1992 at home, when they reached the semifinals. They won enough matches in qualifying to top some groups, but had to settle for 2nd place. They will most likely exit the tournament before the final match, but odds suggests a good run is not beyond them.
Stats and Analysis
Spain have been in eminent form in the goal-scoring department. Luis Enrique’s men banged in 31 goals in their previous 10 internationals for an average of 3.1 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 5 of these matches, conceding 5 goals which is an average of 0.5 goals per game.
While Sweden begin their Euro 2020 campaign with very good stats in their last 10 internationals. The Blue and Yellow hit the target 2.3 times on average per game, scoring 23 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 9 goals, an average of 0.9 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.
Heading into their opening match at the tournament Spain are highly expected to win the match against Sweden. The three-time European champions will attempt to get through the group stages effortlessly, thus dropping points here is not on the agenda.
Booking a place at the Euros proved a little more exciting than Sweden would have wished for but they managed to grab 2nd place in their group.
Stats and facts for Spain and Sweden.
Fun stats Spain
- Spain unbeaten the last 10 matches in a row;
- Spain has won the last 15 matches in a row at home;
- Spain unbeaten the last 28 matches in a row at home;
- Spain has won in the last 27 of 28 matches at home.
Fun stats Sweden
- Sweden unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
- Sweden has won the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Sweden scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Sweden’s last 3 of 5 matches.
La Roja continue to collect points.
Spain look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their 3 latest internationals, Enrique’s side managed to win 2-1 against Georgia and went on to a 3-1 win against Kosovo. Their latest game produced a 0-0 draw against Portugal.
The Swedes aren’t doing bad either.
Sweden seem untouchable right now extending their winning run in their latest outing. The last 3 times Janne Andersson’s men played out an international match they managed to win 1-0 against Estonia, which was followed by a 2-0 win against Finland. Their most recent international served up a 3-1 win against Armenia.
Spain v Sweden Fixture History
When they last played an international match against each other – on 15 October 2019 – they both came away with a point in a 1-1 draw.
Spain have the following 3-2-1 meeting statistics with Sweden.
It is tempting to look at Ferran Torres as a possible marksman for Spain, as he has provided the team with 5 goals in their previous 6 internationals. Sweden, on the other hand, don’t have a prolific attacker in their ranks. But what the Swedes lack in quality, they make up for in quantity.