Ace Football previews the Group D match between Sweden and Poland in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, the best odds, and form guides.
The match between Sweden and Poland will kick off this coming Wednesday at Saint Petersburg Stadium for their final game in the group stages of the Euro 2020. Sweden arrive at the Euro 2020 placed 18 in the FIFA world ranking, sitting fairly close to Poland who come here with a ranking of number 21.
Whilst outsiders to top their group, Poland still seem to have a decent opportunity to qualify for the knockout stages. That would be a welcome payback for the disappointment of leaving the Euro 2016 without even scoring a single goal. Booking a place at the Euros perhaps proved a little more exciting than Poland dreamed but they proved to have enough quality for 1st place in the group.
Sweden vs Poland stats and analysis
When it comes to goal-scoring, Sweden are not the most prolific side. Sweden scored a sustainable 15 times in their previous 10 internationals last 10 matches including Euro 2020 and the tournament qualification, making it 1.5 goals per game. They have been great in defense, conceding a lowly 8 goals at their own end. That is an average of 0.8 a game, achieving a clean sheet in 6 of these matches.
Poland have not exactly set the world on fire lately when it comes to goal scoring. Poland scored a mediocre 16 times in the last 10 internationals creating an average of just 1.6 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 2 of these matches, conceding 16 goals which is an average of 1.6 per game.
After collecting 4 points from their first two outings, Sweden have their target set on going undefeated through the group stages with a firm sight on the knockout stages.
Having only picked up a single point so far, Poland need to seriously up their game to claim their first win at Euro 2020.
Stats and facts for Sweden and Poland.
Fun stats Sweden
- Sweden unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
- Sweden unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Sweden scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Sweden’s last 5 of 7 matches.
Fun stats Poland
- Poland unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Poland scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Poland’s last 4 of 6 matches;
- Poland conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
Form Sweden vs Poland
Sweden continue to sparkle.
Sweden keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their previous 3 matches last 10 matches including Euro 2020 and the tournament qualification, Sweden managed to get a rather comfortable 3-1 home win to Armenia and went on to a dull 0-0 draw at Spain. Their latest match served up a 1-0 win against Slovakia.
Poland hope to stop the rot.
Poland go into this encounter on the back of some poor performances in the league. The last 3 times Poland played out an international match last 10 matches including Euro 2020 and the tournament qualification, they ended with a 2-2 draw against Iceland, followed by a 2-1 defeat against Slovakia. Their most recent international served up a 1-1 draw against Spain.
Sweden v Poland Fixture History
The last time the two nations squared up against each other, which was back on 5 June 2004, Sweden ran away with a 3-1 victory.
Sweden have won 100%, while Poland have won 0% of their last 3 encounters in the European Championship resulting in a total of 3-0-0.
Sweden are banking on Sebastian Larsson to bring his A-game to the table as he has in recent internationals in which he claimed 2 goals in 6 outings. Robert Lewandowski is on 2 goals in the last 6 internationals for Poland and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here.