On Thursday, September 2, in the Swedish city of Solne, Sweden and Spain will meet at the Friends Arena in the qualification for the World Cup 2022 .
Sweden Football Team
The Swedish national team took part in Euro 2020 this summer of 2021, in which they successfully passed the group stage, taking first place in their group, playing there with Spain, Slovakia and Poland. The Swedes then played in a draw with the Spaniards, and defeated both the Slovaks and Poles. But in the playoffs, the Swedish team was eliminated from the Ukrainian national team at the very first stage. Having finished the main time of the game in a draw (1: 1), in the additional first half the Swedes were left in the minority, after Danielson was sent off in the 98th minute. And they failed to keep the score until the penalty spot. In the last seconds of the meeting, the Ukrainians put an end to the game, scoring in 121 minutes.
In the group stage of the selection for the 2022 World Cup, the Swedish team took a good start. Six points were scored in two games and the current second position in the standings.
In the starting game of the qualification there was a tough victory over Kosovo (1: 0), where Krasnodar striker Claesson scored a goal.
And in the second game there was a confident victory over Kosovo (3: 0). On goal scored by: Augustinsson, Isak, Larsson.
Spain football team
Spain did well at the recent UEFA EURO 2020, finishing in third place. In the group, the Spaniards did not lose a single game, but came out of second place, letting the Swedes go ahead.
In the first round of the playoffs, Spain met with Croatia. The game turned out to be nervous, but a strong-willed victory was achieved. The Spaniards, with the score (3: 1) in their favor, gave up the initiative to the opponent at the end of the game, which equalized the score before the whistle of regular time. Nevertheless, in extra time they scored two goals and moved on.
In the quarterfinals, Spain met with Switzerland. The game here also turned out to be difficult and as a result, the football lottery decided everything. The Spaniards were more accurate from penalty kicks, winning on penalties (3: 1).
In the semifinals, a toss brought Enrique’s team to Italy, which they had now lost in a penalty shootout (2: 4). Olmo and Morata were unable to convert their shots.
The Spaniards started the current qualifying stage for the 2022 World Cup well. They are now in first place with seven points. Only the first match was with a loss of points, where Spain drew with Greece (1: 1). Then she was visiting over Georgia (2: 1) and home over Kosovo (3: 1).
Prediction for the match Sweden – Spain
Sweden and Spain played in the following five head-to-head games:
18.11.07 Spain – Sweden 3: 0;
06/14/08 Sweden – Spain 1: 2;
06/10/19 Spain – Sweden 3: 0;
15.10.19 Sweden – Spain 1: 1
06/14/21 Spain – Sweden 0: 0.
Both teams are claiming the first place in the standings and the upcoming match for both teams will be prejudicial in many ways. In the last five head-to-head meetings, the Swedes have never been able to defeat the Spaniards, but the last two games have been drawn. And never were more than three goals scored and not more than one goal in a duel from the Swedes. Both teams have very good defensive redoubts and reliable goalkeepers. Therefore, in this match, I think the Swedes will impose the fight on the Spaniards, playing from defense on counterattacks and will try to keep a draw with a minimum number of goals.
The main markets offered by the 1xbet promo code for this game:
Sweden’s victory – 5.37;
Spain win – 1.75
Draw – 3.77;
F1 (1.5) – 1.40;
ITM (1.5) – 1.28;
TM (3) – 1.47.
Probable outcome: F1 (1.5), ITM (1.5), TM (3).