Sweden vs England Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips

World Cup SWEDEN vs ENGLAND

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Date: 7th July 2018,  10am – Stadium: Samara Arena
TV: Fox Sports

Sweden vs England Predictions

Sweden missed numerous chances to put the game to bed against Switzerland but Janne Anderson’s side still managed to book their place in the World Cup quarterfinals. They have been rewarded with a tie against England and Janne Andersson’s side will look to make themselves tough to breach once again. England drew 1-1 against Colombia and didn’t have it all their own way in the second half. Gareth Southgate’s side were decisive in the shoot-out but the 1966-winners look a little short in the betting. They are yet to keep a clean sheet at the tournament and that is a worry. Only Germany have beaten Sweden so far at this tournament and a draw is a likely outcome in this one. It is available at 3.40 with Betway.

Sweden vs England Preview

Sweden have surprised many people at this tournament and the Group F winners have now reached the quarterfinals of the competition. They are just two games away from reaching the final and they look solid enough to get there. They only just qualified for the 2018 World Cup after beating Italy across two legs but they’ve proved worthy competitors in Russia. They have remained tough to beat and extremely well-organised and there is an obvious unity within the squad and it’s served them well. Following their 1-0 victory over Switzerland, they will fancy their chances of getting to the semifinal. Andreas Granqvist has opted to stay with the squad despite the prospect of becoming a father in the near future and that is a clear indicator of his desire and belief in this current squad.

There was plenty of expectation surrounding England’s arrival at the tournament and their fans remain optimistic. They finished second in Group G and were rewarded with a tie against Colombia. The Three Lions needed penalties to overcome Los Cafeteros as they managed to keep their composure from the spot. They will need to be at their creative best to qualify for the semifinal and may find it difficult to break down this Swedish back-line. Harry Kane is leading the way in the goalscoring charts and the Spurs striker’s all-round effort was commendable in the round of 16. The captain led from the front and looks likely to be a nuisance once again in this fixture.

Over/Under Prediction

On paper, there doesn’t look to be too much between these sides and this could be a tight game. Sweden have conceded just two goals so far and they’ve both come against Germany. England haven’t kept a clean sheet yet but both of their last two matches have featured fewer than three goals. They hit eight against Panama and Tunisia but as the calibre of opposition has improved, they’ve found it trickier to hit the target. Under 2.5 Goals looks likely and is available at 1.48 with Sports Interaction.

Sweden vs England Correct Score Prediction

This game is likely to be tight and there shouldn’t be much between the pair. England could only draw with Colombia and have failed to win either of their last two matches at the 2018 World Cup. Sweden don’t concede many goals and have won three of their four matches so far without conceding. A 0-0 draw looks possible here and it can be backed at 6.45 with Intertops.

Sweden vs England Odds

Sports Interaction make England 1.82 favourites to win inside 90 minutes here and that price looks too short. The draw is priced up at 3.40 and is our preferred selection here whilst it’s 4.63 for a Swedish victory.

Statistics

  • These two sides have a history of draws in this competition with recent meetings including a 1-1 draw in 2002 and a 2-2 four years later. The draw is priced at 3.40 with 888sport
  • All of their last four meetings at the World Cup have resulted in stalemates
  • Sweden won their most recent meeting, which was a friendly in 2012
  • England are yet to keep a clean sheet at the 2018 World Cup
  • Harry Kane is the leading goalscorer at the tournament with six goals. Three of these have come from the penalty spot
  • This is England’s first appearance in the quarter-finals since 2006
  • Sweden have kept five clean sheets in their last six matches across all competitions


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