Sweden vs England Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
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Final score: Sweden 0-2 England
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7th July 2018 – 15:00 GMT
Samara Arena, TV: ITV
Sweden vs England Predictions
England finally brushed aside their penalty shoot-out hoodoo and qualified for the quarter-final of the World Cup 2018 by beating Colombia in the round of 16. There is a feel-good atmosphere surrounding Gareth Southgate’s side and they will feel confident of reaching the final. They must find a way of beating Sweden in order to book their place in the semi-final of the competition. Janne Andersson’s side snuck past Switzerland in their round of 16 contest and are incredibly difficult to beat. They have kept consecutive clean sheets and have managed to stop the opposition from finding the back of the net in three of their four contests at this tournament. England have been priced up at an odds-on price with the majority of online bookmakers but they won’t find it easy and another draw looks a likely outcome. It’s available at 27/11 with 10Bet.
Sweden vs England Preview
Sweden played their part in an entertaining 90 minutes of football, picking up a narrow 1-0 success against Switzerland. It was a match of missed opportunities with both sides squandering countless opportunities. Yann Sommer made a number of top-class saves before seeing Emil Forsberg’s shot deflect past him. The Swedes held on and secured their place in the quarter-final and they are now just two matches away from reaching the final of the 2018 World Cup. There is a unity about this side and every single player fulfils their role perfectly. They don’t have many flair players in the team but they are extremely tough to break down and England will need to be at their creative best.
Gareth Southgate’s side were seconds away from picking up a narrow 1-0 win against Colombia in the round of 16 but Yerry Mina’s header sent the game into extra time before the
Three Lions emerged victorious on penalties. They played well in the first half although their tempo dropped after the break. They defended successfully for the majority of the game but struggled to find a way past Davinson Sanchez. They may also find Andreas Granqvist and Victor Lindelof hard to break down. They will need to play the ball of feet and move it quickly in order to succeed in this one.
Sweden have kept three clean sheets in their last four matches and kept Italy off the score-sheet during their World Cup qualifier. They will be difficult to break down and this game is unlikely to be a high-scoring affair. It will be boiling in Samara and both sides cannot afford to expend too much energy in the early stages of the game. This could be a slow-burner and Under 2.5 Goals looks likely. It’s available at 8/15 with 888sport, although many punters will prefer to take a chance on the 17/10 for Under 1.5 Goals.
Sweden vs England Correct Score Prediction
This game is unlikely to be a high-scoring encounter with both sides hoping to take control of matters in the centre of the park. Sweden have won two of their matches by a scoreline of 1-0, whilst their 3-0 win against Mexico was dictated by their opponents’ lack of a plan. England are yet to keep a clean sheet but this could be their first of the tournament. A 0-0 draw is entirely possible and it can be backed at 11/2 with William Hill.
Sweden vs England Odds
Expectation is high in the UK and England are priced at odds-on for this match. Royal Panda have them at 4/5 to book their place in the semi-final, whilst Sweden can be backed at 4/1. The draw is available at 13/5.
- These two sides met at the 2006 World Cup and played out an entertaining 2-2 draw. It also finished all-square in 2002. The draw is priced at 4/1 with Paddy Power
- England have scored against Sweden in each of their last four meetings
- Harry Kane is the leading goalscorer at the tournament with six goals
- England are yet to record a clean sheet at the 2018 World Cup
- Sweden have kept five clean sheets in their last six matches in all competitions
- Sweden only had 37% possession against Switzerland
- Two of Sweden’s six goals at the tournament have been penalties
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