Sweden Vs Slovakia: Betting Tips & Predictions

Sweden vs Slovakia Euro 2020
Euro 2021, Sweden Vs Slovakia, Group Stage, Group E, Saint Petersburg, 13:00

Match is over
Score: 1:0
Next Sweden’s Match
 
Next Slovakia’s Match

Sweden and Slovakia both achieved good results in their first games to blow Group E wide open. A win here for Slovakia would see them qualify.

Our Betting Tips

Sweden are slight favourites among the sports betting sites ahead of this tie in Saint Petersburg, although Slovakia showed once again in their win over Poland that they are a team that relish the big stage. Slovakia’s 2-1 win over Poland was hard fought but well deserved, as was Sweden’s 0-0 draw with Spain. There might not be too many goals in this one as both teams look to keep it tight.

TOTAL GOALS UNDER 2.5

Sweden were compact against the Spanish, and even could have won it with better finishing. There’s no doubt the Swedes miss Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the big striker who was ruled out of the tournament through injury. Yet with young Alexander Isak, the Swedes have another potential star. Back the attacker to get off the mark for the tournament in this game after looking so dangerous against Spain.

ALEXANDER ISAK TO SCORE ANYTIME

Sweden have more Finals experience, but Slovakia are forging a reputation as a tough team to beat in tournament football. A good showing at Euro 2016, in which the team got the Round of 16, and the opening win over Poland reveal a team with plenty of spirit and no little skill. The Slovaks could secure another valuable point here at least, which will see them through with a game to spare.

SLOVAKIA TO WIN +1

Best Odds

Sweden Draw Slovakia
22Bet 41/50 58/25 197/50
Bwin 83/100 23/10 4/1
Fansbet logo 4/5 49/20 17/4

Statistics

Head to Head

Sweden and Slovakia meet in Saint Petersburg in this Euro 2020 Group E encounter. Here are some of the most intriguing stats leading into this game.

Stats

  • Slovakia are yet to beat Sweden in five previous meetings. Sweden have won three games, and there have been two draws, including the last time these two sides met in a friendly in 2018.
  • Slovakia needed to navigate qualifying path B to get to these finals. The Slovaks saw of the Republic of Ireland on penalties and Northern Ireland after extra time to book their place.
  • Both of these teams featured at Euro 2016 but it was Slovakia who progressed to the Round of 16, while Sweden fell at the group stage, securing only a single point from their three matches.

Our Prediction for Sweden Vs Slovakia

The match to end in a draw

Sweden will be delighted with the point they secured against Spain in their opener, but Slovakia were good in their win against Poland and will be no easy scalp here. The draw looks the sensible bet.

Steve is a writer and dedicated sports follower, whether it is football, rugby, cricket, horse-racing or educating himself about sports that he doesn’t know so well. There’s always more to learn, and always sport to follow, which makes it the greatest hobby in the world (in this writer’s opinion!) With years of sports predictions and analysis behind him, Steve has learned to understand that research is key, as is understanding that nothing in sport is scripted, which of course makes the drama of it all so much more exciting.

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