The match is over.
Spain will be in the main Euro 2020 competition but now it is up to Sweden to see if they can sneak second spot in a crucial game for the Scandinavian outfit.
Sweden have only kept one clean sheet on home soil in the qualifying campaign so far but have managed to score in all but one of the Euro 2020 qualifying games so far (ironically against Spain). With seventeen goals in the campaign so far, Spain are one of the top scorers in the qualifying stages and have not failed to score in a game since June 2016 making both teams to score the way to go with online betting sites for goals value.
Perhaps a little unexpected but Sweden to win is the way to go for a little extra value. The home side are unbeaten in their last five games at the Friends Arena and Spain may have booked their place at the finals and head coach Robert Moreno may fancy experimenting and blooding some youngster giving Sweden their best chance yet of getting the win.
Always a fun bet this one and a bet that offers close to evens value is a good way to go. The last three games between the two have resulted in a total odd number of goals scored with a winner determined in all three (in Spain’s favour) whilst two of Sweden’s last four games have seen exactly three goals. Three is the magic number and three goals to be scored is the way to go making the total number of goals to be odd a sensible way to go for the conservative bettor.
Head to Head
Sweden suffered a tough 3-0 loss when the pair played the reverse fixture back in June which put Janne Andersson’s men on the back foot. Spain have won all of the last three encounters between the two although Sweden did get the better of their opponents last in 2006 during a Euro 2008 qualifying game, winning 2-0. Overall, the pair have met thirteen times with Spain winning six, Sweden three and a total of four draws.
Sweden to win and both teams to score
This may be perceived as something of a surprise to some but there is real value to be had with popular sportsbooks by backing the home win. Sweden’s only loss this campaign was to Spain but on home soil, Sweden have netted six times at home and have recorded two wins and a draw. Spain will likely have booked their slot in the finals as well and experiment somewhat opening the door for Sweden to nab their first win over Spain since 2006.
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