2022 World Cup Qualification. Europe
Group stage. Round 10. Group B
Stadium: Olimpico de Sevilla (Sevilla)
The Swedish team lost their advantage over Spain where it was not expected — in Georgia. Now Tre Kronor are in second place and all they need in Spain is a victory. And whether they succeed you will see later.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Spanish team regained the lead after an important away victory over Greece with a score of 1-0. The only goal was scored by Pablo Sarabia from the penalty spot. Now Luis Enrique's players can heave a sigh of relief, because the Swedish team can't play offensively, although they have the experience of bouncing back. At the same time, the Spaniards have learned how to sport open areas. So the Italians paid for it in the semifinals of the Nations League, but the French did not fall into the same trap in the final of the tournament. So we do not get to see the naive team that can blindly possess the ball most of the game time, but also score decisive goals while holding the right score.
There was a sensation this week as Khvicha Kvaratskhelia eclipsed Zlatan Ibrahimovic himself. As a result, the young Georgian netted two goals against the Swedes, while Sweden scored zero. Thus, Tre Kronor lost their slight advantage over the Spaniards, which turned into a disadvantage. Now the Swedes are one point behind the Spaniards. And all the previous victories, including home triumphs over Spain and Greece, were in vain. But it is only with crazy luck and coincidence that these efforts will pay off.
Spain and Sweden have played as many as 9 official matches. La Furia Roja leads with a minimal advantage, 4-3. Yes, the Swedes have always been an uncomfortable opponent for the Spaniards, even in the most prime years (2008-2012). This explains such a score. They have met very often in recent years. The Euro qualifying match in Spain ended with a resounding victory for the hosts (3-0), and the return match away ended in a 1-1 draw. In the group stage of the Euro, the meeting ended in a nil draw. And the last encounter in the current qualification was a 2-1 win for the Swedes. Then Carlos Soler’s goal was followed by Alexander Isak and Viktor Claesson’s reponses.
Expert Betting Tips
We believe that the Spaniards will have no problem beating the Swedes this time. Sweden is in a disadvantageous position now, so they are doomed to fail. Bet365 gives odds of 2.15 for the home team's victory with a handicap of 1.5 goals.
Also, the first goal is likely to be scored early enough, as the situation of the Swedes is stalemated, and the Spaniards will not give up their principles. So we recommend betting on the first goal to be scored before minute 29. 1xbet gives odds of 1.91 for this outcome.
Finally, we assume that two or three goals will be scored, as the tournament position and style of the Spaniards do not foresee a 1-0 score. Betway offers odds of 2.05 for this option.