Spain - Sweden | Euro 2021 Betting Tips, Prediction & Odds
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Spain vs Sweden for Euro 2021. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
Spain and Sweden are meeting in the second game of Group E at Estadio La Cartuja in Seville. Three-time European champion Spain is a big favorite to win this group, but Sweden also has ambitions for a deep run in EURO 2021.
- Spain vs. Sweden
- Group E – First Round
- Date – 14/06/2021
- Starting time – 21:00 CET
- Venue: Estadio La Cartuja in Seville, Spain
Spain Stats & Form
After three consecutive major tournaments without winning a knockout game, EURO 2021 is an excellent opportunity for Spain to remind the world of how great a football team they are. European Champions in 1964, 2008, and 2012 topping the Group G after eight wins and two draws, finishing 5 points clear of Sweden, who also qualified for the finals. Luis Enrique’s assistant, Alberto Moreno, led the team during the qualifications as they scored 31 goals (on average 3.1 goals per game) and conceded only five goals (0.5 per game).
The Spaniards started their road to Qatar 2022, with seven points after two wins and a 1-1 draw in Greece.
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has had his switch in nationality from France to Spain approved by Fifa. The 26-year-old was granted Spanish citizenship and can now play for the country at Euro 2021 this summer. Laporte has played for France’s youth teams but has not made an appearance for the country’s senior team.
Players such as Sergio Busquets, Sergio Ramos, Koke, and Thiago Alcantara possess enough experience at huge competitions to make EURO 2021 a remarkable tournament for Spain. 28-year-old Alvaro Morata will be the biggest threat up front, with 19 goals scored in 39 caps for the national team.
Sweden Stats & Form
The Blue and Yellow have qualified for their sixth consecutive European Championship, hoping that this time they will progress beyond the group stage for the first time. The Swedish squad won six games, drew three times, and lost only once to Spain during the qualification campaign. Sweden finished four points clear of their neighbors and rivals Norway. The Swedes scored 23 goals and conceded nine in ten matches.
Sweden started their Qatar 2022 qualification with two straight wins. By the way, they will clash with the Red Fury again as they were drawn together in FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group B.
Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of Janne Anderssons plans for this summer’s European Championship after a knee injury sustained while playing for AC Milan against Juventus. Ibrahimovic came out of international retirement in March after an absence of almost five years from the national team and was due to be named as part of the Sweden squad for EURO 2021.
The Swedish team doesn’t have many famous players, however, it has a great core that can play an important role in the tournament. Their 35-years old captain, Sebastian Larsson has 127 caps and nine goals for the national team. Robin Quaison was Sweden’s top scorer in qualifications with five goals, and alongside experienced striker Marcus Berg (84 caps, 19 goals) and young Juventus star Dejan Kulusevski (11 caps, 1 goal) will represent the biggest threat for the opponents’ defense.
Spain vs Sweden Head-to-Head Stats
Spain and Sweden have played 14 matches against each other since 1950. Spain has won six games while Sweden has been the winner only three times. The rest of the five clashes finished in a draw. The Red Fury has scored 21 goals versus 15 scored by the Blue and Yellow.
Spain vs Sweden Betting Odds
Odds for this match are 1.36 for Spain, 8.50 for a Sweden victory, and 4.75 for a draw at BET365.
Spain vs Sweden Betting Tip:
Spain is a big favorite here for a reason. The game will be played on Spanish soil in Estadio La Cartuja in Seville. The teams had two meetings in the Euro 2021 qualifying group. In June 2019, Spain beat Sweden 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, while in the return leg in September at the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden was unlucky to only get a 1-1 draw. A strike from Marcus Berg early in the second half looked like it would earn Sweden a famous victory, but Rodrigo grabbed the equalizer in the 92nd minute. Eight out of the 14 games between Spain and Sweden finished with three or more goals which would suggest that we can expect a few goals to be scored in the upcoming meeting in EURO 2021. So, take the Over 2.5 here.