If Sweden are to progress to the knockout stages of Euro 2020 they’ll surely have to get the better of Slovakia such is the quality of the other teams in Group E, Spain and Portugal.
Slovakia are determined not to be the whipping boys and are certainly good enough to put up a fight in Saint Petersburg but this experienced, well-coached Sweden side should earn the win.
Sweden vs Slovakia Match Stats
Sweden vs Slovakia Odds Comparison:
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Sweden vs Slovakia: Our Prediction and Best Bet
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the man to drag Sweden so often that you might think his retirement would be a major blow. As much as any team would miss a player of his quality, Sweden are not short of leaders or experience. They’ll be happy to remain patient and get the job done in low scoring matches so we like the look of a bet on Sweden to win 1-0 at 11/2 with bet365*.
Sweden vs Slovakia Betting Odds
Sweden are the odds on bookies’ favourites to win this but this is a big challenge, not least because they’ll be the underdogs in every other match that they play at Euro 2020. If they get their mentality right, Sweden should win but Slovakia are tricky opponents.
Sweden To Win Odds
Sweden should win this match but you’d have to be either very brave or very convinced about them to simply back them to win at a best price of 4/5 with 888sport.
Sweden vs Slovakia: Draw Odds
The big danger for Sweden is that they don’t grasp the mantle of being favourites and fail to impose themselves sufficiently on Slovakia. If that transpires we could be in for a stalemate with the draw 5/2 with Betfair.
Slovakia To Win Odds
If Slovakia really defend well and take away any sense of momentum from Sweden perhaps they could even go on to earn a smash and grab win which is available at odds of 15/4 with Virgin Bet.
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Sweden vs Slovakia Stats and Facts
- Experience is the name of the game for Sweden who have an average age of over 29 in their squad
- Slovakia will feel that the fates are on their side having coming through a penalty shootout to get past Republic of Ireland and then a game that went to extra time against Northern Ireland in their qualification playoff
- Sweden manager Janne Andersson likes to play with two strikers which he’ll hope will keep the two Slovakia centre-backs busy
Sweden vs Slovakia – Players To Watch Out For
- Sweden: Alexander Isak is hoping that Euro 2020 will be a breakout tournament for him internationally and the exciting Real Sociedad striker could be the man to break the deadlock.
- Slovakia: Milan Skriniar’s performances at the heart of defence will be vital in creating a platform from which Slovakia’s midfielders and forwards can thrive.
Where can I watch Sweden vs Slovakia?
The BBC are broadcasting this match on BBC One and the iPlayer.
What happened the last time Sweden played Slovakia?
Slovakia are yet to beat Sweden in their five meetings but it was honours even in their most recent match, a friendly in October 2018.
What are Slovakia and Sweden’s chances of winning Euro 2020?
Not high! Slovakia are one of the rank outsiders according to the bookies with BetVictor going 500/1 about their chances. Sweden are shorter at 100/1 with bet365* but that price shows that they are not exactly well fancied.
I thought this match was being played in Dublin?
Dublin was the original host for this match but Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland meant that the Aviva Stadium was dropped by Uefa and replaced by the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.
* Euro 2020 betting odds correct at the time of writing. All odds are subject to changes.