Sweden vs England Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Third quarter-finals match to be played is Sweden vs. England. This game is also good candidate to put our bets and earn some cash. These two teams played twenty-four times so far and they know each other very well. England recorded eight wins, nine draws and seven defeats. Average number of goals is almost three and last match won Sweden 4:2. All four goals scored Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is not picked up in national squad.
Sweden routinely managed to reach quarter-finals. Their performance was predictable. In group stage they defeated South Korea because they are objectively better team. Next game they lost to Germany as expected but we must be honest and say that Germans won in last seconds of the match. The best performance by Sweden is seen in match against Mexico. Scandinavians outplayed and destroyed Mexico 3:0. That is fantastic result although South American and Central American teams do not play good in this World Cup. Next opponent was Switzerland and everybody expected tough fight and that’s exactly what we’ve seen. Man of the match was RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg who scored winning goal in sixty-sixth minute 1:0. Switzerland was unrecognizable in that match. One Swedish defender will have to skip the match against England because of yellow cards. Sweden certainly watched match between England and Colombia and they saw that the English are dangerous but they are not unbeatable. It will be tough match and lots of things will depend on referee and his decisions. Some of referees have their personal favorites while others are on side of stronger teams. England is slight favorite but Sweden is not afraid and they know that this is the historical chance for them to eventually reach finals.
After sixteen years England is again in quarter-finals. Was it deservedly? It’s hard to say. After initial victory over Tunis and fantastic performance against Panama, England had to play match against Belgium that everybody eagerly awaited. What we saw was disgraceful. England refused to play seriously in order to get easier opponents in knockout stage. First easier opponent was Colombia and it turned out that they are not as easy as they looked. Luck was once again on English side when American referee was delegated for that match. Mr. Geiger had no trouble to show five yellow cards to Colombians in space of twenty minute. In fifty-seventh minute Harry Kane scored after penalty 0:1. Last seconds of the match were on when Colombia equalized 1:1. Later on, England won after penalty shootout. England was not better and don’t let anybody fool you. Both teams had the ball in their possession equal amount of time. Colombia had four attempts on target while England had only two and one of them was penalty kick. Cosmic justice is not satisfied yet and against Sweden, England must not rely on referees. Instead they should start playing football, the game they are so proud of.
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Gareth Southgate: "I have enormous respect to Sweden who are often underestimated. But they have a clear plan, and it will be very difficult."
Sweden don't have many missing players for this game. Mikael Lustig is suspended and he can't play against Three Lions. Jimmy Durmaz and Albin Ekdal are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and all of them will play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side England don't have fresh injury concerns before quarter final game with Sweden. Kyle Walker, Jamie Vardy, Dele Alli and Ashley Young are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and available to play.
Possible starting lineups
Sweden: Olsen, Krafth, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Claesson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Toivonen, Berg
England: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Young, Lingard, Henderson, Alli, Trippier, Sterling, Kane
Sweden vs England Prediction
We expect one tough football game and a true football battle for the semi-finals. Sweden always use the same tactical formation and their main objective for the match will be strong and aggressive playing in defending. Sweden usually play well against England and all players are in full of confidence before Saturday game. For sure Sweden deserves respect at the World Cup, but once again they must be underdogs. They are very difficult to beat and they play well organised in defense line. Sweden have kept three clean sheets in four matches at the 2018 World Cup and will try to do the same on the match with England. Sweden and England face each other for the 25th time and England have won eight matches. But, England have won just one from the last eight previous meetings. The Three Lions play solid football at the World Cup, but they have some problems to create good scoring chances. They have to control the ball on this match, and this game will be the same one as their opening against Tunisia. Only two of England's nine goals have come from open play so far and they have hard job to do if want to beat Sweden in regular time.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Sweden vs England Prediction: England to win. We believe in them, they have talented players, fighters and have a great captain. We expect from the Three Lions to score in 2nd half time and our second betting pick for the match is X/2. Also you can try to win more cash with bet England to win to nil.
Sweden vs England Correct Score Prediction
We expect from England to score in 2nd half time, but before 70th minute. After that, Sweden must play much better in attack and we believe England will score late goal after counterattack. So our risky bet goes on correct score 0-2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.