Spain head into their match with Sweden this coming Monday. This is their first of three matches in their group stage at the Euro 2020 and scene of the action is Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville, Spain. Spain bring a ranking of number 6 in the FIFA world charts to the table, sitting fairly close to Sweden who come here with a ranking of number 18.
Before their first match at the tournament Spain are heavy favorites with the bookmakers to top their group. Spain had few problems taking a highly anticipated 1st place in the group stages and they are expected to go deep at the Euro 2020.
They won enough matches in qualifying to top some groups, however Sweden had to settle for 2nd place. They will most likely exit the tournament before the final match, but odds suggests a good run is not beyond them.
Spain vs Sweden stats and analysis
Spain have been in eminent form in the goal scoring depardement. Spain banged in 31 goals in their previous 10 internationals creating an average of 3.1 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 5 of these matches, conceding 5 goals which is an average of 0.5 per game.
Sweden begin their Euro 2020 campaign with very good stats in their last 10 internationals. Sweden hit the target 2.3 times on average per game, scoring 23 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 9 goals, an average of 0.9 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.
Heading into their opening match at the tournament Spain are highly expected to win the match against Sweden. Spain will attempt to get through the group stages effortlessly, thus dropping points here is not on the agenda.
Sweden could not have been presented with a tougher assignment in their first encounter at the Euro 2020, but from a positive perspective they have very little to lose.
Stats and facts for Spain and Sweden.
- Spain unbeaten the last 10 matches in a row;
- Spain has won the last 15 matches in a row at home;
- Spain unbeaten the last 28 matches in a row at home;
- Spain has won in the last 27 of 28 matches at home.
- Sweden unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
- Sweden has won the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Sweden scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Sweden's last 3 of 5 matches.
Lineup Spain vs Sweden
Form Spain vs Sweden
Spain continue to collect points.
Spain look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their 3 latest outings, Spain split the points in a 1-1 draw against Greece and went on to a 2-1 win against Georgia. Their latest game produced a 3-1 win against Kosovo.
Sweden keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their 3 latest internationals, Sweden finished off Kosovo in a 3-0 win and went on to a 1-0 win against Estonia. Their latest game produced a 2-0 win against Finland.
Spain v Sweden Fixture History
The last time the two nations squared up against each other, on 15 October 2019, both came away unscathed following a 1-1 draw. Spain and Sweden came through the same group in qualifying with Spain grabbing 4 points from a possible 6.
Full Time Betting
According to bookmakers Spain have a 71% chance of beating Sweden. That equals odds of 1.40 on Spain to win, while the draw sits at 4.40. Placing a bet on the away win for Sweden returns you odds 8.00.
Ferran Torres arrives at the Euro 2020 very keen to continue the momentum he has build up in his last 6 internationals for Spain. Scoring 5 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output. Managing 2 goals in his previous 6 internationals for Sweden makes Sebastian Larsson a player every opponent will have marked as one to keep an eye on.