Sweden is getting ready to clash with Polandthis coming Wednesday at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. The match is played as one 12 games in round 3 of the group stages at the Euro 2020. Sweden arrive at the Euro 2020 placed 18 in the FIFA world ranking, thus indicating a close match against Poland who look at the Euro 2020 from number 21 in the FIFA world ranking.
Prior to the Euro 2020 Sweden were expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for a place in the next round of the Euro 2020. It would go down as extremely unlucky if they do not manage that now. Sweden are dreaming of repeating their best performance at the Euros which came in 1992 at home, when they reached the semifinals.
Whilst outsiders to top their group Poland still seem to have a decent opportunity to qualify for the knock out stages. Poland grabbed top spot in their qualifying group through a convincing campaign. Judging by the odds with the bookmakes they could both be on their way home early or they could cause an upset.
Sweden vs Poland stats and analysis
When it comes to goal-scoring Sweden are not the most prolific side. Sweden scored a sustainable 19 times in their previous 10 internationals, making it 1.9 goals per game. They have been great in defence conceding a lowly 5 goals at their own end. That is an an average of 0.5 a game, achieving a clean sheet in 7 of these matches.
Poland joined the Euro 2020 with modest offensive stats from their previous 10 internationals. Poland pulled off 1.8 goals per game, scoring 18 times and conceded 7 which is an average of 0.7 per game. In 6 of the matches they also accomplished a clean sheet.
After collecting 4 points from their first two outings, Sweden have their target set on going undefeated through the group stages with a firm sight on keeping momentum going.
Poland would have hoped for more than 1 point to show after their first two matches, and definitely need a win to have a chance of seeing the next round.
Stats and facts for Sweden and Poland.
- Sweden unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
- Sweden unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Sweden scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Sweden's last 4 of 6 matches.
- Poland has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Poland has won in the last 6 of 7 matches when playing away;
- Poland scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Poland's last 4 of 6 matches.
Lineup Sweden vs Poland
Form Sweden vs Poland
Sweden looking formidable.
Sweden look to have found a rich vein of form right now with yet another win last week. In their last 3 international matches Sweden finished off Armenia in a 3-1 win and followed that up with a dull 0-0 draw at Spain, before taking part in a 1-0 win against Slovakia.
Poland hope to stop the rot.
Poland will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form. In their 3 latest outings, Poland ended with a 1-1 draw against Russia and went on to a 2-2 draw against Iceland. Their latest game produced a 2-1 defeat against Slovakia.
Sweden v Poland Fixture History
When these two nations last faced off against each other, Sweden ended up taking all 3 points in a 3-1 victory. Sweden face up to Poland with a 3-0-0 history in various recent meetings across all competitions or friendlies.
Full Time Betting
The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Sweden will pay out at 2.45, as bookies predict Sweden are in with a 41% chance of beating Poland. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.10 on offer, while an away win for Poland pays out at 2.88.
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it would seem a good idea to side with Emil Forsberg. The Sweden international has found the back of the net 2 times in their last 6 matches. Robert Lewandowski is on 3 goals in the last 6 internationals for Poland and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here.