Sweden – England : Preview & Prediction
This quarter-final between England and Sweden looks very undecided. In a very open game, the two European nations dream of being able to reach, again, the last square of the World Cup. Having not been part of the last four teams of the international competition for 24 years, the Swedes have surprised since their first meeting. Having beaten the Netherlands in qualifying and eliminated Italy in the play-offs, Sweden could prove that it was not a stroke of luck. Indeed, the men of Janne Andersson have managed to finish at the top of a group composed in particular of Germany and Mexico. Subsequently, Ola Toivonen’s teammates did not shiver when they eliminated Switzerland in the round of 16. For its part, England has not found itself in the last four of a World Cup for 28 years. Author of the first two games controlled against Tunisia and Panama, the selection of the Three Lions lost to Belgium to leave the first place of the group to the Red Devils. Finding Colombia in the next round, Gareth Southgate’s men trembled until the last moments. By conceding the equalizer in the final seconds of regulation time, the English had to defeat their curse in World Cup penalty shootouts to deflect the Colombian selection. From now on, England arrives in this quarterfinal with the status of favorite. With the best scorer of the competition, Harry Kane, the English will try to defeat the Swedish defense.
England have lost just one of their last 14 games.
Both teams dream of being able to find the last square of the World Cup.
The selection of the Three Lions can count on the top scorer of the competition: Harry Kane (with six goals).
The English remain the favorites in this quarterfinal.
During the last official duel, the English had won (3-2 at Euro 2012).
England could well manage to reach the last square of the World Cup. If the Swedes hope to achieve a new feat, this English generation seems full of promise. Very strong defensively since the beginning of the competition, Sweden should meet some difficulties against Harry Kane. Author of six goals in this World Cup 2018, the English captain will try to show the way to his team. Disappointing at the last big competitions, the selection of the Three Lions could well start to dream in Russia.
Sweden – England : Betting Tips
England – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70