EURO 2020: Spain v Sweden betting tips
The 2008 and 2012 European champions are without captain Sergio Busquets after he tested positive for coronavirus but Aymeric Laporte is set to start his first competitive game for Spain after his fast-track nationalisation process. Sweden will be without Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg, who have also both tested positive for coronavirus.
Spain take on Sweden in Group E on Monday and we’re expecting an entertaining 90-minutes between the two countries. Both nations are near to full strength and will be aiming to avoid defeat in the opening game of the group stage with games against Poland and Slovakia still to come.
Spain is unbeaten in 9 of their last 10 games now, winning 5 of them convincingly. 3 of those 5 wins have come on home turf, which could be a crucial point as this opener against Sweden takes place in Sevilla on Monday night. When talking about their new look back-line, they have kept a clean sheet in the last 3 wins at home. Only 30% of their games in the last 10 outings have seen more than 2.5 goals, making it a bit dicey to predict the number of goals in this one.
Sweden comes into this game in an amazing form of 5 straight wins on the trot. But this can be as misinterpreted as it can be. This is because they play in Spain on Monday with an away form of 4 straight losses. The Swedes have won just 2 of their last 10 away games.
Key points Spain – Sweden
- Sweden are winless in the last four meetings with Spain.
- Spain are unbeaten in their last 13 home matches.
- Spain have 10 clean sheets in their last 13 home matches.
- Sweden have won each of their last five matches.
- Sweden have lost four of their last five away matches.