Outright Odds: 50/1
Group B Winners: 9/4
Sweden battled their way by an ungainly qualifying group which integrated Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Iceland and skilled as among the two most effective placed runners-up. The Swedes lost narrowly 1-0 모바일바카라 to Croatia each residence and away but 8 wins from 8 from the rest of their opponents noticed them degree on details.
The Swedes boast great organisation in the back and their defence shipped just 4 objectives in 10 qualifying matches. Goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson was a revelation in qualifying, arguably building one particular oversight versus Iceland in a very match Sweden gained comfortably. The Rennes stopper is often a worthy substitute to the veteran Thomas Ravelli who gained more than one hundred caps for his nation.
Sweden even have very good attacking options to go with a resolute again line. The present darling of Swedish soccer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, blasted in 8 aims in ten qualifying video games though his creativity authorized the marauding Fredrik Ljungberg to attain 7 objectives from midfield.
Ibrahimovic arrived of age at Euro 2004 with a surprising back again-flick intention towards Italy which bring about Juventus obtaining him for about 11 million the subsequent August. He proved his mettle for scoring when it matters probably the most with an harm-time winner absent at Hungary within a cruch-qualifier.
Veteran striker Henrik Larsson, a member of the Sweden squad who completed 3rd within the 1994 finals, also provides an extra solution in assault as he seeks just one final hurrah prior to retiring from the game.
Even with thrashing their opponents in qualifying, rattling in 27 aims, thirteen of which came from poor Malta, the defeats versus Croatia increase dilemma marks more than whether they can repeat their glorious appearances from the previous.
This is certainly Swedens eleventh overall look at the planet Cup finals. They hosted the Match in 1958 and scored immediately after 4 minutes from Brazil in the final. Nevertheless, a seventeen-calendar year-previous Pele scuppered their ideas as well as the Brazilians ran out 5-2 winners. They've also reached the semi-finals in 1950 and 1994 so there is a great deal to Are living around.
The fans will expect them to enhance with a disheartening look inside the 2002 finals if they topped the main spherical team forward of both equally England and Argentina but shed in the 2nd round right after additional-time versus surprise bundle Senegal.
It will likely be a decent fight in between Sweden and England to acquire Group B, with both sides very likely to decide who tops the team once they meet up with in the final game. Earlier meetings have already been shut and so they drew one-1 after they performed in Team Fs opening fixture four several years ago. A repeat effectiveness is definitely the advised guess.
Sweden vs England attract @ eleven/five
Sweden vs England 1-1 appropriate rating @ five/one