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Sweden vs Slovakia Predictions & Tips - Tight match expected at Euro 2020

  • Sweden vs Slovakia predictions for Friday’s Euro 2020 match
  • The Group E clash is being played at 2pm BST at Saint-Petersburg Stadium
  • Sweden have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches against Slovakia
  • I am backing under 2.5 goals and a draw
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Sweden take on Slovakia at Euro 2020 (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 18 Jun 2021
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Sweden vs Slovakia Predictions


Slovakia know a draw will take them to the knockout stages which should ensure a low scoring match in Saint-Petersburg. I am backing under 2.5 goals and a draw at Euro 2020.

  • Sweden are undefeated in their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Sweden have won 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Sweden have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches (European Championship).
  • Sweden have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches against Slovakia (all competitions).
  • Slovakia have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 matches against Sweden (all competitions).
  • Slovakia are undefeated in their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Slovakia have drawn 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Slovakia have seen under 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 13 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Sweden have a 3-0 advantage against Slovakia with three draws in six matches.

Sweden Form


Sweden won five straight matches before the European Championship. All of their wins came against average opposition.

The Scandinavians won their opening two World Cup Qualifiers. They beat Georgia 1-0 before a 3-0 win in Kosovo.

Janne Andersson’s side then won all three international friendlies, beating Estonia 1-0, Finland 2-0 and Armenia 3-1.

Sweden started Euro 2020 with a 0-0 draw against Spain in Sevilla. They had just 15% possession with goalkeeper Robin Olsen man of the match.

Sweden Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt
Defenders: Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelöf, Andreas Granqvist (captain), Pierre Bengtsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Marcus Danielson
Midfielders: Sebastian Larsson (vice captain), Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Ken Sema, Viktor Claesson, Mattias Svanberg, Kristoffer Olsson, Dejan Kulusevski, Jens Cajuste
Forwards: Marcus Berg, Alexander Isak, Robin Quaison, Jordan Larsson

Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg could return after missing the Spain match through COVID-19.

Carl Mikael Lustig came off with a muscle injury against Spain and is expected to be replaced by Emil Krafth.

Janne Andersson could make some changes with his side doing a lot of chasing the ball against Spain. Sebastian Larsson could make way for Viktor Claesson.

Slovakia Form


Slovakia are undefeated in their last six matches with four draws and two wins.

The Falcons drew their opening World Cup qualifiers 0-0 in Cyprus and 2-2 against Malta before a 2-1 home win against Russia.

Stefan Tarkovic’s side played two friendlies before the European Championship, a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria followed by a 0-0 draw against Austria.

Slovakia got off to a great start at Euro 2020. The beat Poland 2-1, taking the lead through an own goal before Marek Hamsik assisted Milan Skriniar for the winning goal after Poland had been reduced to 10 men. 

Slovakia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Martin Dúbravka, Dušan Kuciak, Marek Rodák
Defenders: Peter Pekarík, Tomáš Hubočan, Milan Škriniar, Dávid Hancko, Ľubomír Šatka, Denis Vavro, Martin Valjent, Martin Koscelník
Midfielders: Marek Hamšík (captain), Juraj Kucka, Vladimír Weiss, Róbert Mak, Ondrej Duda, Patrik Hrošovský, Ján Greguš, Stanislav Lobotka, Lukáš Haraslín, László Bénes, Tomáš Suslov, Jakub Hromada
Forwards: Michal Ďuriš, Róbert Boženík, Ivan Schranz

Centre back Denis Vavro tested positive for COVID-19 and misses out.

Inter Milan central defender Milan Skriniar leads the way in defence and has also shown himself to be a valuable goalscorer.

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Verdict

Slovakia will be doing everything they can to keep this tight and avoid defeat. I am backing under 2.5 goals and a draw at Euro 2020.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-161.29 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @250.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @600.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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