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France vs Sweden Live Stream & Tips – Close Match Expected in the EURO semi-finals

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Last updated: 26 Jan 2024
Vedran Ostojic 26 Jan 2024
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  • France vs Sweden predictions for Friday’s EURO 2024 match
  • The match is taking place at Lanxess Arena (16:45 GMT)
  • Who will claim a spot in the grand finals?
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Sweden have won 8 of their last 10 matches (Getty)

France vs Sweden Predictions


Nothing is separating these two sides in terms of quality in my opinion, even though France have better numbers. I wouldn’t be surprised if the winner is decided by one goal or in overtime, so I will stick with the Swedes to win in handicap.
  • France vs Sweden Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • France Form
  • Sweden Form

  • Sweden have won 2 of their last 3 matches against France.
  • Sweden have won 8 of their last 10 matches.

Head to Head


France have a 11-5 advantage against Sweden in 16 matches.

The most recent head to head duel was won by France 31-26 in January 2023.

France Form


France opened the EURO 2024 with a convincing victory in the first round against North Macedonia 39-29 with Hugo Descat bagging seven goals.  

They struggled in their second appearance against Switzerland, winning only one point in a 26-26 draw.  

Third round clash against the tournament hosts Germany was a massive step up for the French side, beating the opposition 33-30.  

Les Bleus had a successful second round, beating their old foes Croatia 34-32 and then Iceland 39-32. They made it three in a row and clinched semi-finals with a 33-28 victory against Austria. 

The most recent appearance saw France beat Hungary 35-32 in a match where they rested some of the key stars for the semi-finals action.

Sweden Form


The Swedes started the tournament with a 29-20 victory against Bosnia & Herzegovina, followed by even more commanding win against Georgia 42-26.   

The third round brought the biggest test in the first phase, struggling but eventually beating Netherlands 29-28 in a dramatic fashion.   

In their premiere appearance in the 2nd phase, the Swedes defeated Slovenia quite comfortably 28-22 but then lost a derby match to their big rivals Denmark 28-27. A spot in the semi-finals was sealed earlier this week with a 40-33 win over Portugal. 

After securing the 2nd place, Sweden used a combined lineup against Norway and lost 33-23.

Verdict

Both sides played great when it mattered the most. Sweden looked great against the world champions Denmark and I don’t see them going down without a big fight against France. 

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