Spain vs Sweden preview, team news, betting tips & prediction – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Spain will look to pull clear at the top of Group B with a win over Sweden when the two sides meet in the World Cup qualifiers this week.
The two sides will meet on the 14th of November at 19:45 pm BST.
Spain and Sweden are separate by just one point in their group and the hosts cannot afford to slip up here. They will be looking to build on their 1-0 win over Greece in the last game and extend their lead at the top of the table.
Meanwhile, Sweden will fancy their chances of beating Spain given the way they have performed against Luis Enrique’s side in the recent meetings (two draws and a win in the last three matches). They will also look to overtake Spain and climb to the top of the standings here.
Spain vs Sweden team news
Spain possible starting line-up: Simon; Carvajal, Laporte, Martinez, Gaya; Gavi, Busquets, Koke; Sarabia, Morata, Olmo
Sweden possible starting line-up: Olsen; Krafth, Lindelof, Nilsson, Augustinsson; Kulusevski, Ekdal, K Olsson, Forsberg; Isak, Ibrahimovic
Spain vs Sweden form guide
Spain are coming into this game on the back of four wins and two defeats in their last six matches across all competitions. They have failed to beat Sweden in the last three meetings and the home side will be desperate for a win here.
Having said that, Spain have done well against Sweden at home and they have kept four clean sheets in their last four meetings at home.
Sweden have won four of their last six matches across all competitions and they will fancy their chances against Spain.
Spain vs Sweden betting odds
Here are the latest betting odds for Spain vs Sweden from Betfred:
• Spain – 2/5
• Draw – 18/5
• Sweden – 7/1
• Over 2.5 – 14/19
• Under – 5/4
Spain vs Sweden prediction
Spain are certainly the better team here with more depth and quality. However, they have struggled to beat Sweden in the recent meetings. Luis Enrique will demand a reaction from his players here and it will be interesting to see whether the home side can step up and deliver.
At home, Spain have done reasonably well against Sweden and they will be expected to pick up a narrow win.
Prediction: Spain to win.
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