SWE vs SLO Dream11: As the Euro 2020 goes on in full swing, it will be Sweden that squares off to Slovakia at the Krestovky Stadium for a Group E fixture. Sweden will be pleased to nick a point from Spain after being on the back of goalless draw. Meanwhile, Slovakia, also kicked off their campaign in grand manner as they beat Poland 2-1 on Monday. An own goal from Wojciech Szczesny followed up by Skriniar scoring at the 70th minute got Slovakia maximum points.
Both sides have some quality players up their ranks, and the game is anticipated to be a closely contested affair. However, it will be Sweden that will be looking to get the in order to pile further pressure on Spain, while, Slovakia will be keen on being unbeaten.
Date: June 18, Friday
Kick-Off: 6:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium
The game will be broadcasted live on the Sony Sport Network, and can be streamed on Sonly Liv and Jio TV.
Head to Head
From the last five meetings between the two sides, it’s Sweden have had the edge with three wins, while, two games have ended on level terms.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Mattias Svanberg misses out after being tested for COVID-19
Expected Changes and Strategy: Robin Olsen could be starting in at goal, while, Mikel Lutig, Victor Lindelof, Marcus Danielson and Ludwig Augustinsson could line up as the back four in defence. Sebastin Larson, Kristoffer Olson, Albin Ekdl and Emil Forsberg could feature in at midfield. Marcus Berg and Alexander Isak are in contention to lead the attack.
Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelöf, Marcus Danielson, Ludwig Augustinsson; Sebastian Larsson, Kristoffer Olsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Alexander Isak
Injury Report and Unavailability: Ivan Schranz is on the sidelines due to injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Martin Dubravk should be starting in between the sticks, while, Petr Pekarik, Lubomir Saka, Milan Skriniar and Tomas Hubocan could line up in defence. Juraj Kuck and Jakub Hromada are likely to feature in central midfield. Lukas Haraslin, marek Hamsik and Robert Mak could provide the service to Ondrej Duda up top.
Martin Dúbravka; Peter Pekarík, Ľubomír Šatka, Milan Škriniar, Tomáš Hubočan; Juraj Kucka, Jakub Hromada; Lukáš Haraslín, Marek Hamšík, Róbert Mak; Ondrej Duda
Alexander Isak can play a pivotal role in the forward line for Sweden. The odds are in favor of him scoring the first goal by 7/2. Isak bagged 17 goals and two assists from 34 appearances in La Liga this season.
The odds in favor of Ondrej Duda to score the first goal are 15/2 for Slovakia. Duda registered seven goals and four assists from 32 appearances in the Bundesliga this season.
The odds in favor Sebastian Larsson to score a goal are 11/2. Larsson is in charge of the set pieces and could have a big role to play here.
Marek Hamsik was one of the stars of the show in the last game for Slovakia. Hamsik secured an assist and also had a pass accuracy of 85.4% as well. Milan Skriniar has also been solid in defence, as well as while pushing forward. Skriniar scored a goal in the previous game and also had a pass accuracy of 94%.
GK: R Olsen
DEF: V Lindelof, M Skriniar, L Augutinnson, M Danielson
MID: S Larsson, M Hamsik, R Maka
FOR: O Duda, A Isak
Sweden are unbeaten in the last five meetings against Slovakia, and will have the mental edge going ahead. That being said, the SWE vs SLO Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of Sweden to get the win by 1.95 as per 1XBET.