Betting tips for Sweden vs England 07.07.2018
One of the most equalized quarterfinal duels of this World Cup to the Scandinavian team and to England. Sweden passed as the first of the Group, after suffering to win Costa Rica, see how Kroos gave victory to Germany in the 95th minute and give Mexico a look (3-0) on the last day. In the round of 16, a lucky goal by Forsberg gave them the victory against Switzerland (1-0).
The Nordics not only seem to have managed to overcome the withdrawal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the last European Championship in France but the Scandinavians have been able to charge Italy in San Siro to get into the next World Cup. The Swedes started with a victory against South Korea, with a goal from the penalty spot, which puts them to a victory in the last 16.
Interestingly, the Scandinavian team did not give good feelings throughout the last European Championship, falling in the first phase after losing to Italy and Belgium, and not being able to pass the draw against Ireland. However, the Swedes competed with France for the lead of Group A qualification for the World Cup, being in second place with 19 points, 4 less than the French, and leaving Holland out by better goal difference.
Janne Anderson was chosen to regain the spirit of the selection that has lacked competitive spirit and for this, has several players with important roles in their teams. Benfica center-back Victor Lindelof is the head of the defense despite his youth, while in the generation of the attacking game, Ola Toivonen and Kimmy Durmaz, partners in French Toulouse, complement the goal-scorers team formed by Marcus Berg , former Panathinaikos striker, and center forward of Celta de Vigo, John Guidetti.
England comes from winning to Tunisia (2-1, with saving goal from Harry Kane), crushing Panama (6-1) and losing with the reserves against Belgium (1-0). In the round of 16, he won in penalties against Colombia, breaking his particular curse from the eleven meters.
The English team ensured their presence in this World Cup after making an excellent qualifying phase, in which they achieved 26 points, with 8 wins and two draws in the 10 games played. The Three Lions Team has settled under the command of Gareth Southgate. The former international side was the emergency substitute after the scandal that led to the dismissal of Sam Allardyce last October and, after his arrival, the selection of the Three Lions has been much more aggressive than the version seen in the last European Championship.
Allardyce was in charge of leading the team in the victory of the first day by 0-1 in Slovakia. Southgate took over the team in the victory of the English against Malta 2-0. Subsequently, the team drew a draw in their visit to Slovenia, with a huge performance by Joe Hart to beat Scotland 3-0 in the next game. In March, the English defeated Lithuania 2-0, closing a streak of two friendly matches without knowing the victory against Spain (2-2) and Germany (1-0). Days later, the English played the most exciting game of which we have been in 2017. The English drew 2 in Scotland, in a match that they had won 5 minutes from the end and in which they saw as Griffiths, with two goals of foul almost consecutive, put the game in favor of the locals. The goal in added time of Harry Kane was the minor evil for the equipment that, in the three last parties, gained to Slovakia (2-1), Slovenia (1-0) and in Lithuania (0-1). England come from defeating Holland in Amsterdam by 0-1 and draw against Italy (1-1). Last week, I beat Nigeria by a tight 1-0.
The English have won only two games for the Swedes in the last 50 years. In 8 of the last 15 games in qualifying in England has had to play an extension, something that given the equality between the two, we predict for this game.