Analysing Sweden vs Poland predictions, the former with the odds of 2.62 and the latter with the odds of 2.60, it is worth to start with taking a look at the opportunities that both those teams have in Group E of Euro 2021.
Both of these sides will be expecting to defeat any of the play-off contender too, and so this meeting between the Swedes and the Poles – scheduled to take place at the Krestovsky Stadium in Sankt Petersburg – will be crucial in determining who progresses to the knockout phase of Euro 2020.
So who will take the points here? In this column of Poland vs Sweden predictions, we will aim to make a case for both teams, while offering some betting tips that will hopefully yield a nice profit!
Based upon their efforts at the World Cup in Russia, you would have to just about give Sweden the edge here.
They topped a competitive Group F that also included Germany, Mexico and South Korea, and that was an effort based largely on an excellent defensive show – they conceded just two goals in those three games.
And then, in the last 16, they enjoyed another narrow victory – this time 1-0 over Switzerland. They lost to England in the quarter finals, but the Swedes set their stall out to be very difficult to beat, and they lived up to the billing.
Their current standings in Euro 2020 Group E (they are on the first position with 4 points gathered so far) also shows their potential. So far, in the tournament, they have managed to win with Slovakia (1-0) and to draw with Spain (0-0).
As for Poland, they enjoyed the perks of being drawn in a straightforward qualification group, but you can only beat what is in front of you and they did exactly that, triumphing in eight of the ten games they played.
The Poles only conceded five goals in their ten games, and only four teams conceded fewer in the whole of the qualification system.
Despite being on the bottom of their group standings at the moment with just 1 point, they still have a chance to qualify. Their first Euro 2020 match with Slovakia wasn't exactly what they intended it to be, as they lost (2-1) in spite of being the bookmakers' favourites for this game. However, they managed to draw with Spain, which was also unexpected, especially after the defeat with their southern neighbours.
So what we have here are two teams that are clearly well-organised and diligent in their defensive work, and so anybody hoping for a Poland vs Sweden preview that expects lots of goals and exciting action will be sadly disappointed.
This will be more like a game of chess on grass, but who will get the all-important winning goal?
3. Sweden vs Poland Betting Tips
So far, we have created a profile of this game that suggests it will be a tight and risk-free encounter, where the emphasis is on defending and protecting their own goal.
We will not be favourites. Sweden have very good players and it will be a very tough match. But we will be prepared, and this game against Spain has definitely given us a lot. - Robert Lewandowski, pain-Poland post-match conference, UEFA official website
As we look to put our Sweden vs Poland betting tips together, we should emphasise that we foresee this being a closely fought game where clear-cut opportunities are kept to an absolute premium.
But in Lewandowski, Poland have a player who – while yet to make his mark in major international football – is as capable as anybody of putting the ball in the back of the net.
That could be pivotal here, and, despite popular opinion, that’s why we’re predicting a Poland victory here.
4. Sweden vs Poland Live Stream
There is such a huge demand for live streaming at Euro 2021, and we hope that the best bookmakers take this on board.
The live streaming channels of betting sites are getting better all the time, with big competitions being added to their schedule all the time – let’s hope that Euro 2021 is on the list.
That way, you can enjoy a Poland vs Sweden live stream from the comfort of your own home, on desktop, smartphone and tablets. To make it even more exciting, make use of our Sweden vs Poland predictions and place a bet on your favourite!