Sweden’s national football team heads into Euro 2020 tournament having as a minimum target to qualify for the knockout phase. The Scandinavians reached the quarter-finals at the World Cup 2018, but the best-ever finish at European Championships seems too far from them. In 1992, as the host nation, they made a run to the semi-finals. Now, Janne Andersson’s men seek to qualify from the group stage for the first time since Euro 2004, at Portugal, when they reached the semi-finals and took 3rd place. Sweden is a major underdog to lift the trophy at 101.00 odds, having almost the same chances as Poland (at 7.00 odds) to win Euro 2020 Group E. Andersson selected several Italian Serie A’s players, like Svanberg, Kulusevski, Olsen, and Ekdal. Still, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence is a significant drawback.
Read our Sweden Euro 2020 detailed analysis based on the squad, probable lineups, and Janne Andersson’s tactics. Explore all the latest odds the released predictions for Sweden’s potential route from Group E through the knockout phase.
Sweden Euro 2021 Odds & Predictions
Only seven of 24 Euro 2020 participants have fewer chances from Sweden to lift the trophy based on the outrights’ odds for the tournament’s winner. Reading that conclusion as implied probability, the Scandinavians have a 0,99% percentage to conquer 1st place. Meanwhile, only the Czech Republic (151.00 odds), Wales (201.00), Scotland (251.00), Slovakia (251.00), Hungary (401.00), Finland (501.00), and North Macedonia (501.00) give a higher payout.
The Swedish team will have one away match against host nation Spain on the group’s opening day. Then, Janne Andersson’s players should cover a 4,496 km distance to Saint Petersburg, Russia, for Matchdays 2 and 3. The matches against Slovakia and Poland will be held in the “Krestovky Stadium” neutral ground. Sweden should handle Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence, the superstar forward with 118 caps and 62 goals as an international player. Get our released predictions and picks based on the latest Sweden’s Euro 2021 odds to qualify from Group E.
✔️ Group E ⏩ Sweden to Place 3rd @3.15 (43/20) odds.
✔️ Group E ⏩ Sweden - 4 exact points in group @3.50 (5/2) odds.
✔️ Group E ⏩ Spain, Poland, & Sweden to Place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd* @1.87 (87/100) odds.
*without a specific order
Sweden Euro 2020 Fixtures & Schedule
Poland vs. Sweden Euro 2020 match, at Matchday 3, will be the crucial showdown for Group E’s classification; that result will probably determine the 2nd place. Spain has the most chances for 1st place, while Poland and Sweden are the joint-favorites for 2nd one at 7.00 odds (6/1) to qualify for the knockout phase. The Euro 1992 semi-finalists won a straightforward qualification with only one defeat at Group F. They won six matches from eight at Euro 2020 qualifiers, taking 2nd place behind Spain. Sweden scored 23 goals and conceded nine in the process, suffering a heavy 3-0 loss at Madrid from “Furia Roja.” The Scandinavians had an excellent opportunity to win the Iberians at Solna in October 2019, but they ended the match in a 1-1 draw, conceding a goal in stoppage time.
Janne Andersson’s team was relegated into Path B of the Nations League, winning only one match with a three-point-picking. Sweden finished bottom behind Croatia on goal difference, participating in a pretty demanding group against France and Portugal. Although they struggled at the 2020/21 Nations League, Scandinavians started their route to World Cup 2022, taking two wins at qualifiers. The last-March success against Georgia (i.e., 1-0 home win) and Kossovo (3-0 away win) secured six valuable points for the “Blagult,” who will compete with Spain and Greece in September 2021. Let’s see Sweden’s Euro 2020 fixtures for the group stage and what will happen if the “Blue and Yellows” finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
|Sweden Euro 2020 Fixtures||Date||Venue|
|Spain vs. Sweden||June 14, 2021 / 21:00 CET||La Cartuja, Sevilla|
|Sweden vs. Slovakia||June 18, 2021 / 15:00 CET||Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg|
|Sweden vs. Poland||June 23, 2021 / 18:00 CET||Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg|
Can Sweden Win Group E?
If Group E gives one of the four best 3rds, and the Scandinavians take the last qualification place, the knockout phase path will be challenging. Belgium and Netherlands seem to be the possible opponents if they conquer 1st place in their groups. Here you can discover the average odds in all possible outcomes that Sweden can bring in Euro 2020 Group E.
⏩ Το Win Group @7.00 (6/1) odds.
⏩ To Place 2nd @3.15 (43/20) odds.
⏩ To Qualify Group @1.44 (11/25) odds.
⏩ To Place 3rd @3.15 (43/20) odds.
⏩ Not to Qualify Group @2.62 (81/50) odds.
You can discover all the scenarios based on Sweden’s Euro 2020 fixtures in the table below. Exploring the latest odds is evident that Scandinavians’ chances at the Last 16 Round, if they qualify, aren’t high for further progress.
|Sweden Group Place||Last-16 Probable Opponents|
|1st||3rd Group A (Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland) / 3rd Group B (Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia) / 3rd Group C (Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia) / 3rd Group D (England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic)|
|2nd||Runner-up Group D (England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic)|
|3rd*||Winner Group B (Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia) / Winner Group C (Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia)|
*If Group E gives one of the best 3rd-placed teams to advance to the Last-16.
✔️ Our prediction: Sweden should overcome one of the best strikers in the world, Poland’s Robert Lewandowski, to succeed and qualify as a 2nd-placed team. The Scandinavians have a full of talent attacking generation, but none of their players carries Lewandowski’s quality and prolificacy. The “Blues and Yellows” faced massive pressure from France and Portugal in the Nations League. Against Poland, they are the underdog for 2nd place. So, there is a betting value at 3.15 odds to take the group’s 3rd one.
What odds & bets bookies offer for Sweden
Sweden is among the Euro 2020 underdogs, having to handle the powerhouse Spain and the firepower of Robert Lewandowski’s Poland. Janne Andersson’s side pays 7.50 odds to win the Iberians on the group’s opening day. The experienced manager should take the best out of his squad against Slovakia on Matchday 2, where his team is a significant favorite at 1.80 odds. The challenging part for the Scandinavians is Group E’s final match against Poland. Based on the latest odds, Sweden pays 2.50 to win and 3.25 odds to secure the draw. The “Blagult” should win at least four points, hoping to avoid a disappointing campaign and a group stage exit.
✔️ Our prediction: Spain has the ultimate advantage to take 1st place in Euro 2020 Group E. So, Sweden and Poland are fair cases to finish as runner-ups at 7.00 odds. If Sweden manages to qualify as a 2nd-placed team, the next opponent at Last-16 will be Group D’s runner-up (i.e., England, Croatia, Scotland, or the Czech Republic). The Swedish team can beat Slovakia and secure three points, fighting for the draw against Poland. The pick to be 3rd and collect exact four points are selections with betting value at 3.15 and 3.50 odds, respectively. Spain, Poland, and Sweden are clear favorites against Slovakia to take 1st to 3rd place in the group at 1.87 odds.
Sweden Euro 2020/2021 Lineup & Tactics
Zlatan Ibrahimovic overturned his decision to retire from international football after five years. Although, Milan’s striker struggles with injury and isn’t among Andersson’s calls for the tournament. Sweden reached the quarter-finals at World Cup 2018, achieving the best-ever finish without his services. Janne Andersson transformed the Swedish team, and the main question is if he can drive his squad one step further. Spain and Poland are high obstacles, and the target to qualify from the groups’ stage will be tough. We released our predictions about Scandinavians’ possible route at Euro 2020. You can read our Sweden Euro 2020 preview and discover tactics, the probable lineup, and the squad list.
Andersson announced a 26-men squad for the Euro 2020, plus two call-ups only for the friendly match against Finland. Μore precisely, Vejle’s and Bielefeld’s defenders Pierre Bengtsson and Joakim Nilsson were planned to be excluded from the final calls. However, Bengtsson replaced the 51-capped Martin Olsson in the final list. Besides Ibrahimovic’s absence, only three internationally experienced players (i.e., Hiljemark, Guidetti, and Thelin) stayed out for technical reasons. Here you can check the list with Sweden’s Euro 2020 squad.
|DF||Victor Lindelof||26||41||3||Manchester United|
|DF||Andreas Granqvist||36||88||9||Helsingborgs IF|
|DF||Pierre Bengtsson||33||38||0||Vejle BK|
|DF||Ludwig Augustinsson||27||32||2||Werder Bremen|
|DF||Emil Krafth||26||28||0||Newcastle United|
|DF||Marcus Danielson||32||9||3||Dalian Professional|
|MF||Emil Forsberg||29||58||9||RB Leipzig|
|MF||Gustav Svensson||34||31||0||Guangzhou City|
|MF||Jens Cajuste||21||4||0||FC Midtjylland|
|FW||Alexander Isak||21||22||6||Real Sociedad|
|FW||Robin Quaison||27||26||9||Mainz 05|
|FW||Jordan Larsson||24||6||1||Spartak Moscow|
The Key Players & Tactics
The most iconic figure among Andersson’s calls is Sebastian Larsson; the veteran midfielder has the experience to help the Scandinavians’ next generation make progress. The Euro 2020 will be probably the last major tournament for AIK Solna’s 36-years-old player, who counts on for support from the instrumental attacking midfielder Emil Forsberg. Leipzig’s star is a versatile player who can produce goals and assists. He can also play as a winger and false-nine striker, so Forsberg has the ability to be one of the most prolific units in the attack.
The Italian Serie A’s representatives in the squad, like Juventus’ Kulusevski, Sampdoria’s Ekdal, and Roma-owned goalkeeper Olsen have the quality to lead in summer’s challenging tournament. Also, Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof has the anticipation of anchoring the defense being in the right place at the right time. The classic 4-4-2 formation will be, undoubtedly, Janne Andersson’s choice to perform a solid defensive team with offensive creativity.
The Probable Lineup
Sweden’s starting eleven will have some differentiation by comparison with the 2018 World Cup’s first-choice players. The goalie Olsen, the center-back Lindelof, and the midfield-dominator Forsberg will probably retain their places. On the other side, Marcus Berg seems a valuable alternative for Janne Andersson’s plans.
So, Olsen or Nordfeldt will take the starting goalie position, with Lindelof and the 36-years-old Granqvist having the most chances to build the Swedish defense. Lustig and Augustinsson will take place as defensive backs, right and left, respectively. Claesson, Kristoffer Olsson, Sebastian Larsson and Forsberg have the ultimate advantage to compose the midfield quartet. Finally, Kulusevski, Isac, Quaison, and Berg are the top contenders for two places in the attacking line.
Janne Andersson, at 58, is in charge as the manager of the Swedish national football team since 2016. He managed not common-known clubs in Sweden, but he transformed Norrkoping, winning the Allsvenskan League in 2015 after 26 years. He was appointed after Euro 2016 tournament, and he overturned the Scandinavians’ status after a disappointing campaign; Andersson led them to the 2018 World Cup’s quarter-finals.
In November 2018, he voted as one of the best-twenty managers in the world. The same year led Sweden to promotion from Path B to Path A in the Nations League. He prefers a 4-4-2 formation, trying to benefit from his midfielders’ attacking talent. Andersson’s main target is to blend young and experienced players in Sweden’s sixth consecutive European Championship appearance.
Discover in the underneath table the best online betting sites for Euro 2020 that offer the highest odds in a wide range of markets based on Sweden’s potential route in the tournament.