Sweden and Croatia will meet in the 5th round of the UEFA Nations League. Croatia is third in the group with three points thanks to the home victory over Sweden of 2:1 in the reverse schedule. Sweden has a talented group of players in the national team, but some do not provide good games like in clubs.
November 14th, 2020 – 20:45
Sweden vs Croatia Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Sweden vs Croatia Predictions
The Swedes, pointless after four games, hope to exact revenge during this meeting. With their most talented player still dominating top-flight football years after his international retirement, Sweden lack star power in the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. They have talented players throughout their squad but no outstanding attacker to decide games for them. The hosts have lost five of their last six games in all competitions. That losing streak includes two home matches, but before that, Sweden was unbeaten in eight on their own patch, a run that included a 1-1 draw with Spain. Mattias Svanberg plays excellently and does not allow the opponent to play in the middle of the field. Emil Forsberg enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and his most significant strength is speed. Sweden manager Janne Andersson has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Croatia has disappointed since their run to the World Cup final in 2018, a prolonged tournament hangover leading to them failing to win 12 of their 22 subsequent games in all competitions. Away from home, they have been unable to win 10 of their last 12 away matches. The visitors still have elder statesmen like Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic guiding them through this period. Croatia has a good record against Sweden, winning four of their five previous encounters. That includes two wins on Swedish turf. Mario Pasalic is a tremendous defensive midfielder who knows what he is doing at all times, he is strong, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy. Many clubs are interested in signing this guy who plays in Atalanta. Nikola Vlasic enjoys on the pitch, when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems, and his most significant strength is speed. Mislav Orsic plays great in Dinamo Zagreb, he has improved a lot, and this youngster is doing great in the penalty area. He has excellent movement, and he is the future leader of the national team. Zlatko Dalic doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash, and all players are ready for this duel.
Croatia is the favorite in this match, the Swedes are the last in the group, and they scored only one goal.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. This clash should be a real treat for all football fans.