Russia vs Sweden
UEFA Nations League
Date: Thursday, 11th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Kaliningrad Stadium.
Russia, at home, is a dangerous side to toy with. The world-conquering Spain, who had title hopes for the last world cup is the perfect witness for that. With not much top names to boast in their line-up, Russia decimated the cheat code of a team called Spain.
And they have not yet let go of their form. The thing about the Russians is that they pick their moments to shine, and it has to be said, they don’t falter much when they decide so.
Sweden, after shutting down the Azzurri from a shot at world cup, put on an impressive display in Russia. If not for the revamped England side under Southgate, they might have even reached the final four. But since then, they are lacking in ferociousness.
The possibility of relegation to Group C should be ample motivation for Andreas Granqvist and group but with the roaring Russian fans at the Kaliningrad, and with their recent form, Russia seems to have this one in the bag.
Russia vs Sweden Head-to-head
- Russia is on a two-match winning streak whereas Sweden is on a three-match losing streak.
- Last seven matches of Russia has produced a combined 29 goals.
- Sweden has conceded seven goals in their last three matches.
Russia vs Sweden Prediction
Russia should take this win with their recent performances and with vociferous support of their fans. The unexpected good showing at the world cup has given them loads of confidence and Sweden will have to deal with the relentless Russian attack.
With this win, Russia can virtually ensure promotion to Group A and they will fight tooth and nail for it. The likes of Cheryshev will be a constant threat in the Sweden box.
Sweden tends to concede a lot of goals and Russia has recently mastered the art of putting away goals at will, especially once they smell blood.
Russia vs Sweden Betting Tips
Russia to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
Over 1.5 match goals @ 1.40 (2/5).