Sweden vs Croatia
UEFA Nations League
Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Friends Arena, Solna.
Most recent friendly match played between Turkey and Croatia has raised many questions and concerns. Domagoj Vida was tested positive to covid19 but the results came after the match, as he spent 45 minutes on the pitch.
It was even speculated Swedish players are rejecting to play against Croatia on Sunday afternoon in Solna.
That is hardly going to happen, as results confirmed that all other players are healthy. One of these two teams is going to be relegated to League B, as France and Portugal are far ahead on the table.
Sweden vs Croatia Head-to-head
Sweden faced Croatia five times in the past so far. The Blazers have won four encounters, while Swedes secured only one victory.
Goal difference is 7-5 in favour of Croatia, which averages 2.20 goals per duel.
The most recent meeting happened on 11th October in Zagreb in UEFA Nations League. Croats celebrated narrow 2-1 victory thanks to the late goal of Andrej Kramaric.
Sweden vs Croatia Prediction
Things are not going so well for Sweden lately. They were defeated in the last three outings, losing to Croatia, Portugal and Denmark consecutively. Swedes have lost those matches with total goal difference of 1-7.
Coach Janne Andersson is surely not happy with the recent events, and his primary goal is to avoid relegation to lower tier. In order to achieve that, Sweden have to play with a lot of risk on Sunday.
Even 1-0 victory would help them to jump over Croatia on the standings. Marcus Berg has been playing in decent form lately, bagging a lot of goals for Krasnodar.
Croatia are having huge troubles when it comes to defending. They conceded 11 goals in four UEFA Nations League matches so far, while the most recent friendly game against Turkey ended 3-3 FT.
We are expecting an open match in Solna, so BTTS is going to be the primary choice.
Sweden vs Croatia Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.90
Draw @ 3.25