Sweden vs France
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group A)
Date: Friday, 9th June 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Friends Arena, Stockholm.
This match will be one of the most anticipated of the World Cup qualifiers on Friday as group leaders France take on 2nd placed Sweden.
France has the chance to go 6 points clear with an away win and put real distance between themselves and Sweden. They beat Sweden in France 2-1 in the reverse fixture and after 5 games they are unbeaten. The only blemish on their group record was a 0-0 away to Belarus, other than that France has been perfect to perform at next year’s World Cup in Russia.
Sweden has 2 wins and 1 draw at home including 1-1 v Netherlands and the team have certainly toughed up. It was difficult for them not to qualify for Brazil 2014 and they don’t want to make the same mistake here. They have scored 10 goals so far which averages out at 2 goals a game and will be a very dangerous opponent for the French.
Sweden vs France: Head to Head Stats
Sweden have not beaten France at home since 1960. There is on average a 70% chance to see under 2.5 goals and a 60% chance to see both teams scoring. France won 3-2 in the last match to take place in Sweden.
Sweden vs France: Prediction
It’s a little risky but we will go for the France win. They have the best squad they have had in years, the team are relaxed and they know that they hold the cards in this match. They simply have better players all round. An away victory.
Sweden vs France: Betting Tips
France to beat Sweden at 1.68 by Pinnacle
Anytime goal scorer Antoine Griezmann (France) at 2.38.