Sweden vs Peru
Date: Saturday, 9 June 2018
Kick-Off at 18:15 UK / 19:15 CET
Venue: Nya Ullevi, Goteborg.
Sweden are yet to clinch a victory in a friendly ever since beating Italy 1-0 on home soil in the first leg of their WC Qualification play-offs. Janne Andersson’s men lost both of their fixtures in March to the likes of Chile and Romania and they only drew 0-0 to Scandinavian rivals Denmark last weekend in Solna. Can Blagult finally pick up the victor and raise the spirits ahead of the World Cup on Saturday when Peru come to visit Goteborg?
The visitors are on a splendid run of form and they head into this on the back of five subsequent victories. Ricardo Gareca’s men conceded just one goal in the process and they bagged at least two in each of these five wins, all of which came by two or more goals difference. It’s a streak worth respecting knowing the opposition involved the likes of Croatia and Iceland in the process.
Sweden vs Peru: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head tie between Sweden and Peru.
Sweden vs Peru: Predictions
Gareca is delighted to have Paolo Guerrero back in the squad. His return immediately raised the spirits inside the dressing room. More importantly, it brought an instant impact on the pitch as Flamengo’s striker bagged a brace in the comfortable 3-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in St. Gallen. The right-winger Andre Carillo was also on target, while Jefferson Farfan started the game from the bench (came on to replace Guerrero).
Nevertheless, Sweden’s defensive-minded approach will be a much more serious test to the Peruvians. We expect the hosts to sit carefully at the back and wait for their chances from counter-attacks against such an in-form opponent. Given that both sides are generally tough to break down, we have to go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at the odds of 1.53. As far as the outcome goes, the value Is with the draw at 3.00.
Sweden vs Peru: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53
Draw @ 3.00.