Sweden vs Turkey
UEFA Nations League
Date: Monday, 10 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Friends Arena, Solna.
Turkey will be hoping to bounce back from a 1-2 home loss to the World Cup quarter finalists Russia on Friday evening at Medical Park Stadyumu.
They travel to the North of the continent to take on Sweden in the UEFA Nations League second round tie set to be played at Friends Arena.
Blagult will also head into the match in lower spirits following the 2-0 loss in a friendly against Austria away at Generali Arena on Thursday.
It was a dismal display from the Scandinavians who failed to threaten the Austrian goal on the occasion.
We have to mention Janne Andersson made practically sent the reserve line-up on the pitch in Vienna, likely resting his main stars for the UEFA Nations League debut.
The only important absence is RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg who was not called up this time about.
Nonetheless, Marcus Berg is expected to lead the line and impose a serious threat to the Turkish goal after bagging as many as eight goals in the WC Qualification process.
Sweden vs Turkey: Head-to-head
- Interestingly, Blagult only managed to beat Turkey once in eight head to head games.
- The Crescent-Stars came on top in each if last two H2H outings, both times in friendlies and both times with the 2-1 score (in 2014 and 2016).
- Both teams were on the scoresheet in four of last five head to head affairs.
Sweden vs Turkey: Prediction
Turkey do not have the talent of some previous generations and it can be noticed on their results.
They have a big name on the bench in the like of Mircea Lucescu, but the former Shakhtar Donetsk boss has massive problems with the lack of meticulousness in his back line.
The Crescent-Stars conceded at least two goals in seven of last ten matches keeping a clean sheet just once along the way.
The visitors shipped two to Russia on Friday evening and they might struggle to hold the WC quarter-finalists here.
Marcus Berg, John Guidetti & company should have plenty of room to create and guide their national side to the success here.
Sweden vs Turkey: Bet Tips
Sweden to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Sweden Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.50 (3/2).