Sweden v England Betting Preview, Tips And Predictions
It's coming home.... or so some England fans would have us believe. Gareth Southgate's men are now as short as 4/1 in the World Cup Winner Odds and they are now gearing up for a quarter-final clash against Sweden on Saturday afternoon. We preview the game and offer best bets for the fixture at the Cosmos Arena in Samara...
|Saturday - 3.00pm||Odds||Bets|
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|The Draw (After 90 Minutes) Best Bet||12/5|
Sweden v England Odds
England won a penalty shootout at a World Cup for the first time ever on Tuesday night as they overcame Colombia in the last-sixteen and in the process, they recorded only their third knockout win in the tournament since World Cup Italia '90. It was a quite historic night and confidence is high going into this clash with Sweden.
The Three Lions are 5/6 favourites in the latest Sweden v England Odds, although their head-to-head record is interesting. England have won eight, drawn nine and lost seven of their meetings overall, with the Three Lions winning one, drawing two and losing one at major tournaments.
Indeed, England won their most recent competitive clash 3-2 at Euro 2012, although Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored all of his team's goals when Sweden won a friendly 4-2 in November 2012.
Sweden are a different team without Zlatan nowadays as head coach Janne Andersson has placed a focus on discipline and structure, as shown when they kept a third clean sheet of the World Cup with a 1-0 over Switzerland in the last-sixteen.
The Swedes have now kept 10 clean sheets in their last 15 internationals and under 2.5 goals is very much a bet for odds-on backers at 1/2 this weekend.
Best Bet From The Sweden v England Odds
Sweden will look to keep things tight and frustrate England for large periods on Saturday, which makes the draw after 90 minutes a very appealing bet at 12/5 with Paddy Power, particularly as seven of the last 13 meetings between these teams have ended in stalemates.
Intriguingly, Danny Welbeck has scored in both of his appearances against Sweden and he is 11/5 to score at anytime, although it is no surprise to see that Harry Kane, who is now favourite to win the Golden Boot, is 13/5 to be first goalscorer with William Hill.