How Spain Qualified
Spain, European Champions in 1964, 2008 and 2012, qualified for these finals by topping Group F with a record of eight wins and two draws from 10 games. Spain finished 5 points clear of Sweden, who also qualified for the finals.
Spain, coached by former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Spain midfielder and ex-Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, scored 31 goals and conceded just 5. The goals were spread throughout the team, and Spain finished qualifying with three players – Alvaro Morata, Sergio Ramos and Rodrigo – on four goals, Paco Alcacer and Gerard on three goals and Jesus Navas and Mikel Oyarzabal on two goals each.
How Sweden Qualified
This is the sixth consecutive European Championship Sweden have qualified for, and they will be hoping that this time will progress beyond the group stage for the first time. Sweden reached Euro 2020 by finishing runners-up to Spain in Group F with a record of six wins, three draws and a solitary defeat – to Spain.
Sweden finished four points clear of neighbours and rivals Norway. The Swedes scored 23 goals and conceded nine. Robin Quaison was Sweden’s top scorer with five, followed by Viktor Claesson and Alexander Isak who both scored three goals.
Spain vs Sweden Stats & Analysis
One need look no further than last year’s Euro 2020 qualifying group that Spain and Sweden shared for a detailed assessment of both teams. Spain and Sweden were clearly the two best teams in a group that also included Norway and Romania, who each won 4 games themselves, albeit against the bottom two teams, the Faroe Islands and Malta.
Last June Spain beat Sweden 3-0 in front of 72,000 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, in a match that was much tougher than the scoreline would suggest. The return leg in September at the Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm County, saw Sweden unlucky to only get a 1-1 draw. A strike from Bengt Erik Berg on 50 minutes looked like it would earn Sweden a famous victory, only for Rodrigo to grab the equalizer in the 92nd minute.
Spain vs Sweden Bet
Where this game is played on neutral territory, a draw might be feasible. However, as it will be played out on Spanish soil – albeit in the somewhat hostile environment of the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao, capital of the Basque Country, the edge must go to Spain to emerge with a hard-fought but comfortable 2-0 win.
Spain 2-0 Sweden – 7.00
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