Spain v Sweden – Stats and Preview: Can Sweden upset the odds and kick off their Euro 2020 campaign with a win?

Spain v Sweden Euro 2020 Preview

Match: Spain v Sweden

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 14/6/21

Kick-off time: 8pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches – 

15/10/19 Sweden 1 – 1 Spain

10/06/19 Spain 3 – 0 Sweden

14/06/08 Sweden 1 – 2 Spain

17/11/07 Spain 3 – 0 Sweden

07/10/06 Sweden 2 – 0 Spain

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 70%
Over 3.5 goals 35%
BTTS - Yes 20%

Spain team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 70%

Sweden team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 70%

Corner betting stats

Spain corner stats

Average corners for: 10.00

Average corners against: 1.70

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 83%
Over 10.5 corners 76%
Over 11.5 corners 48%

Sweden corner stats

Average corners for: 5.70

Average corners against: 10.00

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 57%
Over 10.5 corners 45%
Over 11.5 corners 39%

Card betting stats

Spain Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.70

Yellows against: 1.50

Top cards:

S Ramos – 3

D Ceballos – 2

S Busquets – 2

Fabian – 2

Sweden Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.50

Yellows against: 1.70

Top cards:

S Larsson – 2

K Olsson – 2

M Svansberg – 1

G Svensson – 1

Injuries

Spain injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: D Olmo

Suspended: None

Sweden injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Spain v Sweden Match Preview & Trends

Familiar Foes Collide In Bilbao

These two sides met in qualifying, where they drew one with Spain winning the other match convincingly. They have obviously been drawn together in the European Championships and are set to face one another again later this year in two World Cup Qualifiers. S if they don’t know each other inside out by now, they certainly will by Christmas.

The ever-young Zlatan Ibrahimovic fresh out of international retirement after a 5-year gap will be hoping to be the inspiration for Sweden who never really replaced him (an unenviable task). The 1992 semi-finalists and 2004 quarter-finalists will be hoping to escape the group stages, an accolade that has eluded them in the last 3 European Championships. Losing to Spain was their only qualifying defeat and coach Janne Andersson will be quietly confident of progression.

Three-time winners Spain will feel the expectation on them as they play all the group games at home in the San Mames Stadium. The depth of talent in the squad and the knowledge and experience of coach Luis Enrique seem a perfect combination for success. The Spaniards went undefeated in qualifying and are a threat from the many corners they force teams to concede. They will try to manipulate the ball and dominate possession rather than counter-attack but are not as solid as they were once were at the back.

Key trends

Spain were the 6th best defensive side in the qualifiers

Sweden have the best shots on target average in Group E with 42.83%

During the qualifiers, Spain averaged an impressive 10 corners per match.

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Felix Brych (Germany)

Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)

Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

Average yellow cards: X

Average red cards: X

Average booking points: X