Euro 2020 Preview: Sweden vs Slovakia, key stats, Line-ups, Odds, Prediction

Alvaro Morata of Spain-Albin Ekdal of Sweden
Alvaro Morata of Spain-Albin Ekdal of Sweden

Sweden will play their second Euro 2020 game this Friday when they take on Slovakia at the Gazprom Arena.

Stadium: Gazprom Arena (Saint Petersburg)

Key Statistics

Sweden are on a six-game unbeaten run (W5, D1). They have failed to score once in their last eight games. They have conceded just one goal in the six games they have played in 2021

Slovakia are unbeaten in six games (W2, D4). They have never beaten Sweden (D3, L2) and have scored only one goal against them. 

Head to Head

Sweden 3 wins; 2 draws; Slovakia No win; Sweden scored 11 goals against 2 by Slovakia (in total of 5 matches).

Recent Performance

Sweden: WWWWWD (Goals for 10, Goals against 1)

Slovakia: DDWDDW (Goals for 7 Goals against 5)


Despite seeing less than 15% of the ball and recording the lowest possession total in European Championship history in their opener against Spain, Sweden survived to take home a vital one point from their first game.

However, goalkeeper Olson was the man of the match as he kept the Spaniards at bay throughout the game. Yet Sweden still had their chances in attack, with Marcus Berg and Alexander Isak coming close to scoring.

The result means that they still have a chance of qualifying for the next round and should be confident of taking home all three points.

A run of six games that has seen them concede just one goal means that they can expect to keep their opponents at bay like they were able to do against Spain.

Should they win here, they could end Round 2 on top of the table and with one foot in the next round. 

Possible line-ups 

Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Marcus Danielsson, Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Albin Ekdal, Kristoffer Olsson, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Alexander Isak.


Slovakia defied the odds when they defeated 10-man Poland in their opening game on Monday.

The result means that Štefan Tarkovič’s men are topping Group E and have given themselves a big chance of sealing progression to the Round of 16 for the second time in as many European Championships finals appearances.

The Falcons head into this tie unbeaten in six games and are aiming to wrap up their progression into the next round before meeting Spain in the final group game. 

Although they have a poor record against Sweden as they have never won against them, they will be more confident this time and will see this as an opportunity to make a statement. 

Possible line-ups 

Martin Dubravka; Peter Pekarik, Lubomir Satka, Milan Skriniar, Tomas Hubocan; Juraj Kucka, Jakub Hromada; Lukas Haraslin, Marek Hamsik, Robert Mak; Ondrej Duda.

Betting Odds

Sweden : Draw : Slovakia :: 1.83 : 3.40 : 4.75

Sweden GoalSlovakia GoalBetting Odds


Sweden 2-1 Slovakia