Euro 2020 Preview: Sweden vs Ukraine, Key-stats, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction

Emil Forsberg of Sweden
Emil Forsberg of Sweden / IMAGO

Sweden host Ukraine in the round of 16 of the European Championships next week, and they will be hoping to book their place in the last 8 with a win.

Venue: Hampden Park, Scotland

Key Statistics

Sweden are undefeated in their last 9 matches (European Championship).

Ukraine have failed to win 3 of their last 6 matches in all competitions. 

Sweden have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 6 matches in all competitions. 

 Head to head

Sweden 1 win, Ukraine 3 wins. Sweden 3 scored, 4 conceded in the last four meetings. (Goals considered are during play)

Latest performances

Sweden: WWWDWW (Goals for 10, goals against 3)

Ukraine: DWWLWL (Goals for 10, goals against 6)


The Swedish have had an excellent group stage in the European Championships so far, and they managed to qualify as the group winners overtaking the likes of Spain.

They are yet to be beaten in the tournament so far, and Sweden will be the overwhelming favourites to go through.

They managed to keep two clean sheets in their three group games as well, and the Swedish defenders will expect to do the same against the Ukraine attack.

Possible Sweden starting line-ups

Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Danielson, Augustinsson; S. Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg; Quaison, Isak


Ukraine have been highly inconsistent in the tournament so far, and they managed to sneak into the round of 16 despite losing two of their three group games.

They were lucky to qualify as the third-placed side, but they will have to raise their performance levels in order to get through to the next round.

The visitors will be the underdogs here, and it will be interesting to see if they can pull off an upset.

Possible Ukraine starting line-ups

Bushchan; Karavaev, Matviyenko, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko; Malinovskyi, Sydorchuk, Zinchenko; Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Tsyhankov


Sweden : Draw : Ukraine :: 40% : 30% : 30%


Sweden are undoubtedly the better team here, and the players will be full of confidence after their performances in the group stages.

They came up against teams like Spain and managed to stand their ground, and they will fancy their chances of a comfortable win against Ukraine.

The away side cannot be underestimated, but Sweden should be able to edge this in the end.

 Sweden 2-0 Ukraine (90 minutes).