Place: Friends Arena. Stockholm .
Date: on the 20th of November, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: UEFA Nations League
Having exchanged home victories with Turks and having tied away match 0:0 with Russia, Janne Andersson‘s team has every chance to get into Division A. In order to do this they need to win over the direct rival in the last round.
The team has managed to win in Turkey thanks to a penalty goal shot by Granqvist. Both teams tried hard in attack but had managed to shot only three times on target.
If Lucescu’ s team has 25% of the total number of attempts to score then Swedes have only 14 attempts.
The last goals of Marcus Berg in the national team were scored on the 7th of October, 2017 when he scored poker to Luxembourg (8:0).
Since then the goal-scorer is scoring only as a part of the Al Ain football club in the championship of the UAE.
Cherchesov’s team has lost (0:3) a friendly match in Germany, having missed all goals already in the first half.
Arie’s debut wasn’t very successful that became the catalyst of the next wave of criticism in connection with naturalization of the old football player.
Even after Zabolotny’s return, the team did not begin to shot on target, though on it managed to shot more often.
As a result the danger to the rivals’ gate without Dzyuba was brought almost to zero. After September matches with Turkey (2:1) and the Czech Republic (5:1) Andrey Lunev returned to the national team of Russia.
This time the goalkeeper of Zenit did not become a symbol of victory.
Let’s remind that Denis Cheryshev, Alexander Golovin, Artem Dzyuba and Mario Fernández cannot help the national team with the forthcoming match. Just prior to the match Ilzat Akhmetov has been injured.
Head-to- heads Sweden vs Russia
After World Cup 1994 when the teams played with the score 3:1 in favor of Scandinavians, five matches in a row brought “under” outcome.
Tre Kronor all this time has never won — two victories of Russia and three draws.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Sweden vs Russia
Sweden to win – 1.95
Draw – 3.35;
Russia to win – 4.25
Both national teams are able to play in defense and to act with long throwing on forwards. Great importance of the result will hold the actions of the attacking group on both sides therefore we do not wait for many scored goals. We believe that Russians nevertheless will achieve necessary result and will get into the League A thanks to a draw.