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Sweden vs Ukraine Preview & Tips - Value on Sweden to reach quarter-final

  • Sweden vs Ukraine predictions for Tuesday’s Euro 2020 match
  • The Round of 16 clash is being played at 8pm BST at Hampden Park
  • Sweden have won 7 of their last 8 matches
  • I am backing Sweden to win in Glasgow
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Sweden vs Ukraine Preview & Tips - Value on Sweden to reach quarter-final

  • Sweden vs Ukraine predictions for Tuesday’s Euro 2020 match
  • The Round of 16 clash is being played at 8pm BST at Hampden Park
  • Sweden have won 7 of their last 8 matches
  • I am backing Sweden to win in Glasgow


Sweden vs Ukraine Preview & Tips


Sweden are in fine form with seven wins in their eight matches during 2021. With their strong defence they offer value on progressing to the quarter-final.

  • Sweden have won 7 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Sweden have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Sweden have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (European Championship).
  • Sweden’s Emil Forsberg has scored 4 goals in his last 4 internationals (all competitions).
  • Sweden have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against Ukraine (all competitions).
  • Ukraine have lost 2 of their last 3 matches (Euro 2020).

Head to Head


Ukraine have a 2-1 advantage against Sweden with one draw in four matches.

They last met at Euro 2012 with Andriy Shevchenko scoring twice in a 2-1 win for Ukraine.

Sweden Form


Prior to the Euro's Sweden had won five matches on the spin.

Janne Andersson’s side started Euro 2020 with a 0-0 draw against Spain in Sevilla. They had just 15% possession with goalkeeper Robin Olsen man of the match.

The Scandinavians won 1-0 against Slovakia with Emil Forsberg’s 77th minute penalty the difference in a close match.

Sweden won 3-2 against Poland in their final group game. Emil Forsberg scored twice to establish a 2-0 lead, but they conceded twice and needed an added time goal to Viktor Claesson to take all three points.

Sweden Team News


Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt
Defenders: Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelöf, Andreas Granqvist (captain), Pierre Bengtsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Marcus Danielson
Midfielders: Sebastian Larsson (vice captain), Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Ken Sema, Viktor Claesson, Mattias Svanberg, Kristoffer Olsson, Dejan Kulusevski, Jens Cajuste
Forwards: Marcus Berg, Alexander Isak, Robin Quaison, Jordan Larsson

Midfielder Mattias Svanberg is doubtful after testing positive for corona virus.

Robin Quaison and Marcus Berg compete for a spot next to Alexander Isak up front.

Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski is pushing for a start after two assists off the bench against Poland.

Ukraine Form


Ukraine went undefeated in their first six games in 2021. They drew the first four followed by friendly wins against Northern Ireland and Cyprus.

Andriy Shevchenko’s side suffered a 3-2 defeat to Netherlands in their opening match at Euro 2020. They were 2-0 down, goals to Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk making it 2-2 but conceded again in the 85th minute.

Ukraine bounced back with a 2-1 win against North Macedonia. It was Yarmolenko and Yaremchuk on target once again to establish a 2-0 lead and they held on in the closing stages.

Ukraine’s last match was a 1-0 defeat against Austria. They were poor and could only manage one shot on target.

Ukraine Team News


Goalkeepers: Heorhiy Bushchan, Andriy Pyatov (Captain), Anatoliy Trubin
Defenders: Eduard Sobol, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Illya Zabarnyi, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Oleksandr Karavayev, Mykola Matviyenko, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Denys Popov
Midfielders: Heorhiy Sudakov, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Taras Stepanenko, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Mykola Shaparenko, Marlos, Yevhenii Makarenko, Viktor Tsyhankov, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Roman Bezus, Oleksandr Zubkov
Forwards: Roman Yaremchuk, Artem Besyedin, Artem Dovbyk

Centre back Denys Popov hasn’t played at Euro 2020 as he battles a calf injury. Winger Oleksandr Zubkov was subbed off 13 minutes into the game against Netherlands and remains doubtful. 

Viktor Tsygankov has come off the bench in two straight games and is getting close to a start.

Andriy Yarmolenko is a key player after scoring 42 goals in 97 internationals. Roman Yaremchuk has scored 10 goals in 27 internationals.

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Verdict

Sweden have more stability and are playing with plenty of confidence. Ukraine can’t be trusted after failing to impress at Euro 2020.

Emil Forsberg has scored three goals in his last 2 matches and is Sweden’s penalty taker.

Best Bet: Sweden Win Full Time Result $2.45 at Bookmaker - 4 Units
Value Bet: Sweden Win To Nil Win To Nil $3.75 at Winnersbet - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Emil Forsberg Anytime Goalscorer $4.30 at Topsport - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Emil Forsberg First Goalscorer $8.50 at TAB - 1 Unit

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29 Jun 2021

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