On Monday Spain take on Sweden in the late kick-off in Group E, which also consists of Poland and Slovakia, with Luis Enrique’s side coming into the Euros as one of the favourites to win the tournament. Spain are ranked 6th place in the FIFA World Rankings and won this competition most recently in 2008 and 2012, whilst Sweden are 18th on the table.
According to the Betting Hub App, there is a 61.5% chance of over 2.5 goals being scored in this match which is evident when looking at statistics, as these two sides combined average 3.1 goals per game.
Three of Spain’s last five matches have seen over 2.5 goals scored in them in 4-0, 3-1 and 2-1 wins against the likes of Georgia, Kosovo and Lithuania. They also showed in the Nations League back in November that they don’t take mercy against opposing sides, as they thumped Germany 6-0 in a game that saw Manchester City forward Ferran Torres bag a hattrick, whilst club teammate Rodri also scored, as well as Juventus striker Alvaro Morata and Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal finding the back of the net in what was a memorable night for Spain.
Sweden have similar stats, as three of their last five games have landed in the over 2.5 goals market in 3-1 and 3-0 victories against both Armenia and Kosovo, as well as in a 4-2 defeat to France in November, despite taking an early lead through Viktor Claesson of Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League.
These two sides also met in June 2019 in the qualifiers for this tournament which resulted in a 3-0 win for Spain, as penalties from Sergio Ramos and Morata set the hosts on their way before Oyarzabal capped off a ruthless second-half display from the Spaniards.