On Friday, Sweden take on Slovakia at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with both sides having good starts to life in Group E.
The Swedes managed to earn a respectable 0-0 draw with Spain, despite having just 15% possession and on another day could’ve easily won the match, whilst Slovakia beat Poland 2-1, thanks to a Wojciech Szczęsny own goal and a well-taken strike by Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar.
Over the course of the season, these two sides have been efficient, as the Betting Hub App states that combined they average 2.6 goals per game, meaning that this will likely be a tight affair for both sides, with over 2.5 goals being calculated at a 51% possibility.
Sweden had won their previous four matches prior to their 0-0 draw with Spain, beating Georgia 1-0, Kosovo 3-0, Finland 2-0 and Armenia 3-1, showing that they aren’t particularly fluid when it comes to attacking, as those matches were against significantly weaker opposition.
Meanwhile, Slovakia are unbeaten in their last five games, with only one match seeing over 2.5 goals being scored, in a 2-2 draw at home to Malta back in late March. Their other results include a 2-1 in against Russia, as well as 1-1 and 0-0 draws with Bulgaria and Austria.