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Sweden v Slovakia – Stats and Preview 18-6-21 Can either side claim their first victory?

Match: Sweden v Slovakia

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 18/6/21

Kick-off time: 2pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches – 

16/10/18 Sweden 1 – 1 Slovakia

12/01/17 Sweden 6 – 0 Slovakia

26/03/13 Slovakia 0 – 0 Sweden

02/06/01 Sweden 2 – 0 Slovakia

11/10/00 Slovakia 0 – 0 Sweden

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 50%
Over 1.5 goals 50%
Over 2.5 goals 0%
Over 3.5 goals 0%
BTTS - Yes 0%

Sweden team goals

Over 0.5 goals 0%
Over 1.5 goals 0%
Over 2.5 goals 0%

Slovakia team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 0%
Over 2.5 goals 0%

Corner betting stats

Sweden corner stats

Average corners for: 1

Average corners against: 6

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 0%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Slovakia corner stats

Average corners for: 2

Average corners against: 5

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 0%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Card betting stats

Sweden Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1

Yellows against: 0

Top cards:

M Lustig– 1

Slovakia Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1

Yellows against: 2

Top cards:

T. Hubočan – 1

Injuries

Sweden injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Slovakia injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Sweden v Slovakia Match Preview & Trends

Slovakia look to get on the board against stubborn Sweden

Losing to 10-man Poland in their opening game will have dented Slovakian confidence but they were spirited and showed enough quality in the 90 minutes to have Sweden looking over their shoulders. Having forced a stalemate with Luis Enrique’s Spain, The Swedes know that a victory here would put them in a great position to qualify for the knockout phase of the competition. 

Man of the match in the opening fixture, Victor Lindelof will be hoping not to be the inspiration for Sweden as a defender but will relish the task against the dangerous Slovaks. The 1992 semi-finalists and 2004 quarter-finalists will be hoping to escape the group stages, an accolade that has eluded them in the last 3 European Championships. Losing to Spain was their only qualifying defeat and coach Janne Andersson will be quietly confident of progression after taking a point off the Spanish in the Finals already. 

Surviving a qualifying group that contains the quality of a side like Croatia should not be underestimated. Slovakia are not here to make up the numbers and will give any opponents more than one thing to think about as they showed against. Skipper Marek Hamsik commands the respect of all he faces after a successful career in Seria A. Despite being 22nd in terms of shots and ranked 23rd for corners awarded, The Slovaks will feel they have the capability and know-how to make a serious impact on this Championship.

Slovakia covered 109.4km against the Pole’s and maintained a passing accuracy of 83% having gained 44% possession. The Slovaks made 19 passes into the attacking third with 3 of those in key areas. They completed 6/9 crosses, which left them at 67%. In comparison, when Sweden faced Spain, they covered 113.5km against the Spaniards and maintained a passing accuracy of 59% having gained 25% possession. The Swedes made 8 passes into the attacking third with 3 of those in key areas. They completed 1/5 crosses, which left them at 20%.

Key trends

Slovakia has never beaten Sweden in its history

Slovakian Manager Stefan Tarkovic’s first game in charge was the play-off win over Northern Ireland to qualify for this tournament

50% of all meetings between these two nations have ended in a draw.

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Felix Brych (Germany)

Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)

Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

Average yellow cards: X

Average red cards: X

Average booking points: X