EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Sweden vs Spain Preview & Prediction
When does Sweden vs Spain kick off? Tuesday 15th October, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)
Where is Sweden vs Spain being played? Friends Arena
What television channel is Sweden vs Spain on? Sky have the rights to UEFA European Qualifiers matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule
Where can I stream Sweden vs Spain? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go
What was the score when the teams last met? Spain 3-0 Sweden
THE TEAM NEWS
- Sweden remain a point clear in second place in Group F after a comfortable 4-0 win in Malta on Saturday and have lost just one of their last 10 competitive matches – the reverse fixture against Spain.
- Centre-back Victor Lindelof was not risked against Malta due to a back injury but could be involved here, although his replacement Markus Danielsson got on the scoresheet.
- Alexander Isak, who plays his club football in Spain, is likely to be recalled up front in place of Marcus Berg, who is yet to score in this campaign.
Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Bengtsson; Larsson, Olsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Quaison, Isak
Unavailable: Ishak (Injured), Jansson (Injured), Johansson (Injured)
Doubtful: Lindelof (Injured)
- Spain were denied victory by an injury-time penalty in Norway on Saturday but a draw in Solna will be enough for them to book their place at next summer's tournament.
- Captain Sergio Ramos, who became Spain's most capped player and Europe's most capped outfield player on Saturday, is suspended after collecting his third yellow card.
- Coach Robert Moreno must therefore choose between Diego Llorente and Inigo Martinez to replace Ramos in defence, while Thiago Alcantara and Dani Carvajal could be recalled.
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): De Gea; Carvajal, Albiol, Inigo Martinez, Juan Bernat; Thiago Alcantara, Saul, Fabian Ruiz; Mikel Oyarzabal, Rodrigo, Dani Ceballos
Unavailable: Gaya (Injured), Isco (Injured), Jordi Alba (Injured), Marco Asensio (Injured), Sergio Ramos (Suspended)
Spain are normally a safe bet to win on their travels but Sweden are a hard side to beat on home soil. La Roja have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three away outings and without their influential captain Sergio Ramos for this one, they may struggle to do so here.