EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Sweden vs Faroe Islands Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Sweden vs Faroe Islands kick off? Monday 18th November, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Sweden vs Faroe Islands being played? Friends Arena

What TV channel is Sweden vs Faroe Islands on? This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football (red button)

Where can I stream Sweden vs Faroe Islands? This match will be streamed live on the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Sweden vs Faroe Islands? Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on the day of the match

THE TEAM NEWS

SWEDEN

  • Sweden are coming off a fantastic 0-2 result in Romania on Friday night which sealed their qualification for EURO 2020, so this will be something of a homecoming celebration for the teams and fans.
  • Boss Janne Andersson may be tempted to make various changes from that match to rest some of his key players now that qualification is confirmed and the likes of Jansson, Svensson, Isak and Svanberg could all come into the side.
  • 19-year-old prodigy Dejan Kulusevski has been hitting the headlines in Italian Serie A this season during his loan spell at Parma from Atalanta, and the talented forward is expected to be handed a senior debut here.

FAROE ISLANDS

  • After the Faroes’ joy of beating Malta 1-0 back in October to pick up their first points of this qualifying campaign, they were comprehensively beaten by Norway last time out as they suffered another 4-0 defeat – their third in their last five qualifying matches.
  • They come into this match with their only focus on trying to frustrate Sweden for as long as possible and to avoid embarrassment in the final score, so they will employ a defensive 5-4-1 right from the start once again.
  • 27-year-old midfielder Hallur Hansson who plies his trade with Horsens in Denmark misses out through injury but otherwise they have most of their regulars available and the likelihood is they do not have the options to rotate much despite the loss last time out.

THE PREDICTION

There will be something of a party atmosphere in Stockholm for this match as Sweden return after qualifying for EURO 2020 on Friday night. They will likely have celebrated qualification in Romania but the carnival atmosphere will motivate them to score some goals and feed the frenzy. Even if the hosts decide to rotate, they will bring in some hungry young talents desperate to impress and that could lead to another big win and clean sheet against the minnows.

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