Sweden vs Finland Match Analysis & Prediction
09/01/2023 9:45 pm
Sweden and Finland will go head to head in an international friendly game at Estadio Do Algarve, Portugal on Monday.
Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Piotr Zielinski saw Poland beat Sweden 2-0 in a playoff in Warsaw back in March, meaning Janne Andersson’s side could not build on the heady heights of reaching the quarter-finals at the 2018 World Cup.
Having been drawn alongside Belgium, Austria, Azerbaijan and Estonia in Group F of Euro 2024 qualifying, Sweden will firmly be expected to bounce back and be competing at the finals in Germany next summer.
As such, Andersson will be hoping his untested players can impress him ahead of their next competitive game against Belgium in March.
Meanwhile, Finland are still riding the crest of the wave from reaching their first ever competitive international tournament after competing at the multi-national Euro 2020.
They as well beat Denmark 1-0 in Copenhagen, although that game is likely to be remembered more infamously as the day Christian Eriksen almost lost his life due to a cardiac arrest.
Finland narrowly missed out on the opportunity to qualify for their first ever World Cup after finishing one point behind second-placed Ukraine, but the signs of progress remain steadyfastly in place under head coach Markku Kanerva.
Having been drawn alongside Denmark, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Northen Ireland and San Marino for Euro 2024 qualifying, there is every chance that Finland could be competing at a second successive European Championships next summer.
Sweden vs. Finland Head to head
In the previous 16 meetings between these two nations, Sweden have claimed 11 victories while Finland have won three, and they have drawn twice. Finland have scored 10 goals and conceded 37 in the process.
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Sweden Team News
Only four of Sweden’s 24-man squad have ever played for their national team at senior level before, with Christoffer Nyman their more experienced player on 10 caps and one goal.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Dejan Kuluseviski and Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof are unavailable due to competing in league football.
Sweden's Last 5 Matches
Finland Team News
Finland have been able to call upon a little more experience than their forthcoming opponents, with 10 of their players already capped at senior level.
Captain Rasmus Schuller will be hoping to add to his 64 caps for his country from the middle of the park.
Finland's Last 5 Matches
Sweden vs. Finland: Odds and Predictions
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