The main match of group G is set to take place between the current group leaders Russia and Sweden, the team placed third. Sweden is trying out their luck for a direct qualification after losing the World Cup Playoffs against Portugal while Russia took part in the tournament, but will try to forget how it went.
Sweden opened the France 2016 campaign with a 1-1 draw against Austria, and despite their sloppy performance they managed to preserve the point. Against Russia Erik Hamren is yet to find out if he is able to rely on Ibrahimovic, the bookmakers’ main bet for the goals to come for Sweden. Prior to that Sweden won in a friendly against Estonia and managed to keep a clean sheet, which will prove difficult to achieve against Russia. Should Ibrahimovic not start, Sweden will turn towards Erkan Zengin, the goalscorer from the match against Austria, at 5.50 to score anytime, as opposed to Ibrahimovic’s 2.30.
Russia will be trying for their third win in a row even if their head to head record against Sweden is not in their favor: they have only one win, two draws and three defeats. The win came back in 2008 when Russia won with 2-0 during the Euro 2008 match. During their most recent training session, Smolnikov, Shatov and Glushakov joined the rest of the team, which makes their chances to play a little higher. Russia has young talents in all area of the field, but at this moment, one cannot forget to mention Dzyuba from Spartak Moscow, at 3.20 odds to score anytime. Your main bet for Russia to score is Kerzhakov at 2.50 odds with Titan Bet with Kokorin a close second at 3.00.
Sweden is being given the edge over Russia despite injury worries, Titan Bet gives them 2.45 odds for an outright win, Russia gets 2.90 and a draw between the two has 3.20 odds. Over 2.5 goals has 2.35 odds, Sweden for both halves 4.00, Russia for both halves 2.75 and a goal before the 34th minute at 1.75. We are betting five units on the coupled market of both teams to score and Sweden to win at 5.50 with Titan Bet, while the same betting market for Russia has 6.25 odds.
Sweden: Team’s Formation
Russia: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Both teams to score and Sweden to win