We offer a forecast for a friendly match in which Russia will host the Swedish national team on October 8. Will the guests be able to resist? – the answer is in our material.
After a long break, the Russian national team started in September with more than confidence – two victories in the League of Nations tournament over Serbia (3: 1) and Hungary (3: 2).
Before the second stage, in which Stanislav Cherchesov’s charges will play three fights, the team trained in Novogorsk. Questionable tests for COVID-19 were received yesterday from Guilherme and Giorgi Jikia , after which the players were isolated.
Smolov and Golovin will not be able to play , but instead of them Smolnikov and Komlichenko will enter the field . However, the head coach of the team is satisfied with the condition of his players. In addition, the coach plans to conduct an easy informative test before each fight, from which he will build on when determining the composition for a particular match.
The Swedish national team was supposed to play against Russia at the end of March, but the coronavirus made its own adjustments. In September, Janne Andersson’s wards started unsuccessfully – defeat against France (0: 1) and Portugal (0: 2), for which we gave a forecast.
At the first stage, the Swedes were not particularly surprised by anything – the standard 4-4-2, while only some of the performers simply changed roles. However, it should be noted that the cast is quite powerful.
The guests include many players from the Russian Premier League – Jordan Larsson from Spartak, Markus Berg , Christopher Olsson and Victor Klasson from Krasnodar, and, of course, Karl Starfelt from Rubin.
Sweden won last three away games in a row
Russia won 6 of its last 7 home matches
Russia won 2 of 5 last head-to-head matches
The last face-to-face meeting ended with a victory for Sweden (2: 0)
20.11.18 Sweden Russia 20
11.10.18 Russia Sweden 0: 0
The composition of the Swedish national team looks very good, but so far there is no teamwork, and the guests still have less motivation for this fight than Stanislav Cherchesov’s charges . In addition, in a few days they will have a defining match with Croatia.
Russia will play in front of its fans, which could be a decisive factor, even despite the problems with the roster. We assume that the owners will be able to win, but we will hedge the bet.
Our prediction is a victory for Russia with a handicap (0) and we bet on this on the line of BC Winline with odds 1.71