Belarus: This Eastern-European team has left a week impression on this group and
soon enough we understood that they weren’t going to get many points.
They don’t just work well as a team, but they also don’t have great players individually. The defensive process wasn’t always bad, since in some matches they were able to hold on against stronger teams and they haven’t conceded that many goals.
But for example, against Luxembourg which was the perfect opponent for them to get 2 wins against, they only got 1 point. They tied at home and they’ve lost away from home, on their last match, leaving a bad impression of their footballing quality.
This is a team with no confidence in qualifying for the next World Cup, and they are now mathematically out of it, although I’d say they never stood a chance.
Sweden: The Swedes who were in 1st place, due to their better goal-record than France’s have lost an excellent chance to defend that position by losing 3-2 in Bulgaria.
On a crazy match where they were always trailing 1-0 and 2-1, the Swedes have always fought for a different result.
When it was 2-2, they even had some chances to make it 3-2, but if you don’t take your chances, you get punished and that’s exactly what happened to them, with the Bulgarians scoring 10 minutes before the end to make it a final result of 3-2.
The Swedes must now make emend and go win in Belarus. They have no other choice, otherwise they might lose their 2nd place as well, with Bulgaria and Netherlands waiting for an opportunity to reach that qualifying spot.
Belarus vs Sweden – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The Swedes have wasted a lot of chances in Bulgaria and, after 50 years, they were beaten again by the Bulgarians.
Now they really must win in Belarus and I think they can do it.
This Eastern-European team is very weak, makes a lot of mistakes both individually and tactically and a pressing Sweden, dominating and controlling the match will surely win this match.
Their loss against Luxembourg should affect them and I don’t believe they will be able to handle Sweden, even at home, because Sweden will give it their all in this match, due to their need for points at the moment.
|Sweden to win||