Sweden vs Italy – 2018 World Cup Qualification: The play-offs for the 2018 World Cup qualification continue this Friday…
With Sweden and Italy facing off in Stockholm.
Sweden finished in 2nd place of their group A with 19 points gained, getting 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. During the 10 matches they played, their goal ratio was 26 goals scored and 9 goals conceded.
Their home performance was almost perfect, getting 13 out of 15 possible points, only having tied with Netherlands (1-1).
On the Swedish side, the highlight goes to the striker Berg, who plays for Al-Ain, since he scored 8 goals during the group stage.
Italy finished the 10 rounds of the group stage in the 2nd position of Group G with 23 points gained. On a group without much history for Italians and Spaniards, at least the play-off access was almost ensured for these two teams.
They got 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, having an homogeneous record both at home and away from home.
On “La Squadra Azzura” the highlight is Lazio’s striker, Ciro Immobile who scored 6 goals over the course of the qualification stage and already has 14 goals in the Serie A.
Sweden vs Italy – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On a round that is predicted to be so close, the 1st leg match is always important, and Sweden, even playing at home, will not want to make the wrong move, against the Italians who are known for their sneakiness.
I expect a match with some caution when it comes to loss of possession here, especially on the first 45 minutes where the alerts hear in the locker room are still fresh.
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