These two teams had a different start in the League of Nations, because the Russians played 2-1 in Turkey, while the Swedes were defeated in their field by the same rival with 3-2. That is why it is quite clear that this mathc is much more important for the guests from Sweden, because in the case of a new defeat they would be practically left without the first place in the group. We should also add that they were together in the qualifiers for the World Cup 2016, and then the Russians celebrated at home with 1-0, while it was 1-1 in Sweden.
All of these parameters certainly go in favour of the team from Russia, which has obviously maintained a good mood after they in this summer’s World Cup in their country reached the quarterfinals. Namely, in their first performance after that in the League of Nations, they achieved a very valuable 2-1 victory over Turkey, while they in their friendly match with the Czech Republic celebrated with 5-1 at home.
Of course, that their coach Cherches is happy because of this before this home defeat from the Swedes, especially since the recovered midfielders Dzagoev and Golovin have returned to the team in the meantime. On the other hand, the performances of the injured midfielder Erokhin and striker Kokorin are questionable this time, while the legendary goalkeeper Akinfeev has said goodbye to the national team.
We have already said for the team of Sweden that they are awaiting this match in the League of Nations in a much worse mood than the Russians, given that they are in a series of three defeats in a row. The first of them took place in the quarter-finals of this year's World Cup from England, and then in a friendly match with Austria in Vienna they were defeated with 2-0. But the toughest defeat was this last in the League of Nations when they lost on their field with lost 3-2 from Turkey, even though they had the lead of 2-0.
That is why coach Andersson is under enormous pressure before this match in Russia, because a new defeat would bring them to an extremely unpleasant situation. However, a bit of encouragement for the Swedes is the return of two very important players, center-back Granqvist and the offensive midfielder Forsberg, who should compared to the match with Turkey replace Jansson and Durmaz in the starting lineup.
Even though the Russians are in a much better form before this duel in the League of Nations, we still believe that the Swedes should finally play a good match, especially since in the event of a new defeat they would probably be eliminated from the race for the first place in the group.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Under 2.5
Best Odds: 1.72 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 11-Oct-2018 21:45 CET
Event Result: 0:0(0:0)
Profit: +28.80 Units