Kick Off: 1845, 02/06/2018
Stadium: Friends Arena
Sweden and Denmark are both preparing for this summer’s World Cup finals and that could lead to a cagey encounter when they meet at Friends Arena in Solna.
Both teams qualified for Russia 2018 via the play-offs after producing solid, rather than spectacular, form during the group stage.
The visitors are slightly shorter in the World Cup odds and 11 places higher in the FIFA rankings at 12, but home advantage may level things up.
We’re kicking off our Sweden vs Denmark betting tips by taking 21/10 for a draw.
A Look At Sweden’s Betting Odds
Sweden held off a late surge from Holland to finish second behind France in their World Cup group, before edging out Italy 1-0 in the play-offs.
They will now appear at their first finals tournament since 2006 and have been drawn alongside Germany, Mexico and South Korea.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international retirement left a huge void to fill, but Marcus Berg bagged an impressive eight goals in qualifying.
RB Leipzig playmaker Emil Forsberg has also grown in stature, while Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof overcame a shaky start to his Old Trafford career.
This is a well-drilled unit which was unbeaten at home in five qualifiers, including a 2-1 defeat of France, but they do have a bit to prove following friendly losses to Chile and Romania in March.
Looking at the Sweden vs Denmark odds, we think Janne Andersson will take a cautious approach to this match and that makes 17/5 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time a tempting option.
A Look At Denmark’s Betting Odds
Denmark will face France, Peru and Australia at the World Cup and are rated second favourites to progress from that pool.
Age Hareide’s side were runners-up in their qualifying group behind Poland and then blitzed the Republic of Ireland 5-1 in the second leg of a play-off.
Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen did the damage in Dublin with a hat-trick, while former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner was also on target at Aviva Stadium.
The Danes have gone 13 games without defeat, including 0-0 friendly draws with Germany and Chile.
We’re adding 11/2 for another goalless stalemate here to our Sweden vs Denmark betting predictions.
Romania 1-0 SWEDEN
DENMARK 0-0 Chile
Head-to-head: Denmark 2-2 Sweden, Sweden 2-1 Denmark, Denmark 1-0 Sweden, Denmark 2-0 Sweden, Denmark 1-0 Sweden, Sweden 0-1 Denmark
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