The Blue and Yellows surprised most pundits by beating Italy in a play-off and bookmakers are offering more tempting Sweden World Cup 2018 odds.
Sweden will be appearing at their first World Cup since 2006 but have a long and proud history in this competition.
They reached the final on home turf in 1958, losing out to Brazil, and have made it as far as the semi-finals on three other occasions, most recently in 1994.
In qualifying for Russia 2018, Sweden first upset the odds by edging out Holland on goal difference to finish second in their pool behind France.
The Scandinavians were then underdogs for a two-legged play-off with four-time champions Italy but prevailed 1-0 in Solna and held out for a goalless draw in Milan.
Facing South Korea first up this summer will be regarded as a bonus for those making positive Sweden World Cup 2018 betting tips and predictions.
A tough battle against Germany then awaits in Sochi, before what could prove a pivotal showdown with Mexico in Ekaterinburg.
Odds correct on date of publication: 21/05/2018
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international retirement has allowed several players to step out of his shadow, including striker Marcus Berg, who netted eight times in qualifying.
The 31-year-old was a fine servant for Panathinaikos in Greece before switching to Abu Dhabi outfit Al Ain last summer.
Toulouse forward Ola Toivonen hit the stoppage-time winner which allowed Sweden to beat France 2-1, while John Guidetti of Alaves is another attacking option.
Hull City midfielder Seb Larsson is always dangerous at set-pieces and playmaker Emil Forsberg is coming off a couple of fine seasons with RB Leipzig.
At the back, Victor Lindelof has grown in stature at Manchester United since overcoming a shaky start to his Old Trafford career.
Celtic’s Mikael Lustig and Martin Olsson of Swansea are proven defenders with plenty of experience.
Rank (world): 23
WC appearances: 11
Best effort: Runners-up in 1958
Road to Russia
Italy 0-0 SWE
SWE 1-0 Italy
Holland 2-0 SWE
SWE 8-0 Luxembourg
Belarus 0-4 SWE
Bulgaria 3-2 SWE
SWE 2-1 France
SWE 4-0 Belarus
Victor Lindelof (D)
Mikael Lustig (D)
Martin Olsson (D)
Seb Larsson (M)
Emil Forsberg (M)
Marcus Berg (F)
Janne Andersson – SWE