Sweden – Slovakia
Slovakia’s shock win over Poland threw Group E wide open especially after Sweden frustrated Spain to a 0-0 draw. In the second round of matches, Sweden will be taking on Slovakia, with both looking at this as a winnable clash after their fortunes in the opening round. Sweden remain a good side, and especially defensively; they have five wins in their last six matches and in that run, they’ve kept five clean sheets, only conceding one goal. In six matches against Slovakia, Sweden have never lost; three have ended in draws though.
Slovakia’s win over Poland was one of the competition’s shock results, though Poland aren’t known to be a strong side at the Euros. For Slovakia, they have no loss in their last six matches, but won only two in that run. They have just three clean sheets in their last 11 matches.
It is easier to see Sweden have more quality going to this game, and Slovakia, will be expected to sit back, after their opening win, hoping to hit on the counter or get just a point. They are not so good on the road, and that may play out here. Sweden will push harder, and having negotiated a tougher game, they will be favorites for a win here.
This match will be played on 18/06/2021 at 16:00.