2018 World Cup Sweden vs. England Quarterfinals Betting Analysis.

2018 World Cup Sweden vs. England Quarterfinals Betting Analysis

Written by Henry Watkins on Wednesday,July 4, 2018 3:03, EDT

This has been arguably the best World Cup in recent memory, as it has delivered more than its fair share of great games, goals, and shocks. That we have only seen a single 0-0 game in this tournament tells you all you need to know about what has gone down. As we head into the quarter-finals, we do so with many of the traditional big names already gone. What we have left are 8 teams, most of whom can make a case for winning it all. The draw is a strange one in that one side is top heavy while the other is home to many of the underdogs and dark horses.

England and Sweden can be found on the latter side of the draw, with both feeling as though this is a game they can win. A spot in the semi-final beckons, as does a very winnable game in the next round. These teams can dare to dream at this point in the tournament, but one of the will be packing their bags and heading home this weekend. Who will it be? Let’s check MyBookie Sportsbook Odds while making some predictions!

Sweden vs. England 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Betting Analysis

  • When: Saturday, July 7 at 10 AM EST
  • Where: Samara Arena
  • TV: FOX
  • Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Odds: England -113 / Sweden +367 / Draw +230 (Total at 2 goals)

Head to Head

  • Previous Matches: 2
  • England Victories: 0
  • England Goals: 3
  • Sweden Victories: 0
  • Sweden Goals: 3
  • Draws: 2

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Why bet on Sweden?

  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Head coach: Janne Andersson
  • Captain: Andreas Granqvist
  • FIFA Ranking: 24
  • World Cup Appearances: 12

The bookies have Sweden in as the rank outsiders to win the World Cup, a label that probably suits them just fine. This is a team that has proven to be mentally and physically strong throughout this tournament, especially in the group stage. After winning their opener against South Korea, Sweden had Germany on the ropes, but gave up a pair of second-half goals, including one in injury time, to fall 2-1.

The pressure on them at that point was huge, as they needed to win in their final game against Mexico to secure passage to the Round of 16, which they did with a brilliant 3-0 victory. Sweden has been defensively sound throughout this tournament and they proved it again with a 1-0 win over Switzerland in the previous round. The goal in this game will be to stop Harry Kane and hit England on the break.

Projected Line-Up

  • 1-R. Olsen
  • 4-A. Granqvist
  • 2-M. Lustig
  • 3-V. Lindelöf
  • 6-L. Augustinsson
  • 7-S. Larsson
  • 8-A. Ekdal
  • 10-E. Forsberg
  • 17-V. Claesson
  • 9-M. Berg
  • 20-O. Toivonen

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Why bet on England?

  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Head coach: Gareth Southgate
  • Captain: Harry Kane
  • FIFA Ranking: 12
  • World Cup Appearances: 15

England exorcised some major demons in their penalty shootout win over Colombia in the last round. Penalties had proven to be a nightmare for the English in previous tournaments, and you can bet that their fans were none too confident heading into that one. England prevailed, though, but word out of their camp is that a lot of their key players are carrying some slight injuries, although not enough to keep any of them out of this game.

England comes in as the 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Betting favorite against Sweden.

The Colombia game was a bruising one for England, so they will probably be thankful for a couple of days off before heading into this game, especially when you consider that they had to play a half hour more than Sweden did in their Round of 16 game.

Projected Line-Up

  • 1-J. Pickford
  • 18-A. Young
  • 2-K. Walker
  • 12-K. Trippier
  • 6-H. Maguire
  • 5-J. Stones
  • 8-J. Henderson
  • 20-D. Alli
  • 7-J. Lingard
  • 9-H. Kane
  • 10-R. Sterling

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

These two teams have met twice previously at the World Cup, with both of those meetings ending in a draw. It goes without saying that one of them has to win here, and I think it will be England who moves on. I believe we are in for a tight, low-scoring affair with this one.

Score: Sweden 0 – England 1

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