Spain will take on Sweden in Seville on Monday night and will be eager to get off to the best possible start in their Euro 2020 campaign. Being the most successful team in the competition’s history, La Roja will be seeking to win their fourth European Championship. On the other hand, Sweden will be seeking to advance past the group stages for the first time since Euro 2004 when they reached the quarter-finals. Here’s what you should know about Spain vs Sweden prediction and lineup.
Spain lineup: Simon; M Llorente, Laporte, P Torres, Alba; Thiago, Rodri, Koke; F Torres, Morata, G Moreno
Busquets may be replaced by Rodri in the middle of the park, while Thiago Alcantara and Koke are also likely to start in midfield, but there are a lot of unknowns heading into the first game.
While Gerard Moreno, who had a fantastic season with Villarreal, could start in the final third, Pau Torres might replace Eric Garcia at the defense alongside Aymeric Laporte.
Unai Simon is expected to start in goal, while Ferran Torres will likely play with Moreno and Alvaro Morata in a front three. Morata has the most goals in the squad with 19, and Enrique will look to the 28-year-old for inspiration this summer.
Sweden lineup: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Danielson, Augustinsson; S Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg; Isak, Berg
In terms of Sweden, head coach Andersson is projected to go with a 4-4-2 formation, with Marcus Berg partnered in the final third by Alexander Isak, who shone for Real Sociedad in the 2020-21 season.
Sebastien Larsson’s experience should see him start, while Emil Forsberg and Albin Ekdal are likely to be included.
In the centre of the back four Victor Lindelof from Manchester United will be included, alongside Mikael Lustig and Marcus Danielson, who could also be named for the Group E match.
Being coronavirus positive, both Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg will miss the competition.
Spain vs Sweden Prediction
Sweden will aim to capitalize and Spain’s preparations were severely hampered due to COVID-19. In their ranks, the hosts have enough talent and are favorites to win this match, though by a slim margin.
This could turn out to be a difficult match for Spain, as Sweden should be confident. As previously stated, Spain’s preparations have been arduous, but analysts believe Enrique’s side will begin their Euro 2020 campaign with a slim but crucial victory.
Our Prediction: Spain 2-1 Sweden
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