Spain v Sweden Match Betting (1x2)

Spain had the world at their feet after landing the 2010 World Cup, especially after winning the 2008 European Championship two years previously, while they also went on to land Euro 2012 to cement their position at the top of the tree.

However, La Roja messed up at the 2014 World Cup and were also disappointing by their previous standards when competing at Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup. Can we consider them to be anything other than just one of the contenders this time around?

Nevertheless, the bookies aren’t prepared to take on the Spanish for this Euro 2020 opener, with Luis Enrique’s side the massive 4/11 favourite to overcome Sweden in Bilbao.

Funnily enough, these teams were in the same group, with Spain landing eight wins and two draws from their ten games played. However, the Swedes also acquitted themselves and only lost one of their ten matches.

Indeed, the Scandinavian side came desperately close to beating their adversaries in Solna, with Rodrigo scoring a late equaliser and the visitors will feel as though they can get a positive result in this opener.

Unibet have 9/1 available that there’s a shock on the cards and all the pressure will be on Spain to avoid suffering from stage fright.

Sweden will be playing a play-off winner in their second game, so a point from this clash would represent a decent outcome and Unibet offer 4/1 that the clash ends all square.

Asian Handicap

We’re somewhat puzzled by the match odds considering that Spain’s recent major tournament performances have been somewhat underwhelming over the past decade.

If you think Sweden can avoid defeat, then it might be worth going down the route of backing them at +1 at odds of 52/35 with BetVictor, with money back if the team lose by a single goal.

On the flip side, Spain did manage to beat their opponents by a 3-0 scoreline at the Santiago Bernabeu on 10 June 2019 and those expecting the floodgates to open again might consider a bet on the home side on the Asian lines.

For example, La Roja are a 2/1 chance off a handicap mark of -2 and that means a profit if they win by three clear goals and money back if it’s a two-goal margin.

You can alternatively bet on them at 10/9 off a -1.5 handicap where a two-goal margin of victory will ensure they land you a profit.

Both Teams to Score

We’re not expecting Sweden to give much away in this clash and that explains why the best price you can get about the “No” option on this market is 31/40, with the bookies thinking that the Scandinavians might struggle to find the net.

Alternatively, William Hill are offering 11/10 about the “Yes” option although the bet we really like is the 11/10 with Ladbrokes that Spain win the game without conceding.

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