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Sweden vs Georgia Prediction & Match Preview

 

Sweden vs Georgia Prediction & Match Preview

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25 March 2021 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET World Cup Qual

Friends Arena will host Thursday’s World Cup qualifier between Sweden and Georgia. 


The Swedes were struggling in the UEFA Nations League, with the team collecting only three points in total from possible 18. 

However, the return of veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic has surely given Sweden a boost ahead of upcoming qualifying matches, and, as a result, the hosts are seen as hot favourites to beat Georgia at Friends Arena.

Yet another man to watch in the home team will be Leipzig attacker Emil Forsberg, who was deployed up front as a lone forward in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld. 

Considering that the Georgians are not regarded as good travellers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home team. 

In their last home game Sweden defeated Croatia 2-1, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on Jan Andersson’s troops.

Sweden vs Georgia Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Sweden Georgia played so far 0 matches.

Sweden vs Georgia Prediction

Sweden in actual season average scored 1.26 goals per match. In 14 (60.87%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (30.43%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Georgia average scored 1.29 goals per match in season 2021. In 8 (61.54%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (38.46%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Isak and Marcus Berg could get the nod for Sweden, resulting in Ibrahimovic taking a spot among the replacements.

Filip Helander and Albin Ekdal may earn recalls in defence and midfield respectively, while Dejan Kulusevski could switch to a role on the flank.

Jesper Karlsson is expected to remain on the substitutes' bench despite his excellent form for AZ Alkmaar.

Georgia will be forced into several changes with attacking trio Zuriko Davitashvili, Valeri Qazaishvili and Nika Kacharava all missing out on a place in the squad.

Levan Shengelia, Tornike Okriashvili and Giorgi Kvilitaia are in line to earn opportunities in the starting lineup.

Sweden possible starting lineup:
Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Helander, Bengtsson; Kulusevski, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg; Isak, Berg

Georgia possible starting lineup:
Loria; Kakabadze, Khocholava, Kashia, Tabidze; Kvekveskiri, Kankava; Shengelia, Okriashvili, Lobzhanidze; Kvilitaia


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