Nations League: Sweden vs France


Sweden and France will meet at the Friends Arena in Stockholm in a UEFA Nations League match. Both countries are ranked in Group C League A with the Croatian and Portuguese teams. Sweden and France have met four times in the last decade, with the last meeting between the two countries ending with a 2-1 win for home side Sweden in 2017.

Both of the last two matches against France ended with the same 2-1, only one of the last 9 clashes ended with a victory for the away team. Three out of five recent encounters between the two sides generated more than 2.5 goals, and 3 matches saw goals in both teams. Sweden's last 2 matches were a friendly held in January this year, in which the Scandinavians triumphed on both times 1-0 and they are on a streak of 4 consecutive wins, all are achieved by keeping a clean sheet and unbeaten in the last 8 matches. Only 1 in the last five Swedish encounters has more than 2.5 goals and 1 match saw both teams score. At the last VL Euro 2020, they were behind Spain, even though they drew 1-1 at home, but the pillars like goalkeeper Olsen or conductor Emil Forsberg and midfielder Lindelof all revived their form.

In their last match, France marched to Albania in November 2019 and returned home with 3 points after a 2-0 win in Tirana. The defending world champions are on a streak of 2 consecutive wins and 7 defeats, just to draw one game in the process. France have been limited by having no goals in just 2 of the previous 16 encounters, and both have lost 0-2, with 2 of their last 5 games having more than 2, 5 goals, and 2 matches saw goals in both teams. The World Cup champions in the UEFA Nations League did not start playing well and at VL Euro 2020, although they did not win Turkey in both matches, they still topped the table. Do not forget the quality of their personnel is very abundant when the total value of the transfer is up to 1.  




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