England is off to the quarter-finals: England vs Sweden up next!
It’s the news most of us have been hoping for: after their penalty shootout victory over Colombia, England have progressed to the World Cup quarterfinals! This is the first time England has won a shootout in the history of the World Cup, after an agonizing 30 minutes of extra-time when the score remained locked at 1-1.
England was winning the match until the last minute, when Colombia scored its first and only goal in the 93rd minute thanks to defender Yelly Mina, which led to that dreaded and pretty uneventful extra-time. The Three Lions then managed to beat Colombia 4-3 in the penalty shootout. Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford scored a penalty each while goalkeeper Jordan Pickford heroically blocked Bacca’s shot and substitute Eric Dier made history by scoring the decisive winning penalty! As Dier himself has put it
“Obviously to get knocked down at the end its difficult to come back from that but we were ready we knew what we had to do and we stuck to out plan and we did not panic. We were ready for penalties”.
Southgate, naturally, was over the moon and emerged from the dressing room to join in the festivities together with England supporters.
England vs Sweden predictions
Now that England are off to the quarterfinals they shall face Sweden, a team that has impressed very much this World Cup. The game will take place this Saturday 7th July at 3pm BST in Samara. The English team seems to be in great shape for this game, with no suspended or injured key players. On the other hand, Sweden’s Sebastian Larsson is back in the game after his suspension, and it is said that Emil Krafth will substitute for Mikael Lustig, who got booked in the game against Switzerland yesterday.
England and Sweden have met head to head several times throughout the years. Here are a few statistics that might help you with your predictions:
1923 Sweden - England, 2-4, Friendly Match
1923 Sweden - England, 1-3, Friendly Match
1937 Sweden - England, 0-4, Friendly Match
1947 England - Sweden, 4-2, Friendly Match
1949 Sweden - England, 3-1, Friendly Match
1956 Sweden - England, 0-0, Friendly Match
1959 England - Sweden, 2-3, Friendly Match
1965 Sweden - England, 1-2, Friendly Match
1968 England - Sweden, 3-1, Friendly Match
1979 Sweden - England, 0-0, Friendly Match
1986 Sweden - England, 1-0, Friendly Match
1988 England - Sweden, 0-0, World Cup Qualifying
1989 Sweden - England, 0-0, World Cup Qualifying
1992 Sweden - England, 2-1, European Championships
1995 England - Sweden , 3-3, Umbro Cup
1998 Sweden - England, 2-1, European Championship
1999 England - Sweden, 0-0, European Championships
2001 England - Sweden, 1-1, Friendly Match
2002 England - Sweden, 1-1, World Cup Final
2004 2004 Sweden - England , 1-0, Friendly Match
2006 Sweden - England, 2-2, World Championship Finals
2011 England - Sweden, 1-0, Friendly Match
2012 Sweden - England, 2-3, European Championships
2012 Sweden - England, 4-2, Friendly Match
England has won 9 of these games, Sweden has won 8, whereas 7 other matches have ended in a draw. But in 2012, it was Zlatan who scored all of Sweden’s 4 goals, a star player who has now retired.
England vs Sweden odds at ComeOn Sport
- Sweden win – 4.75
- Draw 3.40
- England win – 1.90
- England to qualify – 1.36
- Over 15 goals – 1.51
- Both teams to score (yes) – 2.30
- Harry Kane to score anytime – 2.05
- England to miss a penalty – 19.00
- England to score a penalty – 6.50
These are just some of the most popular odds for England vs Sweden. You’ll find many more options at our recommended betting sites; ComeOn Sport has 142 markets on this game alone! To check and compare odds by different betting sites, head over to our World Cup odds page, where you’ll find current odds on England vs Sweden, then visit the betting site of your choice through our links to view even more possibilities!
Current World Cup winner odds
At the moment, England are currently the second favourites to win the World Cup at ComeOn Sport and LeoVegas Sport, and the third favourite (ranking just below France) at Bethard Sport. Brazil is still the favourite to win the World Cup 2018, with odds in the 3.60-3.90 range. Below are the current winner odds at these top betting sites:
World Cup Winner current odds*
* As currently offered today, Wednesday 4th July at 13:00. Click the links below to place your bets!
World Cup winner odds are so far similar across betting sites, but if you’d like to back Brazil or England, at the moment it’s better to place your bet with Bethard, whereas if it’s Belgium you’re confident about, betting with LeoVegas Sport will give you a better return. The high odds for Sweden indicate that the team is being deemed to be the less likely to win, which bodes well for England’s upcoming match on Saturday! But of course, you never know!
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