15-08-23 Daily Football Predictions: Sweden vs Spain

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Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup semifinal between Spain and Sweden is for a spot in the World Cup Final game this weekend. The Swedes, who have previously defeated the defending champions USA, advanced to their fourth semi-final in recent years with a convincing victory over Japan.

They will believe that this is their moment because they haven’t earned a title yet. Meanwhile, Spain has ignored off-field concerns to advance to this round for the first time in their history.

Sweden vs Spain

Due to their lack of big trophy wins, Spain’s national team has never been a formidable force in women’s football. They only participated in two games at the World Cup, and their best finish was 12th place in the previous tournament in France. However, we noticed consistent growth from them, and today, they are regarded as one of the top teams in the world. They have perhaps played the most attractive football thus far in this tournament, with a lot of possession.

La Roja’s critics claim the team is yet to face an acid test. Spain fell 4-0 to giants Japan in the group stage but defeated 2019 runners-up the Netherlands 2-1 in the quarterfinals. Alexias Putellas and co. will be keen to prove doubters wrong once more, and they seem to have the resolve.

Sweden, as opposed to Spain, has consistently been one of the top teams in both Europe and the world. They performed admirably in recent competitions, making them to the EURO Semifinals before falling to eventual champions England. Additionally, they placed second at the Olympics and third in the previous World Cup. It would be their second World Cup final overall if they made it to the finals.

Blagult is increasingly receiving rave reviews. “We believe we have the credentials to make it this time,” says coach Peter Gerhardsson. Defeating two former champions, the USA and Japan is enough proof that the Swedes are ready for anyone. Spain and Sweden have met twice, ending in a 1-1 draw for Spain and a 1-0 win for Sweden.

Verdict

Spain made a strong first impression at the competition by defeating Zambia (5:0) and Costa Rica (3:0). But despite having only 23% ball control in the last group game, Japan revealed their flaws and scored four goals.

It is obvious that Spain struggles greatly to defend against counterattacks, and the other teams will try to take advantage of this. They defeated Switzerland 5:1 in the 1/8 Finals, however, they aren’t objectively a top-tier team. They defeated the Netherlands in the final game of the tournament, but only after extra time. They had a rather simple path to the Semifinals, despite the fact that they have so far looked excellent.

Given that both of these clubs have been scoring goals frequently, betting on both teams to score may be the best strategy for these last four games. Both Sweden and Spain have scored in four of their five World Cup games, netting 14 and 12 goals, respectively, in regulation time.

Both of these powerful frontlines should be able to break through on Tuesday. The Swedes have kept three clean sheets, while Spain has allowed goals in each of their last three games.

Tip: Sweden to Win or Draw / BTTS (YES)

Sweden to Win or Draw – ❌

BTTS – ✅

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