Sweden had encouraging successes in their starting matches of Euro 2020. The national team will face Slovakia on Friday in St Petersburg, with a win ensuring progression for either team. After failing to reach the knockout stages since 2004, the Swedes will be hoping to build on a point against Group E favorites Spain to reach the last 16. Here is everything you need to know about Sweden vs Slovakia prediction and lineup of the Euro 2020 Group E match.
Sweden lineup: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Danielson, Augustinsson; S. Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg; Isak, Berg
Football players Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg were infected with COVID-19 but they should be welcomed back in the match against Slovakia.
Ahead of their game against Slovakia on Friday Sweden will have to assess the fitness of some of their players.
Carl Mikael Lustig will be replaced in this match as he was forced to leave the game against Spain due to a muscular injury.
Slovakia lineup: Dubravka; Pekarik, Satka, Skriniar, Hubocan; Kucka, Benes; Haraslin, Hamsik, Mak; Duda
On Monday, Marek Hamsik was fit to play against Poland, giving them a huge boost as they won 2-1.
If Slovakia needs fresh legs in central midfield, Patrik Hrosovsky is pushing for a start.
On Monday night Sweden barely touched the ball against Spain, but a strong defensive performance earned them a point.
Slovakia secured their first place in Group E defeating Robert Lewandowski’s Poland 2-1.
In the last five games between the two teams, Sweden has won every match including a 6-0 victory in 2017.
In St Petersburg, a high number of goals is unlikely, as both teams are capable of crowding the midfield, and neither will be very upset if they only get a point.
On the other hand, Sweden has a slew of final-third skill that could just be enough to get them over the line and into the knockout stage.
Our Prediction: Sweden 1-0 Slovakia