Poland and Sweden will battle it out for a place in Qatar in the World Cup play-off final on Tuesday evening. The Eagles made it to the final after Russia were disqualified and will have home advantage, while the Blue and Yellows needed extra-time to see off a tough Czech Republic side.
Where and when: Stadion Slaski – 29 March, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Poland vs. Sweden: Sky Sports
Last time: Sweden earned a crucial 3-2 win over Poland in their final Euro 2020 Group E clash that saw the Scandinavians progressing through the knockout stage. Emil Forsberg’s brace was cancelled by Robert Lewandovski, but a late Victor Claesson strike eventually saw Sweden taking the three points and topping their group.
Poland vs. Sweden Predictions and Preview
Poland managed a 1-1 draw against Scotland in a friendly that took place instead of their semi-final play-off against Russia that was supposed to take place. Czeslav Michniewicz rested key figures like Robert Lewandovski and Wojciech Szczęsny, so the hosts should have fresh legs and will be looking to take full advantage of their home support.
The Eagles have only two defeats in their last 12 games on home soil, but at the same time they lost six consecutive games against Sweden and have conceded 14 goals during that stretch.
Robin Quaison scored a decisive winner in extra-time against Czech Republic to book Sweden’s place in this play-off final. The game ended 0-0 in regular time and it was the third consecutive game that saw Tre Kronor failing to score a goal in regular time, but Sweden’s good record and the return of Zlatan Ibrahomovic might make the difference here.
Poland vs. Sweden full time result odds
Czeslav Michniewicz has the luxury of a full squad at his disposal, while the tactician also manage to rest some key players during the 1-1 draw in the friendly against Scotland. Poland have home advantage and are 7/5 for getting their first victory against Sweden since 1991.
The visitors, meanwhile, welcome Zlatan Ibrahimovic back, as the talismanic center-forward missed the game against the Czech Republic due to suspension. With Zlatan back, Sweden will have a Lewandovski-like figure on the pitch and in the dressing room, so don’t be surprised to see one of Dejan Kulusevski or Alexander Isak drop to the bench. A win for the visitors in this Poland vs. Sweden preview is available at 11/5.
Poland vs. Sweden both teams to score odds
BTTS paid off in five of Poland’s last six games at home, while the same applies for the last two meetings between those teams. Sweden are on a six-games winning streak against the hosts, but Czeslav Michniewicz’s men have lost only one of their last eight games. This points to a very evenly-matched encounter, so our suggestion is to go for BTTS at 19/17, while the odds raise to 19/5 if you combine BTTS with a draw in the outright market.
Poland vs. Sweden correct score odds
Before that shock result against Italy, most people would have thought that a fixture between Portugal and North Macedonia would provide a lot of goals for the home side. There will be the temptation on the part of the Portuguese players to put this game out of sight early on but it may actually turn out to be a tenser affair. A lower-scoring Portugal victory seems more likely and a 2-0 final score has odds of 9/2.
Poland vs. Sweden first goalscorer odds
Robert Lewandovski has eight strikes in his last nine outings for his country, while the 33-year old already has the sensational 45 strikes for Bayern Munich at club level this term. Lewandovski scored a brace in his last outing against Sweden, so watch out for him to break the deadlock in a 1-1 draw at 19/1 in these Poland vs. Sweden tips.