21 November 2018
In the last match of the UEFA Nations League B, Group 2, Sweden will host Russia at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, hoping to achieve a victory of a minimum of 2-goal margin and take the first place in the group.
Thanks to a penalty kick converted by Andreas Granqvist, Sweden walked away from Yeni Eskisehir Stadyumu with a whole prey, thus closing the gap on Russia to three points. In the UEFA Nations Opener against Turkey at home, the Blue-Yellow have suffered a 3-2 defeat, after which they’ve played out a scoreless draw against the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts. A narrow 1-0 triumph over the Crescent-Stars has brought Sweden’s 5-game winless streak to an end. Moreover, it was Janne Andersson’s first win after the World Cup, where his players failed to go past England in the quarter-finals.
On the other hand, the Sbornaya are the only undefeated team in their respective group, as they’ve outplayed Turkey in both encounters while having been held to a 0-0 draw to Sweden. After the promising performance at the World Cup, where they’ve managed to defeat Spain in the round of 16 before suffering a painful elimination to Croatia on penalties, Stanislav Cherchesov’s players have maintained a good form in the following period. However, Russia’s 4-game lossless streak was ended last week, when Germany crashed them by three goals to nil in a friendly challenge. Still, all they have to do in the next meeting to keep the leading spot is to avoid failure.
Provisional line-up – Sweden:
Gk: Olsen Defense: Granqvist – Lindelof – Lustig – Augustinsson Midfield: Ekdal – Johansson – Larsson – Olsson Attack: Berg – Guidetti
Provisional line-up – Russia:
Gk: Guilherme Defense: Neustadter – Dzhikiya – Nababkin – Kudryashov Midfield: Kuzyayev – Gazinskiy – Ionov – Aleksey Miranchuk Attack: Chalov – Ari
31 May 2020 In-form Bayern Munich welcome relegation-threatened Fortuna Dusseldorf to the Allianz Arena, looking to stretch their unbeaten run in their Bundesliga (BL) H2Hs to …Read More
30 May 2020 Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt go head-to-head at the Volkswagen Arena, with the home side looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Bundesliga …Read More
30 May 2020 Werder Bremen head to the Veltins Arena to take on the out-of-form Schalke 04 side they’ve beaten in three of their last four …Read More
29 May 2020 Daegu and Sangju Sangmu go head-to-head at the Daegu Stadium in the opening match of the K League 1 Matchday 4. Authors of …Read More
30 May 2020 After succumbing to a disastrous 4-1 home defeat to Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen will look to return to winning ways in the Bundesliga (BL) …Read More