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Spain Vs Sweden Prediction And Odds

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Spain Vs Sweden Prediction And Odds

Three-time European champions Spain kick off their Euro 2020 campaign on home soil in Seville against Sweden this evening.

Spain are the red hot favourites to qualify top of Group E, but their Scandinavian opponents will be keen to capitalise on their pre-tournament issues.

In hugely controversial circumstances, La Roja's manager Luis Enrique came under fierce scrutiny for his decision not to bring along any Real Madrid players this summer.

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Luis Enrique came under fierce scrutiny for his decision not to bring along any Real Madrid players this summer
Luis Enrique came under fierce scrutiny for his decision not to bring along any Real Madrid players this summer

Enrique has also had to deal with multiple positive coronavirus tests within the camp, with captain Sergio Busquets among those affected.

Spain have since called up 17 players to train in a 'parallel bubble' - but Sweden have had issues, too, as both Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanburg tested positive for coronavirus themselves.

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La Roja have won this competition on three previous occasions - level with Germany - and will now be looking to move out alone in terms of trophies, having triumphed in 1964, 2008 and 2012.

Can they do it again? Well, they're certainly not to be underestimated, that's for sure.

With this summer's tournament now in full swing, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Spain vs Sweden to get your teeth stuck into.

Spain vs Sweden betting tips & predictions

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Spain are 1/3 to win, with Sweden priced at 8/1 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 4/1.

Prediction: 3-0 (15/2)

Half-Time/Full-Time Spain/Spain (1/1)

With the absence of Andreas Iniesta and Xavi, it's no surprise that this Spain team isn't like the Spain of old.

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The nation still boasts, however, a hugely talented midfield, but they are more of an up-tempo side than squads of the past.

Spain have a completely new look and feel to their squad
Spain have a completely new look and feel to their squad

Despite a completely new look, La Roja will still be one of the main threats during this year's contest and we reckon they could make a statement against Sweden this evening.

On that basis, we think that Spain to lead at half-time and claim the three points by the final whistle sounds like a solid bet.

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First goalscorer: Ferran Torres (4/1)

Ferran Torres has struggled to cement himself in Pep Guardiola's starting 11 at Manchester City, but is one of Spain's go-to players.

Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 thrashing of Germany earlier in the year
Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 thrashing of Germany earlier in the year

Highly regarded by manager Luis Enrique, the 21-year-old scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 thrashing of Germany earlier in the year.

The starlet is one to watch during this summer's showpiece and could very well force his way into Guardiola's plans for next year's Premier League season.

Request A Bet: Morata 2+ shots on target & Torres 1+ shots on target (2/1)

Spain's main concern may be lacking elite quality in front of goal, but Alvaro Morato certainly knows how to find the back of the net.

Alvaro Morato and Ferran Torres will be Spain's greatest chance of scoring during this summer's Euros
Alvaro Morato and Ferran Torres will be Spain's greatest chance of scoring during this summer's Euros

The Juventus forward brings plenty to the side and, if he is given the service that he so dearly craves, then we reckon he can bang in the goals this summer.

Ferran Torres should be lively on the wing for Spain, too, with the pair more than likely to be a nightmare for the Sweden defence this evening.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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Spain team news

The 2008 and 2012 European champions are without captain Sergio Busquets after he tested positive for coronavirus.

Leeds United defender Diego Llorente also tested negative for COVID-19 when conducting a follow-up test, but is unlikely to play after testing positive earlier in the week.

Elsewhere, Aymeric Laporte is set to start his first competitive game for Spain after his fast-track nationalisation process from France.

Sweden team news

Sweden will be without Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg, who have also both tested positive for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Alexander Isak, linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, could lead the line.

Topics: Euro 2020, Spain, Sweden

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