Sweden vs Peru
Competition: International friendly
Date: 9 June 2018
Kick-off: 19:15 CET
It’s not looking good for Sweden… After losing to Chile and Romania back in March, in the previous official FIFA “window”, they faced neighbors Denmark a few days ago, hoping to show that they are on the right path. A goalless draw and a rather uninspiring performance is not what they were hoping for. Three friendly games since March, just one goal scored, unlike in the World Cup qualifiers, when there were several games in which they created several chances and scored a decent amount of goals. Toivonen (the scorer of that one goal against Chile, in March) and Guidetti (didn’t play against Denmark last week) are expected to start up front. This is their last friendly game before flying to Russia.
Good times at Peru. Right after receiving awesome news about Paolo Guerrero, knowing that they’ll have him available in the World Cup finals, they faced Saudi Arabia in Switzerland, in a packed stadium, full of almost 18,000 fans, the vast majority of whom were Peruvians(!). Ricardo Gareca’s side didn’t just win, they were absolute bosses on the pitch, scoring three times, and, maybe best of all, seeing Guerrero himself score twice, looking ready to continue from where he left off, before getting banned back in November. Peru have now won their last five games, starting with the intercontinental playoff at home against New Zealand. Plus, they have conceded just one goal in their last six matches. They have stayed undefeated in 14 games in a row. Their last defeat was to Brazil, in the World Cup qualifiers, in November 2016(!).
Previous five matches:
Sweden vs Denmark 0-0
Romania vs Sweden 1-0
Sweden vs Chile 1-2
Sweden vs Denmark 1-0
Sweden vs Estonia 1-1
Saudi Arabia vs Peru 0-3
Peru vs Scotland 2-0
Iceland vs Peru 1-3
Peru vs Croatia 2-0
Peru vs New Zealand 2-0
Sweden’s next game is against South Korea, on June 18. Peru are facing Denmark on June 16 (both World Cup finals matches).
Sweden vs Peru: Head to head Stats
This is the first game ever between these two.
Sweden vs Peru: Prediction
The game is held in Sweden, but it’s the Peruvians I expect to see more enthusiastic, both on and off (they’ll have some fans of theirs supporting them) the pitch.
Sweden vs Peru: Betting Tips
Peru’s win in “draw no bet” pays 1.90. Their double chance is at 1.50. “No” on “both teams to score” is at 1.72, sort of a… middle solution. I really don’t expect Sweden to score.