Sweden vs Ukraine Preview, Prediction, Head to head results UEFA Euro Round of 16
Sweden and Ukraine both get potential and a chance of winning as they head to knockout stage this 30th June, with Alley Sport bringing Sweden vs Ukraine Preview and the buildup to this European clash.
Ukraine’s anxious wait to discover their fate ended happily on Wednesday night as they were confirmed as one of the three best third-ranked sides following the end of the group stage. Andriy Shevchenko’s side finished behind the Netherlands and Austria in Group C.
Already assured of a place in the last 16, Sweden snatched a dramatic 3-2 victory over Poland at the death on Wednesday to pip Spain to top spot in Group E.
Sweden vs Ukraine: Preview
Ukraine secured a place at this summer’s European Championship after finishing as unbeaten winners in Group B. In their previous two outings Ukraine were unable to get out of the group, finishing third (2012) and fourth (2016) respectively, which means reaching the knockout phase will be head coach Andriy Shevchenko’s first objective.
Sweden’s best-ever finish at a European Championships was in 1992 when they reached the semi-finals and this group of players will be hoping they can progress from the group stages for the first time since 2004. Andersson plays a classic 4-4-2 in a rather uncomplicated fashion. The centre-backs are solid, the full-backs provide width; Mikael Lustig is the old man at the back but the emergence of Emil Krafth may challenge him at right-back.
Sweden vs Ukraine: Prediction
Sweden is having the better chance of winning against Ukraine, as they have won the last game against Poland with a Score of 3-2. Ukraine on the other hand lost their last match against Australia 0-1 and are having only a total of 3 points.
Sweden vs Ukraine head to head results
Sweden and Ukraine meet for the first time since 2012 in the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, their last fixture holding particularly fond memories for current Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko.
Ukraine marked their finals debut with a 2-1 win against Sweden at Kyiv’s NSC Olimpiyskiy on Matchday 1 of UEFA EURO 2012. Zlatan Ibrahimović (52) struck first for a Sweden side coached by Erik Hamrén but Shevchenko levelled three minutes later and then got what proved to be the winner in the 62nd minute for Oleh Blokhin’s Ukraine.
Andriy Pyatov and Andriy Yarmolenko were in that Ukraine side, with Andreas Granqvist, Mikael Lustig and Sebastian Larsson all starters for Sweden. Those proved to be Ukraine’s only points of the tournament, the co-hosts finishing behind England and France in Group D but above Sweden, who also ended with three points.
That was the countries’ first competitive encounter and also the last time they met, their three previous friendly meetings having yielded one win each and a draw over 90 minutes. They first met in Sweden on 1 June 2008, when Serhiy Nazarenko gave the visitors a 1-0 victory.
Sweden’s greatest feat to date is reaching, as hosts, the 1958 World Cup final, which they lost 5-2 to Brazil. In their best EURO campaign they progressed to the last four of the 1992 edition, again as hosts, before succumbing 3-2 to Germany.
Jan Andersson’s team secured their place at UEFA EURO 2020 as runners-up to Spain in qualifying Group F, picking up 21 points from their ten matches (W6 D3 L1). Having lost 3-0 to Spain in their fourth qualifier, a result that equalled their biggest margin of defeat in a EURO game, Sweden won four of their next six matches (D2) to finish four points clear of third-placed Norway.
Despite their two victories at UEFA EURO 2020, Sweden have still won only three of their last 11 EURO finals matches (D2 L6), the other a 2-0 win against France on Matchday 3 of UEFA EURO 2012.
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