France vs Sweden Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

February 11, 2022 0 By HearthstoneYarns

class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The visitors are in danger of relegation from the top tier of the Nations League and our tipster is expecting defensive tactics for this clash

France will be looking to cap off the Nations League group stage in style when they host Sweden on Tuesday night.

It has been an impressive campaign for the world champions with four wins and a draw confirming their place in the finals next October at the expense of Euro 2016 winners Portugal.

Sweden, meanwhile, are languishing at the bottom of Group A3 with only three points to their name after beating Croatia last time out and are in serious danger of relegation to League B.

France vs Sweden Latest Odds

France won the reverse fixture 1-0 back in September and bet365 make them 8/15 (1.53) favourites to pick up another three points at Stade de France.

Sweden beat Les Bleus 2-1 when the sides met in World Cup qualifying three years ago but are out at 6/1 (7.0) to cause a shock in this one.

A draw could be enough for the visitors to avoid relegation if Croatia lose to Portugal in the other group game and a stalemate is priced at 14/5 (3.80).

France vs Sweden Team News

Didier Deschamps may opt to play a rotated line-up with nothing on the line, meaning there could be starts for the likes of Olivier Giroud, Marcus Thuram and Clement Lenglet.

Albin Ekdal is suspended for Sweden but otherwise Peter Wettergren is likely to play a similar XI to the one that beat Croatia at the weekend.

France vs Sweden Preview

Although France are already assured of their place in the finals, they will no doubt want to end the group stage on a high note against a struggling Sweden side.

That being said, it is unlikely to be much of a goal-fest considering half of Les Bleus’ eight strikes in the Nations League came in the 4-2 win over Croatia, as did two of the three goals they have conceded.

Although Sweden have certainly struggled at both ends of the pitch, scoring just three times whilst shipping nine, they may employ more defensive tactics to attempt to grind out what could be a valuable point against the world champions.

France vs Sweden Tips and Predictions

With Sweden gunning to keep things tight and France having nothing to play for, bet365’s price of 2.050 on under 2.0, 2.5 goals on the Asian Goal Line looks the best value bet for this Nations League clash.

The bet will pay out in full if under two goals are scored whilst it will be a half-win if there are exactly two strikes.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.