Sweden

Sweden vs Albania

, KO: 20:00 Mar 25, 2024, Friends Arena
Albania

Albania continue their preparations for the 2024 European Championship as they travel to Sweden for an international friendly on Monday. The Swedes may not be going to the Euros but will be keen to make a statement and should have the upper hand in this one.

Sweden will not be playing in this summer's European Championship after enduring a difficult campaign. They claimed three wins from their eight matches in Group F and finished third on the standings behind Belgium and Austria.

The Swedes have attempted to pick up their form in recent times, claiming successive wins over Estonia. However, Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men head into Monday’s clash off the back of a 5-2 defeat to Portugal in their previous friendly.

Sweden often do their best work at home and have won seven of their last nine matches in front of their fans. However, they have been unconvincing at the back, failing to keep a clean sheet in four of the last five matches in that run.

Albania have been on the rise as a footballing nation in recent times and will be attending the Euros this summer. They were impressive during the qualifiers, losing once in eight matches and finishing top of a group that had Czech Republic and Poland.

However, things have looked rough for Albania in recent times as they are winless in their last three matches across all competitions. Sylvinho’s men head to Friends Arena off the back of a 3-0 defeat to Chile in a friendly last Friday.

One thing that has plagued Albania, even all through their impressive qualifying run, is a poor record in their travels. They have picked up just one win from their last nine away matches, although the last two have ended in draws.

How the bookies view it

The bookies have installed Sweden as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 8/13 by 10bet. A victory for Albania is valued at 9/2 with Betfred while a draw is set at odds of 3/1 by Unibet.

Head to head

Sweden have a 3-1 advantage with one draw from five previous matches against Albania. The last meeting between both sides was a 2010 World Cup qualifier which ended 4-1 in favour of the Swedes.

Players to watch

Viktor Gyokeres is on the radar of most top club’s in Europe following a string of impressive performances for Sporting CP. The striker was on target last time out against Portugal and is priced at 7/5 by William Hill to score anytime on Monday.

Jasir Asani was one of the standout players for Albania during the qualifiers, scoring three goals. The forward could be worth keeping an eye on and is priced at 10/3 by Paddy Power to find the net on Monday.

Anything else catch the eye?

Sweden and Albania often struggle to keep things tight defensively and both teams can be backed to score at 17/20 with Coral. Over 2.5 goals could be considered at 4/5 with BetVictor while over 3.5 goals is valued at 11/5 with Unibet.

Given the minimal odds for a straight Sweden victory, a win and over 2.5 could be considered at 6/4 with BoyleSports. The Swedes could also be backed to score in both halves at 8/5 with BoyleSports.

This match between Sweden and Albania will be played on Mar 25, 2024 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Sweden vs Albania prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Sweden vs Albania Betting Tips & Predictions
Viktor Gyokeres anytime goalscorer
7/5
William Hill
Sweden win & over 2.5 goals
6/4
Boylesports
Sweden to score in both halves
8/5
Boylesports
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