Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Faroe Islands will be aiming to put an end to their four-game losing run in the Euro 2020 qualifiers when they host Sweden at their Torsvollur on Thursday evening. The minnows are eager to give fans something to cheer about, but they are seen as big underdogs in the qualifier against the Swedes. Faroe Islands have already conceded 12 goals in the process and given their shaky defence, we do not believe that the hosts are capable of grabbing something from Thursday’s football match.
Jan Olof Andersson’s men, on the other hand, are determined to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat to Spain and seeing that this game is of big importance for Marcus Berg and Co, away win should be considered. You should bear in mind that in their last meeting in a competitive match Sweden recorded a 2-0 win over Faroe Islands.
Highlighted Player (John Guidetti):
John Guidetti is one of Sweden’s most talented forwards and the man tipped to replace superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the national team. The highly rated footballer left Brommapojkarna soon after being promoted to the first team set-up, joining Premier League giants Manchester City.
And while he never got a chance to shine at Etihad Stadium, Guidetti proved a great deal of potential during loan spells with Feyenoord and Celtic, and eventually earned a permanent contract with La Liga high flyers Celta Vigo.The talented striker has yet to nail down a regular starting berth at Balaidos, but he has been using the time spent on the pitch wisely, and continued his goalscoring form in Spain’s top flight.
Playing alongside Nolito and Iago Aspas at club level as well as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Berg on international stage is bound to further aid the player’s development, and many believe he will go on to become one of Sweden’s best ever strikers.Guidetti has so far only made a handful of appearances for Blagult, but that is bound to change in years to come.
Highlighted Team (Sweden):
Sweden are the most successful Nordic side on international stage having been present at major competitions since 1934. Blagult missed out on the 1952 World Cup trophy on home soil as they were beaten by star-studded Brazil side, while they finished in third place at the 1950 and 1994 tournaments, and finishing fourth on their second appearance in 1938.
As far as their European Championship record is concerned, Sweden also achieved their best result in front of home fans, reaching the last four in 1992, and they have since reached the quarter-finals at Euro 1994 in Portugal.
Anders Svensson and Thomas Ravelli are team’s most capped players with over 140 appearances each, but it is strikers Henrik Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic that will go down as the most famous Swedish footballers in history. The later also leads the goalscoring charts with over 60 strikes for the national team and he is widely regarded as one of the most colourful characters, not only in Scandinavia, but in world football.