Our prediction for this match:
Sweden will be aiming to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Kosovo when they take on Estonia at Friends Arena in a friendly. The return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the squad undisputedly helped the team improve their game, but the Milan ace is likely to be rested against the Estonians. All Berg, Quaison, Bengtsson, Kulusevski, and Svanberg are pushing for a start. Estonia, on the other hand, kicked off their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with back-to-back defeats to Belarus (2-4) and Czech Republic (2-6).
Since the former Soviet republic have been struggling at the back of late, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Sweden’s party in Solna. A man to watch in the away team will be experienced attacker Henri Anier. It has to be noted that Sweden defeated Estonia in five of the previous seven meetings between the two national teams in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Berg):
Marcus Berg is a Swedish footballer who was born on 17 August, 1986. The 184-cm-tall attacker played for the likes of Torsby, Velen and Goteborg during his youth career and he continued playing for the Anglarna at senior level.
Marcus Berg joined Groningen in 2007 and two years later he moved to Bundesliga, signing a deal with Hamburger SV. After spending the 2010/2011 season on loan at PSV, the Swedish striker made 13 appearances more for Hamburg and on 8 July, 2013 he joined Panathinaikos. Berg signed a four-year deal with the Greek outfit and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the team on his debut against Panetolikos.
The Swedish striker scored 15 goals in the 2013/2014 Greek Superleague campaign with Panathinaikos. Berg has 19 appearances for Sweden U21 team and he made his 42nd for the first team at the 2016 European Championship finals in France. The Swedish forward is well known for his heading ability.
Highlighted Team (Estonia):
Former Soviet republic Estonia declared its independence on August 20, 1991 and they have been participating in FIFA and UEFA competitions ever since. The Estonians have yet to make it to the finals of a major tournament, but they often made life difficult for European giants in the qualifiers.
In 2010 Estonia did well to beat Serbia in Belgrade in the Euro 2012 qualifiers, but they eventually failed to qualify for the showpiece tournament. “The Blueshirts” welcome their rivals at Le Coq Arena in Tallinn and the capacity of the stadium is 10.500. Sergei Zenjov, who played for the likes of Blackpool, Karpaty and Torpedo Moscow in the past is one of the most famous Estonian footballers.
Ragnar Klavan is yet another notable footballer who plays for both Estonia national football team and Liverpool. The Estonians play their home games in blue shirts and black shorts, while they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels.