Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Kosovo will be looking to kick off their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign in great manner when they take on Sweden at Stadium Fadil Vokrri. Kosovo are brimming with confidence ahead of Sunday’s clash as they rolled over Lithuania 4-0 in a friendly, but beating Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Co. is easier said than done. Lazio attacker Vedad Muriqi, who found the net against Lithuania, is widely expected to lead the line for the home team.
The Swedes, on the other hand, did well to beat Georgia 1-0 in the opening match of their World Cup qualifying campaign, with Viktor Claesson scoring the only goal of the match. Zlatan’s return to the national team undisputedly helped the Swedes regain a much-needed confidence, and seeing that Sunday’s match will be played behind closed doors, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Janne Andersson’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Milot Rashica):
Milot Rashica is a Kosovo Albanian player who was born on June 28, 1996 in Vucitrn, FR Yugoslavia. Rashica is a product of FC Vushtrria football academy and he continued playing for the Ferki Aliu Stadium outfit at senior level.
Milot Rashica is a winger, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well and it has to be noted that his preferred foot is right. Nowadays, the Albanian footballer plays for Vitesse in Dutch Eredivisie and he has established himself as a first-team regular at the club.
Milot Rashica made his Vitesse debut on July 30, 2015, coming as a substitute for Serbia international Uros Djurdjevic in a 3-0 defeat to Southampton in the Europa League qualifiers. Speaking of his Eredivisie debut, Rashica played his first match for Vitesse in the Dutch elite division on August 9, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with Willem II. The Vitesse footballer has six caps for Albania U21 team, but he represents Kosovo at senior level.
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.