Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
First place in Group B and automatic qualification for the 2022 World Cup finals will be at stake when Spain and Sweden face each other at Estadio de La Cartuja on Sunday evening. La Roja climbed to top position thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Greece, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the decider. Fit-again Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo is pushing for a start, as well as Barcelona ace Sergio Busquets.
Since Sweden face a must-win situation in Sunday’s showdown, we predict that Luis Enrique’s troops will have a number of opportunities to score on the break. The Scandinavians, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 2-0 loss to Georgia on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to the squad, and seeing that Spain are hungry for revenge, we are tempted to put our money on the home team. Juventus attacker Dejan Kulusevski should be recalled to Sweden’s starting XI.
Highlighted Player (David de Gea):
David De Gea Quintana, born on 7th of November 1990 in Madrid is a Spanish football player which is currently playing for Manchester United. De Gea’s length is 192cm and is the goalkeeper for the national team of Spain as well.
De Gea started his career at Atletico Madrid B and after playing for Atletico Madrid for 2 seasons he got transferred to Manchester United for 20 million euro. David de Gea made his debut for the national team in June 2014.David de Gea won the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid in 2009/2010 and the Premier League with Manchester United in 2012/2013.
At the moment David de Gea can be considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and is involved many transfer rumours every transfer period. David de Gea played for more than 300 games on the highest level already.
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.