Sweden did show promise at the last World Cup and have since been boosted by the return to international football of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Janne Andersson’s side also come into this summer’s tournament on the back of their two wins in their opening games of their World Cup Qualifiers.
Sweden’s potential path to Euro 2020 final
Sweden came second in their qualification group and have since been drawn into Group E for this summer’s tournament. Alongside them is their qualification group rivals, Spain. The Spaniard’s topped their qualification group and are favourites to do so again this summer.
Andersson’s side kick off their Euro 2020 group stage against Spain, before games against Slovakia and then Poland. The meeting with Spain is due to be staged in Seville, with St Petersburg hosting Sweden’s other group fixtures.
Sweden Euro 2020 group stage fixtures
14 June 2021: Spain vs Sweden (8pm)
18 June 2021: Sweden vs Slovakia (2pm)
23 June 2021: Sweden vs Poland (5pm)
If Sweden win Group E
If Sweden were to win Group E, this would be their route through to the final.
Last 16: Thethird-placed side Group A/B/C/D(likely contenders for which are Wales, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Ukraine, Austria) in Glasgow on June 29.
Quarter-finals: The winner of Last-16 match 7, which is played between the winner of Group D (England favourites) and theGroup F runners-up (Hungary, Portugal, France or Germany).
Semi-finals:Likely the winner of Group C (The Netherlands expected) or the runners-up from Group A/B (likely contenders are Turkey, Wales, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia).
If Sweden qualify from Group E
If Sweden don’t win Group E, but qualify as they are 8/15 to do with Sky Bet, it could become a lot more complicated.
Last 16: The second-placed Group D side, which could be any of England, Croatia, Scotland or Czech Republic in Copenhagen on June 28th.
Quarter Finals: The winner of Last-16 match 6, which is played between the winner of Group F (which includes Portugal, Germany and France) and the third place in A, B or C, likely contenders for which are Wales, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Ukraine and Austria.
Semi-finals: The winner of that Quarter Final will play the winner of Quarter Final Match 1, which would most likely include the winner of Group A or Group B (expected to be Italy and Belgium, respectively).
If Sweden finish third in their group and do enough to be ranked among the top third-placed teams, they would play the winner of Group B and then join the path they’d take if they won Group B (talk about over-complicating things!)
Sweden Golden Boot odds
AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is Sweden’s favourite to win the Golden Boot this summer having shown some fine form in Serie A this season, scoring 15 goals in his 17 league appearances. The 39-year-old striker is 40/1 with BetVictor to become just the second-ever Swedish player to win the Golden Boot at the European Championship after Tomas Brolin won it in 1992 when they finished third in the competition.