The final of the underdogs
Euro 2018 is closing today with a surprising final. Spain – Sweden is a game between two teams considered outsiders at the start of the competitions. Spain created the huge surprise beating France in a terrible way, Sweden passed Denmark in a classical scandinavian derby. Sapin plays its second euro final in a row, Sweden is looking for the fifth european title.
Spain – Sweden
(Most recent H2H result: 25-23)
- Considered by the specialists at the start of the competition as a team in a transition period, Spain is the unexpected guest in the final. And as a strange fact, after their monstrous match against France, they are seen as the favorits of the final. Their game based on the defense allowed France only 9 goals in 30 minutes. Starting with the goalkeeper Arpad Sterbik ( initially called up as a late replacement for the injured first-choice Perez de Vargas ) and led on the field by the experienced playmaker Raul Enterrios, Spain is some kind of David that beat few Goliath of handball.
- Sweden got their final tickets after an epic scandinavian derby decided in the extra-time. Sweden had led throughout regular time and showed remarkable composure to regain the advantage in the additional 10 minutes, with goalkeeper Palicka frustrating the Danes whenever they looked likely to turn the tide. Like their rivals today, Sweden were also seen as outsiders, behind their neighbours Norway and Denmark.
- Not easy to find a bet in today’s game. Spain is seen as the favorite but in my opinion they played better as the underdog, when nobody expected them to win. Definitely will be a tight game and for me this is a 50/50 game, both teams have same chances to win. Even if last games were won by Spain, i’m expecting for today more goals than usuallly. Spain defense is not a surprise anymore and Sweden will score today.
Prediction: Spain to score more than 25.5 goals, odds: 1.90
- Confidence 70%
Spain - Sweden