Sweden and Portugal shared the spoils when they met in the group stage but then recorded impressive wins in their respective semi-finals to set up a European U21 Championship final showdown. Who will win? Find below our SWEDEN U21 vs PORTUGAL U21 betting preview with betting tips, predictions, lineups, betting promotions, best odds and no deposit bonuses.
SWEDEN U21 v PORTUGAL U21 BETTING PREVIEWSweden thrashed Scandinavian rivals Denmark 4-1 in the semi-final. The Swedes were fortunate to make the last-four at all; it was only a 90th minute equalizer against the Portuguese which enabled them to progress with Simon Tibbling's 89th-minute equaliser cancelling out Goncalo Paciencia's late strike. They were on 4 points like Italy but advanced thanks to the win in the direct match against the Azzurrini.
We don't expect wholesale changes in the Swedish starting XI. Guidetti and Kiese-Thelin will continue to lead the line. Joseph Baffo could come into the XI if his shoulder injury recovers. Simon Tibbling could keep his spot on the right side of midfield after an impressive outing against the Danes.
Portugal produced a big surprise as they battered Germany 5-0 in the semifinal. In the group stage, the Portuguese's only win came against England, but they drew their other two games to top the group B with 5 points. They looked by far the best team in this competition over the course of four games and have shipped just the one goal during the entire tournament, that late equaliser from Sweden.
Tiago Ilori is a doubt with a thigh problem for Portugal having missed last time out and he could also miss the final. Coach Rui Jorge, therefore, could name an unchanged starting XI from the one that started against Germany last Saturday. That would see Pereira and Cavaleiro paired up-front with Bernardo Silva behind them.
SWEDEN U21 v PORTUGAL U21 PROBABLE LINEUPS
SWEDEN U21 (4-4-2): Carlgren; Augustinsson, Baffo, Nilsson-Lindelof, Milosevic; Lewicki, Khalili, Hiljemark, Tibbling; Guidetti, Kiese-Thelin.
PORTUGAL U21 (4-2-3-1): Sà, Esgaio, Oliveira, Figueiredo, Guerreiro; Joao Mario, William Carvalho, Oliveira; B. Silva; Pereira, Cavaliero
SWEDEN U21 v PORTUGAL U21 BEST ODDS
|SWEDEN U21|| 5.00 with||Bet £10, win £50.00|
|THE DRAW|| 3.75 with||Bet £10, win £37.50|
|PORTUGAL U21|| 1.83 with||Bet £10, win £18.30|
SWEDEN U21 v PORTUGAL U21 PREDICTIONS
- Portugal U21 @ 1.83
- 1-3 Correct Score @ 19.00
- Over 2.5 goals @ 2.20
- Portugal to score in both halves @ 3.00
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