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Sweden vs Slovenia preview

Kick off: Monday, 30 May @18:30 GMT

Venue: Swedbank Stadion (Malmo)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

Sweden vs Slovenia 1-0 (2008 Friendly International)

Sweden vs Slovenia team news

Oscar Wendt has been overlooked, but Palermo midfielder Oscar Hijemark made Sweden Euro 2016 squad. Albin Ekdal misses the Slovenia friendly with injury and it remains to be seen if he will recover in time to represent Sweden at the upcoming showpiece tournament in France. Gustav Svensson could step up if Ekdal misses out. Ludwig Augustinsson misses the match due to club commitments, while Martin Olsson is sidelined with injury.  Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be the man to watch in the home team.

Injured: Albin Ekdal, Martin Olsson

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

The likes of Grega Sorcan, Nejd Vidmar, Miha Mevlja, Jon Gorenc Stankovic, Jure Matjasic and Rok Kronaveter could make their Slovenia debut against Sweden. Miral Samardzic and Andraz Krim both miss the match with injury, while Bostjan Cesar is a major doubt and he will be assessed on the match day. Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak misses the match due to club commitments.

Injured: Miral Samardzic, Andraz Krim

Doubtful: Bostjan Cesar

Suspended: None

Quick Facts

  • Slovenia are after their first ever win over Sweden
  • Linderoth scored the winner for Sweden in their only previous meeting with Slovenia (1-0)
  • Sweden scored 1+ goals in each of their last seven home games
  • Slovenia failed to score in last two away matches
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has netted 62 goals for Sweden national team to date

Sweden vs Slovenia Prediction

Sweden aim to prepare in the best possible way for the 2016 European Championship finals and they will certainly go for a win in their penultimate warm-up game against Slovenia. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is going to lead the line for the hosts against the Zmajceki and, taking everything into account, home win should be considered. When the two teams met in a friendly eight years ago Sweden recorded a 1-0 win over Slovenia.

Betting Tip: Sweden to win

Odds: 1.65 (7/11) @Unibet

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