Sweden vs France: The UEFA Nations League 2020 World champions France travel to the Friends Arena in Solna to face Sweden in their first game in this season’s UEFA Nations League.
Didier Deschamps’ men are the favourites to win the tournament and will be looking for a victory in their first game against a Swedish side that has caused them problems in the past.
Sweden vs France Latest Odds
The most recent meeting between these sides took place in World Cup qualifying in 2017, with the Scandinavian side running out 2-1 winners and another victory for the hosts is priced at 4/1 (5.00) with bet365.
Les Bleus have only won three of their last seven games against Sweden but are priced at 8/11 (1.73) to pick up three points with the draw offered at 13/5 (3.60).
Sweden vs France Team News
Paul Pogba has been left out of the squad following his positive test for coronavirus, replaced by Eduardo Camavinga, while RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar have both been included following impressive seasons for their respective teams.
There is competition for the main striker’s berth for Sweden with veteran forward Marcus Berg vying for a place over youngster Alexander Isak.
Sweden vs France Preview
The Swedes have an excellent home scoring record in competitive fixtures over the last few years and there could be some interest in backing them to continue that trend this weekend.
Indeed, they have scored in their last 18 home European Championship qualifiers, in 10 consecutive home World Cup qualifiers and in both of the Nations League matches they have played on home soil.
France, for their part, have scored in 11 of their last 12 matches, yet in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign conceded home and away against Moldova, while also letting Turkey and Albania get on the scoresheet against them.
Sweden have scored in five of their last six games against Les Bleus and there is every chance we can see a repeat on Saturday.
Sweden vs France Tips and Predictions
The hosts are offered at 61/100 (1.61) to find the back of the net while, both teams to score is priced healthily at 9/10 (1.90).