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It’s almost time for Euro - Qualifiers action taking place on Thursday as Azerbaijan meet Sweden.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Azerbaijan v Sweden, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Azerbaijan won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 0-1 Euro - Qualifiers defeat in their last game at the hands of Austria.
Marcel Sabitzer (48') was the scorer for Austria.
It has been seldom in recent games where Azerbaijan have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Azerbaijan have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals on the way. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, of course.
In their previous game, Sweden drew 1-1 in the Euro - Qualifiers match with Belgium.
The only player to score from Sweden was Viktor Gyökeres (15'). Romelu Lukaku (31') was the scorer for Belgium.
Looking at their form, and Sweden have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in total. Defensively, Sweden have clearly had some problems.
Head to head
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Euro - Qualifiers match day 2 on 27/03/2023 when it finished Sweden 5-0 Azerbaijan.
The match was refereed by Stéphanie Frappart.
Team News: Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijan manager Gianni De Biasi has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go.
It looks as if Milli should line up in a 3-4-1-2 formation this time with S. Mahammadaliyev, Rahil Mammadov, Anton Krivotsyuk, Hoccat Haqverdi, Tural Bayramov, Elvin Jafarquliyev, Joshgun Diniyev, Aleksei Isayev, Emin Makhmudov, Ramil Sheydaev and Renat Dadashov.
Team News: Sweden
With a fully injury-free group available to select from, the Sweden boss Janne Andersson does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
We are inclined to think that Blågult appear most likely to play in a 4-4-2 formation, going with Robin Olsen, L. Wahlqvist Egnell, V. Nilsson Lindeloef, Filip Helander, Ludwig Augustinsson, Mattias Svanberg, Albin Ekdal, Jens-Lys Cajuste, Emil Forsberg, Dejan Kulusevski and Viktor Gyoekeres.
In our view, Azerbaijan must be fancied to put one past this Sweden outfit, however a single goal probably shouldn’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re therefore expecting both teams to score in a 1-2 win for Sweden when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu (69,870)
Captain: Emin Mahmudov
Chairman: Rovnag Abdullayev
Manager: Gianni De Biasi
Competitions: Euro - Qualifiers (Group F)