With a couple of closely contested and enthralling matches on show last night, we will be having our eyes transfixed on the TV screens with as the final matchday of the round of 16 goes live today, wherein we will be having our final two teams for the last 8. We have also stayed witness to one of the upsets of this summer’s Championships, when 2018 World Cup winners France bowed out to largely underdogs Switzerland at Bucharest in the last 16, a match that was full with late drama and twists in every turn of the game.
Today, in the final match of the round of 16, Sweden will go head to head against Ukraine at the Hampden Park in Glasgow, with the last quarter spot in the last 8 up for contention. Don’t miss out on the action!
Sweden Vs Ukraine Match Details
Match: Sweden Vs Ukraine
Timings: 19:00 in UTC, 00:30 in IST, 21:00 CET
Date: 29th June (CET and UTC), 30th June (IST)
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Sweden Vs Ukraine Head to Head
Sweden an Ukraine have faced each other only 4 times in the past, with Ukraine winning thrice and Sweden emerging victorious only once. When the two teams last faced each other back in 2012 in the European Championships, Ukraine had came out with a 2-1 victory, courtesy a brace from Adriy Shevchenko.
Sweden Vs Ukraine Prediction
Sweden, one of the underdogs in this summer’s European Championships, suffered a major setback when Zlatan Ibrahimovic had to pull out just before the tournament due to a sustained injury. However, the Swedes have shown the grit and determination they possess, going mech to neck against Spain in their first group game and fishing out a draw. What followed was two consecutive wins over Slovakia and Poland, with scorelines of 1-0 and 3-2 as they eventually topping the group E. Their star striker Alexander Isak has shown a ray of assurance in the absence of Ibrahimovic, with Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg in good form as well, netting three goals in last two matches and Victor Lindelof has also looked rock solid at the back. With such a strong display in recent games, Sweden will definitely hope to surpass the Ukrainian challenge and qualify for the Quarter finals.
Ukraine, rather had a mixed fortune in the group stages, as they toiled to qualify for the knockouts with a couple of results not going their way. Ukraine put in tough fights against group favourites Netherlands and Austria, but suffered heartbreaks on both the occasions. However, they managed to qualify for the last 16, thanks to their 2-1 win over a weakly North Macedonia side in their second group game. However, the performance of Roman Yaremchuk and Andriy Yarmolenko would be a huge boost for them, with both having two goals beside their names. The never give up mentality of Ukrainians would be up on display once again, as they face tough task against Sweden in the round of 16.
Who will win Today’s Sweden Vs Ukraine Match
Sweden have the current upper hand over Ukraine owing to their run of form and positive displays in recent games, but Ukraine will be determined to not wield even an inch of space to their opponents. We are predicting a 2-1 win for Sweden in this fixture, with a possibility that the match would go into extra time.
Final Prediction: Ukraine 1-2 Sweden