Denmark vs Sweden
|Date & Time||Saturday November 14, 2015, 2:45 PM (EST)|
The Line: Sweden 7/5 Draw 11/5 Denmark 12/5
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads his Sweden team into a playoff against neighbours and rivals Denmark looking to make it to Euro 2016. Ibra has been excellent for Club and country over the last number of years and is in his prime right now and could light up the tournament if Sweden can negotiate this tricky tie. With a team built around him the PSG striker knows there is alot of pressure on his shoulders. Hamren will look to both Ibra and Sunderlands's Larrson to lead the way and Kallstrom, Olsson will also provide support for the Swedish stars. This is not going to be an wasy game for Sweden and Denmark have a good record agaisnt their rivals in recent years.
Denmark's problems though may lie up front. With Tottenham striker Christian Erikson the best player in the Danish squad they will be looking to him to lead the way agains this tough Swedish team, Erikson struggled under the weight of expectation in the Group stages and in two games against Portugal he couldnt carry the whole game plan on his own. Bentner will have to step up to the mark along with Braithwaite if Olsen's side are going to be successful over the two legs. Denmark will eb successful if their defence can agains hold strong, during the entire qualifying campaign they only conceded five goals but it was in the smallest group so they played two matches less than everyone else.
Tough rivalry game here but for me Zlatan should be the difference and getting Sweden at 7/5 that is just too generous for me to not be all over it. Probably my biggest play of this leg of the qualifiers I am taking Sweden to get the win.