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Spain vs. Sweden 11/14/21 UEFA World Cup Qualifications Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Spain vs. Sweden
November 14, 2021 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +110, Under 2.5 -136
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Spain is welcoming Sweden to Estadio de La Cartuja in Group B of the UEFA World Cup Qualifications. Spain has just taken over the top by beating Greece, but they need a positive result I this game to keep it. Sweden has had a perfect chance to secure the World Cup, but they lost to Georgia, and that was disappointing.

After losing to France in the Nations League finals, they needed a nice bounce back, and they got it against Greece on the road. Spain was dominant with 73% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a high 92% of the correct passes. Spain has scored in the 26th minute from the penalty spot, and their dominance has allowed them to control the game for the rest of the match. Spain has won this game 0-1. With 16 points, 14 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals, Spain is at the top of this group right now, but they need to be careful in this game. With 4 scored goals, Ferran Torres is the leading goalscorer for Spain. It is always hard to play against Spain because they are so dominant, but they do get sloppy sometimes, and that is why they need to be careful in this game.

As I’ve mentioned, Sweden has had a chance to secure the top spot of this group, but they couldn’t beat weak Georgia, even if it was on the road. Sweden has had 59% of ball possession in that game, 8 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. Despite being solid in this game, and despite creating quite a few good chances, Sweden couldn’t score, and they couldn’t defend. Sweden has lost this game 2-0. Swede has been solid on both ends in these qualifications with 12 scored goals and 5 conceded goals, but they got sloppy at the wrong time. Isak is the leading goalscorer for Sweden with 4 goals, while Forsberg added 2 goals. Yes, Sweden got Ibrahimovic back, and sure, in some aspects of the game he will be helpful, but Sweden has been doing well without him and I think getting him back might be a double-edged sword for this team.

Sweden has beaten Spain in the reverse fixture of this game, but I think this one will go a bit differently. These are both good teams, in good form, but losing to Georgia was a huge blow for Sweden. I’m taking Spain in this one.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Spain -1.5 +110

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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