Sweden and Slovakia will meet at Armed Forces Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday for their friendly, where both managers will hope to return to the winning ways.
Sweden will be the provisional hosts at the Armed Forces Stadium in Abu Dhabi as they meet with Slovakia for their second January friendly, just days after they suffered a loss to Cote d’Ivoire through a comeback on Sunday. We’ll now back them to return to the winning ways and lift the team spirits ahead of their March World Cup qualifier at 6/5 with Ladbrokes
Without key players, Blagult have shown a mediocre display against Cote d’Ivoire and although they took the lead in the first half they were outplayed by the side led by stars such as Franck Kassie, Salomon Kalou, and Wilfried Bony. They will now look to bounce back against similarly ranked Slovakia outfit and we feel they should have what it takes to earn a win here.
Jan Kozak has also decided to come to Abu Dhabi with a rotated squad and he couldn’t be too happy with the performances against Uganda as the Cranes outclassed them in a 3-1 win. There will surely be a couple of changes but we don’t believe they can do much against the Swedes on the day. However, they have shown some good attacking intent and were rather dangerous going forward, so we think we’ll see goals on both ends on Thursday and we’ll go for a Yes on Both teams to score at 19/20 with bet365
Although we feel Sweden will snatch the win in a narrow contest, we’ll go for Slovakia’s Filip Hlohovsky in the goalscoring market. Having bagged six goals in his last five appearances for Zilina in Super Liga,we’ve seen Hlohovsky in fine form leading the Slovakia attacking line and unlucky not to find the net against Uganda! He will now be our top pick in the goalscoring market and we’ll back the 28-year-old to play a key role in Abu Dhabi this time around, at 2/1 to score anytime with William Hill
Both teams to score Yes at 19/20 with bet365