Spain have made a positive start to life under coach Luis Enrique; they had an encouraging showing in the Nations League, which included wins against England and Croatia and they top their European Championship qualifying group with three wins out of three.
Sweden, for their part, have built on from their impressive showing in last year's World Cup. They were promoted from their group in the Nations League and, like Spain, are so far unbeaten in their European Championship qualifying group, with two wins and a draw.
With this in mind, Spain shouldn't underestimate their Scandinavian opponents and the
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Monday 10 June|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||19:45 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||Santiago Bernabéu|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||Sky Sports Football (UK) - UDN/UniMas (US) - fuboTV|
|Spain||Kepa; Navas, Ramos, Hermoso, Alba; Roberto, Rodri, Cazorla; Asensio, Morata, Isco. |
|Sweden||Olsen, Lustig, Jansson, Helander, Augustinsson; Forsberg, Olsson, Ekdal, Claesson; Quaison, Berg.|
Head to Head Record
However, their last meeting was over a decade ago, when Spain faced them in the group stages of the 2008 European Championships. Le Furia Roja came out on top on that occasion, beating the Swedes 2-1 courtesy of goals by Fernando Torres and David Villa.
Spain should be going into this fixture with a high degree of optimism, as they are unbeaten in 2019 and have won 4 of their last 5 games.
|Faroe Islands 1-4 Spain (7/6/2019)||Sweden 3-0 Malta (7/6/2019)|
|Malta 0-2 Spain (26/3/2019)||Norway 3-3 Sweden (26/3/2019)|
|Spain 2-1 Norway (23/3/2019)||Sweden 2-1 Romania (23/3/2019)|
|Spain 1-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina (18/11/2018)||Sweden 2-2 Iceland (11/1/2019)|
|Croatia 3-2 Spain (15/11/2018)||Sweden 0-1 Finland (8/1/2019|
It should prove to be a tough test for both sides, however, both on paper and form wise, Spain seems to edge it. A resounding win for Spain would surely solidify Luis Enrique's status as the right man to lead Spain into the European Championships.
Prediction: Spain 2-1 Sweden