Faroe Islands v Sweden Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 5 September 2019

Unlikely to be many goals in Faroes

Euro Qualifiers Tips

Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands v SwedenSweden
Thursday 5th September 1945hrs
Football – International – Euro 202 Qualification
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathon Bet
Odds: 29/25 (odds taken 19.00 GMT, Tuesday 3 September)

1 X 2
29/2 27/5 19/100

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on September 3, 2019 at 19.00)

Sweden look to be in a three-way battle for second spot in Group F and will be targeting Thursday’s game away to the Faroe Islands as one where they need to get all three points to keep pace with their group rivals.

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Faroe Islands Preview – Can the Faroes turn in a big performance and get their first points of the campaign?

Although one of the smallest nations competing in these qualifiers, the Faroe Islands have shown they can be competitive. It may be four games into the section and they are still searching for their first points, but Lars Olsen’s team have had some encouraging displays. Malta and themselves were always likely to be battling it out to avoid finishing bottom so losing 2-1 away to that nation in their first qualifier is obviously crucial in that context. Games against Romania, Spain and Norway followed and the Faroes were duly beaten 4-1, 4-1 and 2-0 respectively. There’s no disgrace in that, of course, but Olsen will be keen to get some points on the board and will look for a big performance against Sweden on Thursday.

The Faroes are always going to struggle against the better sides in these campaigns but they have shown they can pull of surprise results every so often. A 2-1 defeat of Greece in the last European Championship qualification was perhaps their biggest result in recent times. They also held their own in the Nations League where they took five points from their six games. If they can manage to get a result against Sweden on Thursday it would certainly rank up there with anything they have done of late.

Sweden to win 2-0 Correct Score


Sweden Preview – Will Sweden bounce back from defeat to Spain and gain three points in their battle for second?

With Spain in this section it was always likely that Sweden would be battling it out with a couple of others in the race for second spot. Four games into the campaign and that is certainly the way it seems to be playing out. The Swedes took seven points from their first three games having defeated Romania 2-1 at home before an entertaining 3-3 draw away to Norway. It’s those two nations whom they are likely to be in contention with for qualification throughout the section. A routine 3-0 win over Malta at home ensured that they traveled to Spain in a good position and even the 3-0 defeat to the group leaders should not be looked upon too badly, providing they also dominate Norway and Romania.

After Thursday’s game against the Faroes Sweden face what already looks to be a massive game at home to Norway on Sunday. Going into this international week the Swedes are two points ahead of their nordic neighbours. It’s likely, considering the opponents of both on Thursday, that will still be the case ahead of their clash in Stockholm. That would set up a crucial qualifier and the Swedes would be hopeful that their excellent home form would see them to the three points.

Key-Facts – Faroe Islands v Sweden

  • The Faroes are pointless after four games but they will be encouraged with some of their performances
  • Sweden registered three points from their first three qualifiers before losing 3-0 to Spain last time out
  • Sweden have only scored three or more goals four times in their last 27 away games

Faroe Islands v Sweden Betting Advice

Th Faroes have only been drawn against Sweden once before in a qualification campaign. That came back in 2012/13 in a World Cup section. Sweden won both meetings but they were close counters, winning only 2-1 in Torshavn. Any sort of victory will do on Thursday but the visitors will be hoping for as routine a win as possible with that massive clash with Norway to come at the weekend.

Sweden are certainly not prolific winners on their travels with nine victories in their last 27 away games. This is against one of the lowest ranked teams they can expect to fave, however. In the context of their section it’s very important. What’s apparent from their form on the road is they do not tend to run up big scores. The three goals scored against Norway is one of only four times (in that run of 27 matches) where Sweden have scored three or more goals. The Faroes can be stubborn opponents and it makes under 2.5 goals look a speculative but good values selection.