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With England’s 2018 World Cup Quarter Final clash with Sweden just days away, we’ve put together a statistics pack that should prove a useful tool whether you are looking to make a more informed bet on the game or if you are trying to put a selection together for a tailored Request A Bet punt.
Make sure to read our expert Free Super Tips Sweden vs England predictions, betting tips and match preview here.
Team Goal Stats:
|Goals||Av. SPG||Av. SOT||Set Piece Goals||Over 2.5||BTTS||Clean Sheet|
- England have only kept 1 clean sheet in their last 7 international fixtures, while Sweden have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 7 games.
- England have averaged just 1.5 goals in their last 10 matches. 7 of those 10 matches finished with under 2.5 goals scored.
- England’s 6-1 win against Panama was the only time they scored more than 2 goals in a single game for 13 fixtures. Both teams scored in 50% of those 10 English fixtures.
- 7 of Sweden’s last 10 matches also finished with under 2.5 goals registered.
- Sweden scored an of average just 0.9 goals per game across those 10 fixtures. Both teams scored in just 40% of those 10 games.
|Player||Goals||Av. SPG||1st Goal||Penalties|
|Harry Kane (ENG)||6||3||2||3|
|Andreas Granqvist (SWE)||2||1.5||1||2|
|John Stones (ENG)||2||1.3||1||0|
|Emil Forsberg (SWE)||1||3.5||1||0|
|Jesse Lingard (ENG)||1||2.7||0||0|
|Ola Toivonen (SWE)||1||1||1||0|
|Ludwig Augustinsson (SWE)||1||0.5||1||0|
- Harry Kane averaged more shots per game in the Premier League last season (5) than any other player.
- Kane’s England teammates Deli Ali and Kieran Tripper provided assists for 9 of Kane’s 30 league goals for Tottenham Hotspur in 2017/18.
|Yellow||Red||Av. PG||Fouls PG|
No. of Yellows
Sebastian Larsson – 2
Mikael Lustig (suspended)- 2
Albin Ekdal- 1
Viktor Claesson – 1
Jesse Lingard – 1
Jordan Henderson – 1
Kyle Walker – 1
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 1
- Swedish midfielder Sebastian Larsson was booked 13 times the Championship for Hull City during the 2017/18 season.
- England’s Ashley Young and Harry Maguire were booked 7 times each last season in the Premier League for Manchester United and Leicester City respectively.
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