World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Spain vs Sweden prediction and betting tips (November 14)
This is a battle between two sides who need a win to comfortably qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Spain are ahead of Sweden by goal difference. Can the Spaniards outwit the Swedes in this game?
Pablo Sarabia is the key player to watch out for in the Spain squad
by   Paul Awoniyi

Spain and Sweden square off in the last match of their World Cup qualifiers games.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:45 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 14 November 2021. The match venue is Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Spain vs Sweden (November 14) game are available in this article. Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineup.

Spain vs Sweden (November 14) latest betting odds

Spain to win is priced at 1.44 (-225 American; 4/9 Fractional). A draw is priced at 4.65 (+360; 18/5), while Sweden to win is priced at 10.00 (+1000; 10/1).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Spain — 70%, draw — 20%, Sweden — 10%.

Latest betting odds on Spain vs Sweden (14 November 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.12 (+112; 28/25)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
  • Asian handicap (-1.25) on Spain — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Asian handicap (+1.25) on Sweden — 1.94 (50/53)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.40 (+140; 7/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.54 (-185; 20/37)

Spain vs Sweden (November 14) match preview and statistics

Spain remain the front runners to qualify from the group as things stand with 15 points and a +9 goal difference from five wins, one draw and one draw. They scored 14 goals and conceded five goals.

Heading into the final game of the qualifiers, let’s recap their past games: a 1-1 draw against Greece, a 2-1 win over Georgia, a 3-1 win over Kosovo, a 1-2 loss to Sweden, 4-0 win over Georgia, 2-0 win over Kosovo and 1-0 win over Greece in the last game.

La Roja won one goal to nil in their last game over Greece. Pablo Sarabia was the hero of the game with his goal in the 26th minute of the first half. Sarabia converted the penalty with a left footed strike to the bottom left corner away from Vlachodimos. This win put them in a very good spot since the Swedes lost their match. All they need from this match is a win to qualify for Qatar 2022.

Top stats from the game: 73% possession, 93% pass accuracy, 12 total shots, 10 chances, 754 accurate passes, 1.57 xG, 15 fouls conceded, five corners and two offsides.

Spain team news: Yeremi Pino, Eric Garcia and Ansu Fati are sidelined due to injuries. Gavi came off injured in the last match, but should be available for this match.

Sweden lost the chance to go on top in their last game, losing 0-2 to Georgia. They are second in the group table with 15 points and a +7 goal difference from five wins and two losses.

Let’s take a look at the results from the past games played, 1-0 win over Georgia, 3-0 win against Kosovo, 2-1 win over Spain, 1-2 loss to Greece, 3-0 win over Kosovo, 2-0 win over Greece and 0-2 loss to Georgia in the last match.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored the two goals in the game. He opened the scoring in the 61st minute of the second half with a right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal, following a set piece situation. Kvaratskhelia completed his brace in the 77th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

If the Blågult had won the last match, they would be needing just a draw from this game to advance to the World Cup without much stress. Now they have to win this match at all cost seeing the goal difference isn’t favouring them.

Top stats from the last game, 59% possession, 86% pass accuracy, 20 total shots, 12 chances, five big chances, 437 accurate passes, 2.86 xG, 10 fouls conceded, eight corners, and nine offsides. The Swedes dominated the match in top stats but failed to find the back of the net.

Sweden team news: Ken Sema is sidelined due to injury.

Spain vs Sweden H2H

In their last meeting in the qualifiers, Sweden won 2-1 at home. Alexander Isak and Viktor Claesson scored for the Swedes, while Carlos Soler scored for La Roja.

Spain vs Sweden (November 14) key players and lineups

Spain projected starting lineup:

  • Unai Simon
  • Jose Gaya
  • Pau Torres
  • Aymeric Laporte
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Koke
  • Rodri
  • Dani Olmo
  • Pablo Sarabia
  • Alvaro Morata

Pablo Sarabia is the key player to watch out for. He came clutch for the team, scoring the winning goal in the last match. Sarabia has to give his all in this game to help his team advance to the World Cup.

Sweden projected starting lineup:

  • Robin Olsen
  • Emil Krafth
  • Victor Lindelof
  • Martin Olsson
  • Ludwig Augustinsson
  • Viktor Claesson
  • Kristoffer Olsson
  • Dejan Kulusevski
  • Emil Forsberg
  • Alexander Isak
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The key player to watch out for is Alexander Isak. The forward is the highest goal scorer for the team in the qualifiers with four goals. He needs to be on the scoresheet in this match.

Spain vs Sweden (November 14) betting tips and prediction

Spain vs Sweden is more or less like a final. Two teams fighting to secure their spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It’s going to be an interesting game, so you should probably tune in. In their last meeting, the Swedes won 2-1 over Spain. Based on performance, both teams are closely matched. Spain edge out for me and I presume both teams to score in the match.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-1.25) on Spain

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; evens)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 2.40 (+140 American; 7/5 Fractional)

Soccer FIFA World Cup 2022 . European qualifiers. Round 1. Matchday 9
Spain — Sweden

Asian handicap (-1.25) on Spain