Soccer powerhouse Belgium will be making their 2023 debut in the European soccer scene as they hit the field at the Friends Arena in Solna on Saturday where they’ll be facing off against host Sweden. Now, if you’re a true and proud soccer fan looking to get your 2024 Euro qualifier, hitting up our sportsbook to get your live-betting fix is the way to go.
Tedesco Takes Reins of Belgium
After Bob Martinez’s departure from the Belgium national team head coaching job, former RB Leipzig coach Domenico Tedesco was tasked with trying to revive an almost down-and-out Red Devils squad. Having not played since their last game in last year’s World Cup, Belgium needs to start off their road to the Euro 2024 tourney with a win no matter what.
Backed by still having some of their biggest stars from the last few years such as Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco. Tedesco should rest assured that his debut with Belgium will have the team’s biggest stars all front and center.
For years, Belgium has grown accustomed to being perennial favorites in any match, especially for soccer fanatics who love betting online. But with major doubts starting to surface after their exit in Qatar, where they failed to advance out of Group Stage play, it’s become more of a risk than a commodity to back the Belgians in every game they play.
Zlatan Back, Once Again
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s biggest gift to international soccer since (um, alright, I’m at a loss of words) … well, he’s back. At the age of 41, and one year after his last game with the Swedish national team, “Ibra” wants yet another ride with the “Blågult.”
After fully recovering from a knee injury that saw him sidelined for some time, Ibrahimovic wants to make it to the Euro 2024 tournament. This time, though, with the understanding that his role could be more of a refresher coming from the bench than an automatic starter.
Kicking off their road to Germany’s Euro 2024 tournament, it will be on the Swedes to try and topple Belgium, one of the most dominant national soccer teams of the last few years. With a new group of players looking to cause a major splash from the get-go, shocking Belgium to get the ball rolling could be exactly what this team needs.
Mixing familiar names like Victor Lindelof, Alexander Isak, Emil Forsberg, and Robin Olsen with players like Dejan Kulusevski, Anthony Elanga, Gabriel Gudmundsson and Jesper Karlsson, Swedish coach Janne Andersson is all in for scoring the “W” no matter what.
The question here is, do the Swedes have it in them to stop the Red Devils? Or will they fall flat at home? If you think you know the answer, test your luck on our soccer picks and parlays page and make bank.
Sweden vs Belgium Head-to-Head
When it comes to the head-to-head stats between Sweden and Belgium, it’s the Belgians who hold the edge with a clear five-win advantage over the Swedes.
With two draws in their 15 matches in history, Belgium stands tall in the rivalry with nine wins while Sweden holds four victories.
Sweden vs Belgium Match Information
- Match: Sweden (0-0-0) vs Belgium (0-0-0)
- Day/Time: Friday, March 24th, 3:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden
- Sweden vs Belgium Live Stream: fubo.tv
Sweden vs Belgium Betting Lines
Sweden vs Belgium Picks and Prediction
Even with home-field advantage and a four-game winning streak under its belt, Sweden is coming into its game against Belgium as underdogs at +235 according to our soccer odds page, with the goal line standing at 2½.
Yes, Ibrahimovic will be back on the team after his year-long absence, but still, all signs point toward Belgium leaving Sweden with their first win since their last game back in the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Expecting a high-scoring affair might be a stretch, so taking the Red Devils for the win is the way to go.
Sweden is listed at +235 in our soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Sweden, you have a chance to win $235. Belgium is +120, offering a chance to win $120 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Sweden a 29.85% chance to win, with Belgium at 45.45%.