Sweden have won five of their opening six World Cup qualifiers and now make the trip to struggling Georgia looking for the points that will keep them top of Group B. Georgia aren't going to qualify for Qatar 2022 as they have only managed to secure 4pts from their opening seven matches and sit second from bottom on goal difference.
Today's Betting Tips for Georgia vs Sweden
Here are our predictions for Georgia vs Sweden.
- Football Whispers prediction one: Win-to-Nil – Sweden to Win-to-Nil @ 6/5 (2.20)
- Football Whispers prediction two: Total Goals – Over 2.5 Goals @ 21/20 (2.05)
- Football Whispers prediction three: Anytime Goalscorer – Isak to Score @ *Odds not yet available
*Odds from NetBet are subject to change
Sweden claimed a win and a clean sheet when they met Georgia for the pair's reverse Group B fixture back in March and we're backing the visitors to repeat that feat on Thursday. Georgia have lost five of their last six international matches and have failed to score in four of those fixtures, while Sweden have won four of their last five matches and haven't conceded a goal in either of their last two games.
Over 2.5 Goals
The first meeting between these two teams might have ended up being a lot more tight and tense than expected, but we're backing Thursday's clash to produce more goals. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of Georgia's last six fixtures, while at least three goals have been produced in five of Sweden's last six outings.
Isak to Score
Isak is the up and coming star of the Sweden squad and has already netted 4-goals in qualifying so far. With Ibrahimovic now back in the squad and adding an extra creative force to this Sweden side, we're backing Isak to find the back of the net against Georgia this week. The Real Sociedad man has a bright future ahead of him and has scored 3-goals in La Liga this season, picking up from where he left off last time (netting 17-goals in 34 appearances during the 2020/21 campaign).
Georgia vs Sweden: Key Stats & Figures
Sweden looking to keep hold of the top spot with victory in Georgia
Georgia secured their first win of the qualifiers last time out when they made the trip to Kosovo on the 12th of October. A goal from Okriashvili put the visitors in front in the 11th-minute but on the stroke of half-time Muriqi converted a penalty to make it 1-1-. The game looked to be heading for a 1-1 draw until Davitashvili netted an 82nd-minute winner for the Georgians.
Sweden played host to Greece last month where second-half goals from Forsberg and Isak helped the Scandinavians on their way to yet another 3pts in Group B. Sweden look as strong as the back as they did in Euro 2020 and now that Ibrahimovic is back in the side helping to create goals as well as score them, the Swedes have added even more of an attacking threat to their game.
L. Gugeshashvili, G. Loria, L. Kupatadze, I. Azarovi, G. Chabradze, L. Dvali, G. Giorbelidze, O. Kakabadze, G. Kashia, D. Khocholava, L. Lochoshvili, G. Aburjania, G. Chakvetadze, Z. Davitashvili, V. Gvilia, J. Kankava, K. Kvaratskhelia, N. Kvekveskiri, S. Lobzhanidze, V. Mamuchashvili, T. Okriashvili, V. Qazaishvili, G. Tsitaishvili, N. Kacharava & G. Mikautadze.
R. Olson, P. Dahlberg, K. Nordfeldt, E. Krafth, V. Lindelof, A. Milosevic, M. Olsson, L. Augustinsson, D. Sundgren, S. Holmen, J. Nilsson, V. Claesson, O. Lewicki, E. Forsberg, M. Eriksson, J. Karlsson, J. Cajuste, M. Svanberg, K. Olsson, A. Ekdal (suspended for Georgia game), K. Mrabti, A. Isak, Z. Ibrahimovic, D. Kulusevski, R. Quaison & V. Gyokeres.
FAQ – Georgia vs Sweden
- Who are the favourites to win? – Sweden are the clear favourites with the bookmakers.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Sweden 1-0 Georgia, 25/3/21.
- What time is kick-off? – 17:00 GMT, 18:00 CET.