Belgium, who will host Sweden in the clash, had already made their job easy by defeating Austria 3-2 to secure their spot at Euro 2024 and will host Sweden in Brussels on Monday.
This is part of preparation for the upcoming finals, having qualified for it.
But they are not expected to field a fringe side against a Swedish team that has the quality to punish them.
Meanwhile, Sweden’s fate is not only in their hands. They must win at Belgium and hope Austria falters in Azerbaijan.
Belgium could start in front with Romelu Lukaku, who scored a crucial third goal against Austria. They currently lead Group F with 16 points, 10 points ahead of Sweden, in the 2024 Euro Qualifiers.
Belgium have moved past their disappointment from the 2022 Qatar World Cup that saw them suffer a first-round exit.
Since Domenico Tedesco took over from , Belgium has won six of their first seven matches.
Meanwhile, Sweden is experiencing a contrasting fortune as they have struggled recently and need a significant turnaround.
Since being spanked 3-0 by Belgium in their earlier fixture, they have yet to be the usual Sweden known.
As things stand, Sweden’s path to the Euros is still being determined.
With Austria aiming to hold on to the second spot, Sweden may need a playoff spot if the result in Baku doesn’t go in their favor.
This piles pressure on coach Janne Andersson to salvage the situation.
They will hope that Isak will replicate the club form in the team. The striker, who joined Newcastle United last winter, has been in great form for the Toon Army and helped whenever he is called upon.
It’s also hoped that in-form Tottenham Hotspur winger Dejan Kulusevski would help. He has so far scored three goals and created three assists in five qualifying games.
If both can get hold of Belgium’s defense and the lads display a massive level of determination, the Swedes can salvage something out of the game against a talented Belgium squad.