GAMEDAY PREVIEW: SWEDEN v GREAT BRITAIN

Great Britain meet Sweden this afternoon in their fourth game at the World Championship in Latvia.

GB forward Matthew Myers is set to become the fourth player to reach 100 caps after Ashley Tait (110), David Longstaff (101) and captain Jonathan Phillips (101), who reached the special milestone in the game against Denmark earlier in the tournament.

GB go into the game in sixth place in Group A with four points from four matches, including Wednesday 4-3 victory over Belarus and Tuesday’s overtime defeat by Denmark.

Sweden, who are ranked fourth in the world, surprisingly sit bottom of the group with just one win – over Switzerland – to their name and have three points from four games.

They were leading 2-0 against the Czech Republic last night but conceded four third-period goals and were beaten 4-2 at the Olympic Sports Centre.

Head-to-head
The two sides have met on nine previous occasions with GB winning four and Sweden five. A full list of previous meetings is below…

1924 GB 4-3 Sweden (Olympics)
1928 GB 1-3 Sweden (Olympics)
1932 GB 1-4 Sweden (European Championship)
1936 GB 1-0 Sweden (Olympics)
1938 GB 3-2 Sweden (World Championship)
1948 GB 3-4 Sweden (Olympics)
1950 GB 5-4 Sweden (World Championship)
1951 GB 1-5 Sweden (World Championship)
1962 GB 0-17 Sweden (World Championship)

How to watch
The game is live on FreeSports in the UK and their coverage begins at 2pm UK time.

Commentary will come from four-time Olympic broadcaster Aaron Murphy and former GB forward Paul Adey who won 55 caps between 1995 and 2001, scoring 28 goals and contributing 24 assists for 52 points.

FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and via the FreeSports Player.