Republic of Ireland vs Sweden by Rahul

Republic of Ireland are continue to be back at another major tournament and have bene thrown directly into the group of death along with Belgium, Italy and Sweden. This game against Sweden represents their best chance of getting a victory, and will be optimistic to go through. Republic of Ireland came through a tough qualification group with Germany, Poland and neighbours Scotland and managed to beat Bosnia in the playoffs to get here. Since then they have played 3 friendlies and scored and conceded in each of those games, drawing 2 of them and losing the other one. If you exclude Gibraltar and Georgia they have conceded a goal in 6 out of their 8 qualifying games, showcasing the struggles they have had defensively. The Irish haven't won a match at the European Championships for 28 years; and if they are to do so, they will really need a special performance.


Sweden are a one man show, let's not make any mistake about it. It's the Zlatan Ibrahimovic show, and he is the biggest star on show in this fixture. He scored 3 out of the 4 goals netted by Sweden to qualify through the playoffs against Denmark and will need his other mates in Forsberg, Berg and Guidetti to chip in with the effort to find the back of the net. On the defensive end, Sweden have struggled to keep it clear at the back even against average sides. They conceded Turkey, Czech Republic, Estonia, Denmark, Austria, Russia, Montenegro, Iran and Finland even over the last 18 months. Granqvist and Johansson are not defenders playing at strong clubs, with a lot of tough action against them week in and week out and keeper Isaksson is not in great form conceding in 8 out of the last 10 games he played in at club level.


Both these teams last met in the World Cup Qualification 3 years ago, which saw them have both teams to score in that tight encounter, and tonight I am backing Both Teams to Score in the tie between Republic of Ireland & Sweden.


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Pick Bookmaker Odds Stake Result
Both Teams to Score Bet365 2.10 6 1-1 WON (+6.6 units)
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06/13/2016 - 22:34
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