When on the first day of play Ireland meets Sweden especially two players are standing in the centre of attention. These are Robbie Keane and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who both have leaved their marks at the national team in the last years. Kick-off between those two teams is on the 13th of June 6 p.m..
Current performance of Ireland
The Irish team starts as a clear outsider at the group E. It’s a hard group with rivals like Belgium, Italy and Sweden. Nonetheless the team of Martin O´Neill is always good for a surprise. The team especially lives from their ambition and their fighting spirit. In addition there are also top players in Ireland. For example the defence player Seamus Coleman from Everton, his colleague James McCarthy as well as forward player Shane Long. Together with Robbie Keane they shell score the goals. The 35 year old has been weakened lately that’s why his team hopes that he is able to play at the EURO. Keane is very important for the team because of his experience. In addition he probable will be full of motivation because it’s his last big tournament. The results could have been better at the preparation matches. Lately there has been a defeat at home against Belarus. A few days before the match against the Netherlands ended in a drawn with a score of 1:1 and at the end of March the match against Slovakia ended with a score of 2:2.
Current performance of Sweden
Sweden is Zlatan and Zlatan is Sweden. Always when it’s about the Swedish team it’s immediately about the Superstar that has caused some trouble at PSG. When it comes to sport the Scandinavian depend on the behaviour of their captain. This dependence has been always shown in the past and could mean trouble for the team chief Janne Andersson. It’s not that they do not have any other top players but the play is tailored to Ibrahimovic. The big question is if the team will be influenced by the transfer rumours. The latest three test matches couldn’t have been won by Sweden. At first they have lost against Turkey with a score of 1:2 followed by a drawn against the Czech Republic with a score of 1:1. On the 30th of May at the match against Slovenia wasn’t even one goal scored. Forward player Ibrahimovic didn’t play in this match. So this is another incident of how much Sweden needs him especially at the offensive play.
Betting tip for this match
It’s a duel of the contraries. Ireland lives from the collective play and Sweden to overdo only from one player. However this one has a big thirst for action because there are rumours that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will end his international carrier. So that’s why he definitely wants to show his quality once more in France. Our tip: tip x.