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Sweden vs Republic of Ireland 13 June 2016: Euro 2016 Preview and Predictions

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Date & Time Monday June 13, 2016, 12:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
Rep of Ireland (5/2) Draw (21/10) Sweden (6/4)
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Zlatan Ibrahamovic will attempt to lead his Sweden side one more time as yellow and blue take on the Republic of Ireland in the opening round of matches in Euro 2016. This game will be an important game for both sides since this group includes Italy and Belgium so getting a win here might be the best chance either team has of getting into the knockout stages via third place.

The Irish will be led by some players in the Premier League including Southampton striker Shane Long. That being said, the Irish need to world together since they don’t have any superstars but as a unit they are quite productive. A win is needed for the Irish and the best way they can do that in this game is by ensuring that Zlatan Ibrahamovic is kept out of the game. This might be done in many ways but my having a few guys on him is probably their best option.

Sweden on the other hand will hope that Zlatan will have a blinder and get them over the line. That being said, it is going to be tough for him since his supporting crew is really very average. I think Sweden have what it takes to do well but this year their group is just too tough.

As far as this game is concerned, I think we should expect a draw. It will be a team of Irish vs Zlatan and I think they will share the points. We are getting a good enough price on this bet and I think it is very productive that we take this bet since it looks very promising. Also if you are more adventurous, Shane Long to score is paying well and I think the Irish man has a good chance of putting the ball in the back of the net. 

Pick:
Draw

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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