Manager Martin O’neill is optimistic over the fitness of Robbie Keane and James McCarthy. They are likelier to play part in the game, as like Jonathan Walters as he was recently injuried with Achilles problem.
Match: Ireland Vs Sweden (European Championship, Group stage)
Date and Time: Monday, June 13; 9:30 (IST)
Venue: France, Stade de France
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Ireland are participating Euro for the first time, since their unfair omission from World Cup 2010, as Thierry Henry controversial hand ball action send France at the WC at the expense of the Irish.
Ireland have lost last for games of European Championship, which is the largest streak of any side in this tournament.
Coming to Swedish side, once again the center of attention will be their captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who have recently departed PSG after four year time with the Paris club.
Ibrahimovic and Co. have failed to score in last three games against the Irish and they will have to increase their level if they want to take all three points from the game.
Ireland must have been concerned with their form in the recent matches. They have been winless in last three games. Their last win was in friend game against Switzerland in a friendly match.
Sweden, too, will not be excited much about their recent performances. They have won last game against Wales, but have lost the previous three games.
Republic of Ireland: Team News
Ireland have received boost, as their main player, Jonathan Walters have progressed his healthiness and is likely to play in the game. There are no other injury concerns for Ireland.
Republic of Ireland: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Given– Ward, Keogh, Clark, Christie– Gibson, Meyler – McClean, Hendrick, McGeady- Murphy
Sweden: Team News
Ibramohimovic and his pals have no major injury concerns, which is very good news for their manager as he will have full squad at his disposal, to try and win against the Irish.
Sweden: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Isaksson– Martin Olsson, Granqvist, Johansson, Lustig – Källström, Larsson, Lewicki, Forsberg– Ibrahimovic, Berg
Republic of Ireland vs Sweden: Head-To-Head stats
Sweden have history in their side as they have a slight superiority over their match rivals. The two teams have played against each other a total of team times and Sweden have won five, two have been draws and three games were won by the Republic of Ireland.
Republic of Ireland vs Sweden: Prediction
The match looks to be headed for a draw, as both teams have almost identical strength. But we give the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic a fair advantage for the Swedish, and predict a narrow win.
Final Prediction: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Sweden