Free Euro 2016 Pick: Republic of Ireland vs. Sweden Odds
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Republic of Ireland vs. Sweden
Date: Monday June 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Stade de Franks, Saint-Denis, France
Euro 2016 Moneyline Odds: Sweden +130, Republic of Ireland +230, Draw +205
Euro 2016 Spread Betting Odds: OFF
Euro 2016 Betting Total: 2
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Neither of these teams are expected to come out of this group which also includes Belgium and Italy. Ireland qualified by beating a bunch of inferior teams and a Germany team that had nothing to play for while Sweden needed the playoffs just to get in.
Whoever does get the win will have a chance to enjoy it for a little while before the reality of their place sets in.
Republic of Ireland
This is definitely not the most talented squad in the tournament but but some of their players have faced off against the best in the Premiership. I wouldn’t call this group just happy to be here but they might learn their place pretty quickly.
The most established player on the team is Robbie Keane, who has taken his talents to the MLS – L.A. Galaxy. No other player has as many caps or goals as the forward but he is not elite enough to carry them.
This group will pride itself on being the most spirited and hardest working unit in the tournament but that is unlikely to be enough.
They will definitely be content to play conservatively and not take too many chances.
This group has to know that any chance of advancing will depend on this first game so maybe they come out with more of an attacking perspective to try and catch the Swedes off balance.
They know they have to win it, a draw is not going to help them out too much.
The chances of Sweden getting into the top two in this group are only marginally better than that of Ireland. A lot more was expected of this group in qualifying.
Not a title but more than what we have seen.
Perhaps they can surprise.
Sweden has a similar profile to Ireland in that they also have an aging star forward in Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
He has scored 62 goals in international play but I am not sure he can be a difference maker the way he once was.
Similar to Ireland, Sweden is aware of its own shortcomings and will try and outwork opponents for an edge.
They are a very reactive bunch and will not likely force the action, which could make this one very boring.
This is a super important match and just because they were not darlings during qualifying doesn’t mean they can’t outplay expectations. Since qualifying there have been signs of improvement and Ibrahimovic could carry them for a game or two.
Free Republic of Ireland vs. Sweden Euro 2016 Prediction:
Sweden is the favourite and even though most pundits are picking them you can still double your money with a win. You gotta love soccer betting huh.
Backing the Republic of Ireland is tempting when you look at that payoff but I think that if they are really playing the way they want to this one is more likely to end in a draw.
4* Free Euro 2016 Betting Pick: Sweden +130
This is the first game of the group so it could sort of set the tone. Italy and Belgium are certainly not sure things so whoever wins this one will be somewhat of a team to watch.
If Sweden gets the first goal in this one it will be key because Ireland will have to come out of their shell. when they do it will open things up which will play to Sweden all the more.
Euro 2016 Free Score Prediction: Sweden 3 – Republic of Ireland 1
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