Current odds:

The odds on ANY OTHER make this a near impossible game to trade ASP.


The last two meetings between these two clubs have ended 2-1 to Sweden and 0-0. You have to go back to 2006 and then 1999 to find Irish wins against Sweden. In the last 11 games for the Rep of Ireland there have been 5 wins and 4 draws so they haven’t been beaten that often, The two defeats were a 2-1 loss against Poland last October and the rather surprising 1-0 defeat in their last friendly against Belarus at the end of May. They will need to do much better against Sweden.

In contrast, Sweden’s last game was a very good 3-0 victory over an in-form Wales last Sunday. That said, Sweden are not anything special if you ignore Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he has been playing for a very long time now and is clearly past his best. If he were to score he would be the first player in history to score during 4 Euro Championships.

In 13 games over the last year, Sweden have won 6 and drawn 4.

Ironically (talking of age) the Irish have the oldest squad in the tournament based on average age.

On the positive side for the Irish, Sweden have failed to score in 3 out of their last 4 games against them.

My conclusion is that a 0-0 draw is a high probability (another reason not to trade this one) but I could also see Sweden popping one in. That goal could come from Ibrahimovic as he has scored 11 goals in the tournament qualifiers.