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Punters Hoping Boys In Green Kick Off Euros On The Right Foot

The Republic of Ireland have touched down in France in preparation for the first Euro 2016 Group E clash, against Sweden.

The match takes place on Monday in the Stade de France and sees Sweden hold the upper hand in the betting at 7/5. The Republic of Ireland have never beaten Sweden in a competitive fixture, but hold three friendly wins throughout their history together.

Martin O’Neill’s side are currently 12/5 to record a rare win over Sweden.

The two sides are no strangers to a draw result when they meet, which is priced at 21/10 to be the result of Monday’s clash. The match Handicap sees Ireland -1 on offer at 13/2 with Sweden +1 odds on at 1/3.

Sweden’s captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic heads the first goalscorer betting at 4/1 with Ireland’s Shane Long next at 11/2 to get the Boys In Green out in front. Robbie Keane is priced at 13/2 to net first with Marcus Berg also on offer at 13/2.

In the Total Goals market, Under 1.5 goals is available at 6/4 with Over 3.5 goals at 4/1 available for optimistic punters to snap up.

BoyleSports Crossbar Challenge offer is available for the match and will result in a refund as a free bet on all losing bets across all markets if either side hits the crossbar.

The Republic of Ireland may not have the most alluring track record against Sweden…

but we have seen plenty of patriotic money for Martin O’Neill’s side to get their Euro 2016 quest off to a winning start.

*Prices correct at time of publication.