Euro 2016: Ireland vs Sweden Lineup, Predictions, TV Schedule and Live Stream
Ireland and Sweden will look to start their respective Euro 2016 campaigns on positive note, when they collide on Monday at Stade de France in Saint-Denis. The two teams are in Group E, where Belgium and Italy are considered favorites to advance to the knockout phase of the tournament.Advertisement
Ireland will try to improve their chances of making it into the knockout stage and end their four-game losing skid at European Championship finals, which is currently the longest losing streak of a Euro 2016 team, BBC reported. Ireland are also coming off a 2-1 loss to Belarus in their final friendly before the tournament.
Robbie Keane, the Los Angeles Galaxy star who has scored 67 goals in 142 international appearances, remains doubtful for the match. Ireland boss Martin O’Neill can only hope the 35-year-old forward along with James McCarthy will be fully fit in time for their crucial tournament opener.
Ireland forward Shane Long and Jon Walters will be treats on Monday’s duel against Sweden. Long scored three of his 16 international goals during the qualification round, while Murphy had five goals in 10 appearances.
On the other hand, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is tipped to wreak havoc again, as he tries to lead Sweden to a winning debut. Ibrahimovic has been on target for Sweden, as he netted 11 goals in 10 appearances during the Euro 2016 qualification round. Kim Kalstrom and Andreas Isaksson are also poised to have a big tournament this year.
The Ireland vs. Sweden Euro 2016 match will begin at 12 p.m. ET. Fans can catch the action on ESPN and ESPN3 USA, and through online live stream via WatchESPN. For more Euro 2016 schedule and live stream information, check the listings on Live Soccer TV.
Ireland and Sweden both have players who can light it up, but it remains to be seen who will step up in the crucial Group E matchup, considering their roller-coaster performances leading up to the tournament. Draw, 1-1.
Check the predicted lineup for both Sweden and Ireland below.
Sweden – Isaksson, Olsson, Granqvist, Lindelof, Lustig, Forsberg, Hiljermark, Kallstrom, Durmaz, Ibrahimovic, Berg
Ireland: Randolph, Brady, O’Shea, Keogh, Coleman, Whelan, McCarthy, Hendrick, Walters, Hoolahan, Long