10. Sweden boast a W5 D2 L3 record against Ireland and are unbeaten in all six of their competitive meetings. Sweden are 2.45 to win this game.
9. Sweden beat Ireland 2-1 the last time they met — in 2014 World Cup qualifying in Dublin. They head into this match unbeaten in three games and are 1.36 to win/draw on the Double Chance.
8. Robbie Keane scored in that game and also netted in Ireland’s last win over Sweden — a 3-0 result back in March 2006. Keane is 7.50 to score first on Monday.
7. Ireland have not won a European Championship game since 1988 (1-0 over England) and lost 2-1 to Belarus in their final Euro 2016 warm-up fixture. They are 3.35 to win.
6. Ireland have the oldest squad at Euro 2016 with an average age of 29 years and 161 days. A 0-0 draw is priced at 6.30.
Watch Ireland beat Sweden 3-0 back in March 2006:
5. All nine of Sweden’s international goals in 2016 have been scored by nine different players. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 12.00 to score twice.
4. Ibrahimovic has not scored for Sweden this year but has found the net in each of Sweden’s last three opening games to a European Championship. He is 4.70 to bag the opener.
3. Ireland have scored in each of their last 11 games and are 1.52 to find the net in Paris.
2. Sweden are two short of 200 goals at European Championship finals and qualifying combined. However, they have scored more than once in just two of their last six outings. Sweden are 4.50 to score in both halves.
1. Southampton’s Shane Long scored in Ireland’s 1-1 friendly draw with Holland last month to take his tally for club and country to 17 for the season. Five of those goals have come from his past nine games and Long is 4.20 to net.