Sweden and England go head to head on Saturday evening in a match where both sides are desperate for the points and looking to win their first game of Euro 2012, as Paddy Power make Roy Hodgson’s side a cracking looking bet at 6/5 for victory.
Looking at England first, Roy Hodgson will be happy with his side’s performance against France where they managed a 1-1 draw.
It was not the most exciting performance from England, but overall it was a good result and the important thing was not to lose the game. The side look strong defensively, as is the par with a Hodgson side, and it looked like the perfect platform to build upon.
- BEST BET : Get on England at a value looking price of 6/5 with Paddy Power - Sweden have some in camp problems, while England look settled and can build on their opening draw – its a big price
Hodgson now knows that similar performances in the remaining two matches should see them reach the quarter-finals.
Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were given the chance to prove themselves last time out and both but in good performances with some signs of what they are capable of achieving in an England shirt.
With the experience of Scott Parker and Steven Gerrard to support the young players, the Three Lions could have a great balance in their side.
England are the favourites to take all three points in this game. You back them at 6/5 with Paddy Power which could be one of the bets of the tournament.
As for Sweden, they will be disappointed with their start to Euro 2012 as they threw away a lead against Ukraine and ended up losing the game.
Erik Hamren’s men now face a massive task if they are to progress from the group and defeat here would end their tournament.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is key to Sweden’s hopes for the competition. He managed to score against Ukraine and looked like their only threat in front of goal during the match.
The 30-year-old didn’t have the best performance though as his poor marking gave the co-hosts their winning goal.
Sweden have a good record against England and have never lost to them in a competitive match. They are being offered at 3/1 to be victorious on Saturday evening, but the reports coming out of their training camp is that there is disharmony - Ibrahimovic publicly slating the players who spent all the time with their WAGS instead of putting the Swedish hopes first.
One thing’s for sure, this is a great opportunity for England to book their spot in the next round of Euro 2012.