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The second matchday of Group D features what should be a very open and entertaining affair between England and Sweden. With over 200+ offerings available, there is a lot to bet on

In what is widely expected to be a back and forth match between Sweden and England, the Swedes come into the match needing to avoid defeat and elimination from the competition.

The open style of the Swedes provides opportunities for them to score, but they’ve been suspect at the back, in particularly in the air as Andriy Shevchenko stepped up and exploited that weakness twice earlier on this week.

Head coach Erik Hamrén must absolutely find a way to tighten the reigns on the back four in addition to having an outstanding performance from Zlatan Imbrahimovic in order to have a chance of beating an English side that remained quite composed against France and were able to walk off with a point. Sweden are being offered at 3.40 for the outright victory.

A draw bet is slated at 3.20, and with the position that Sweden find themselves in, they could very well walk away with a point going into the last group stage fixture.

Roy Hodgson’s side is favoured with odds of 2.30, while a halftime/fulltime result for the English is only set at 4.00, not necessarily the best value in the land.

The Asian Handicap lines see England at -0.0/-0.5 with a payout of 1.97, while the Swedes are at 1.89 on the reverse.

I expect there will be at least two goals in the contest and though it's normally not expected that these two clubs produce an abundance of goals, the drive of the English along with Sweden’s desperation for victory could lead to a slew of counter-attacking and aerial opportunities, which could see the over 2.0/2.5 total goals be of consideration at 2.04.

For goalscorer bets, perhaps consider Zlatan Imbrahimovic to open up the scpring at 9.00 odds. Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck both pay 8.50 should they hit the mark first while Ashley Young is at 10.00.

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