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Bet of the day: Ibrahimovic to open the scoring for Sweden v Slovenia

| 30.05.2016

Holly Thackeray | May 30, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Ibrahimovic has struck six times in his past five Sweden outings
  • The Swedish superstar hit 11 in 10 international appearances across 2015
  • Zlatan also opened the scoring in two of his last three games for PSG, for whom he notched 50 in 51 this season

Ibrahimovic fantastic at 3/1 to fire in first for Sweden

As if a weekend jam-packed with Home Nation matches, Champions League and Football League play-off finals wasn’t enough, there are still plenty of prestige friendlies to enjoy in the run up to Euro 2016.

So, from Monday’s marvellous schedule of matches, Coral have picked out Sweden v Slovenia for our latest bet of the day selection, starring superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at a fantastic 3/1 price to draw first blood for his nation.

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Tempted at that price for the ruthless Swede to score the opener? Read on to find out just why we reckon the headline-hogging hitman is worth a Monday morning wager…

Ibrahimovic always eager to be first

Sweden’s trailblazing talisman is famously not one to wait around, so you can expect the formidable forward, who bagged an astounding 50 strikes in 51 games for PSG this campaign across all competitions, to be seeking the first goal against Slovenia. He did just that for the Parisians in two of his last three ever outings for them.

There are fewer more potent players in world football at their peak right now, so it is no wonder this prolific poacher is expected to cause a scramble between his suitors when he officially becomes a free agent at the end of June.

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Yet, Sweden need not worry where he ends up, as he has continued to be lethal for his country wherever his travel have taken him – with 62 strikes in 112 caps.

On target six times in his previous appearances in Sweden’s yellow and blue shirt, with two openers, indomitable Ibrahimovic hit 11 in 10 across the 2015 calendar year.

So, now seeking to continue that prolific streak ahead of France, the Manchester United linked bruising centre forward looks sublime value at 3/1 to break the deadlock.


See how our previous bets of the day fared.

Or, look ahead to Sweden’s journey at Euro 2016 via our dedicated competition page.

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Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.