Ukraine and Sweden bring the first round of fixtures in Euro 2012 to a close when the two sides go head to head on Monday evening, as William Hill announce a free bet code on the game.
The co-hosts have had to wait a while to get their tournament underway but they are sure to create an electric atmosphere.
Oleg Blokin’s side have not has the ideal preparation for the competition, losing back to back matches to Austria and Ukraine, teams that have not qualified for Euro 2012.
Ukraine have not played a competitive match since 2009 either so they could struggle with the pressure of knowing they must get a result. However, their home advantage is sure to play a big part and they will want to make it an intimidating place for the opposition.
Andriy Shevchenko is still the man that leads the line for Ukraine and carries the countries expectations on his shoulders.
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The 35-year-old will look to bow out on International football with a successful tournament on home soil, leading his national side to the latter stages. He has 46 goals in 108 appearances for Ukraine.
As for Sweden, despite not making it to the 2010 World Cup, they are usually involved in major tournaments and may not get the credit they deserve.
The Swedes look to be in good shape for their first encounter, winning four games on the bounce including a victory away from home against Croatia.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has found the net three times in as many matches for Sweden. He has certainly taken the form from his club side into the international matches and is a striker to be feared by opponents. The 30-year-old may feel this is his last chance to impress on at the highest level.
Erik Hamren will want his side to attack at every opportunity, however his priority will be to remain solid at the back and hard to beat.
This encounter gets underway from 7.45pm on Monday evening.