Republic of Ireland held on dourly for a 0-0 draw against Sweden six months ago and can go one better at the Aviva Stadium in their Group C World Cup qualifier.
Giovanni Trapattoni’s Boys in Green are 8/5 to take all three points, with Zlatan and co the same price for the away win. The draw is marked up at 23/10.
The Irish were so close to following up their credible Friends Arena stalemate with a win against Austria four days later.
A Jonathan Walters double had Ireland’s faithful fans dreaming of Brazil at 2-1 up with 90 minutes on the clock.
However, David Alaba’s goal deep into stoppage time leaves Austria, Sweden and Ireland level on 11 points in joint second place, behind Germany .
With four rounds left and games against each other and the leaders to come, Trapattoni will know his side need four points from the next two matches against their nearest rivals.
Ireland have a solid record in competitive home games since the national stadium was reopened in 2010, with only Russia and the Germans leaving Dublin with all three points in nine qualifying games.
The Italian coach is without winger Aiden McGeady through injury, but has numerous attacking options available.
James McClean is playing regular football again at Wigan and takes McGeady’s place.
Veteran striker Robbie Keane – whose incredible tally of 59 Ireland strikes puts him amongst the top 20 international goalscorers of all time – is starting alongside Shane Long in what is an uncharacteristically attacking line-up.
Erik Hamren’s Swedes couldn’t get past the Green Army on their own turf and are without the injured Rasmus Elm, who came closest to breaking Ireland keeper David Forde’s resistance in Stockholm.
Sweden’s last competitive road trip resulted in a 2-1 defeat against Austria and if Ireland can get their noses in front, they can hang on this time to reward backers with a vital win.