A total of 11 points from six games has left the home side in fourth spot in the table, level on points with Sweden and Austria, who sit third and second respectively.
Ireland enter the match off the back of a 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands on June 7, but Sweden could only put two past the same opponents four days later.
Giovanni Trapattoni's side have failed to score in their last two friendly matches, however, with a 2-0 defeat to Spain followed by a 0-0 draw with Wales last time out.
Marc Wilson and Darren Randolph should be fit despite foot and thigh injuries respectively, while James McCarthy, who recently completed a move to Everton from Wigan Athletic, should also be available to start.
Sweden, meanwhile, have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match, meaning that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will lead the line alongside Johan Elmander, who joined Norwich City on loan in the latter stages of the transfer window.
Ireland: Westwood; Coleman, Clark, O'Shea, Wilson; Brady, McCarthy, Whelan, Hoolahan; Keane, Long
Sweden: Isaksson; J Olsson, Lustig, Granqvist, M Olsson; Larsson, Svensson, Kallstrom, Ekdal; Ibrahimovic, Elmander
Sports Mole says: 2-2