Republic of Ireland vs Denmark Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Republic of Ireland vs Denmark in the World Cup qualifying play-off.
Republic of Ireland vs Denmark Match Preview
It’s all to play for in the World Cup qualifying as Republic of Ireland and Denmark vie for a ticket to Russia 2018. This Republic of Ireland vs Denmark World Cup qualifying play-off second leg will be played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Tuesday, November 14. Which side will make it count?
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland have the home advantage after managing to hold Denmark to a goalless draw in Copenhagen, thanks to ‘keeper Darren Randolph’s heroics. However, the hosts are also aware of a Danish goal on the night as an away goal can be disastrous. The hosts are in good form coming into this crucial fixture as they have won three, drawn three and lost just one of their last seven matches across competitions. However, their home record is slightly shaky as they have won four, drawn two and lost two of their eight games at home since Euro 2016. Those losses against Iceland and Serbia should be a concern coming into this game. Martin O’Neill’s side is one of the most organized in Europe and with a defensive mindset it would be interesting to see if the hosts can relish the tight challenge.
For Denmark, it is a do-or-die and they would be disappointed at not having picked up a goal or a win from the first leg. They are unbeaten in their last ten matches but a look at those fixtures indicate that most of them were against minnows. Only a surprise win against Poland and draws against Germany, Czech Republic can be counted as praiseworthy. Their form away from home is nothing to write about as they won three, drawn two and lost four of their last nine fixtures. They are unbeaten in five away fixtures but even the Danes know that breaking the tight Republic of Ireland defence would be a tough ask. It may boil down to a single goal and Denmark will hope to win and advance. Can the visitors find a key to the tight Republic of Ireland defence?
Republic of Ireland vs Denmark H2H
Both sides have an even record facing each other as the last seven Republic of Ireland vs Denmark encounters ended with each winning two, drawing three and losing two matches.
Republic of Ireland vs Denmark Team News
For Republic of Ireland, David Meyler could play, as he returns from suspension. But, James McCarthy and Jonny Hayes are expected to be out of action.
For Denmark, the onus will be on Christian Eriksen and Andrea Cornelius to take care of the goal-scoring threat. They remain free of injury doubts.
Republic of Ireland vs Denmark Probable Line-ups
Republic of Ireland: Randolph, Christie, Duffy, Clark, Ward, Hendrick, Arter, Meyler, Brady, McLean, Long.
Denmark: Schmeichel, Ankersen, Kjaer, Bjelland, Stryger Larsen, Kvist, Delaney, Eriksen, Poulsen, Cornelius, Jorgensen.
Republic of Ireland vs Denmark Predictions
Knowing how Republic of Ireland play, it would be a surprise if there are many goals. This is going to be another cagey affair and a single goal could decide the fixture. We are backing under 2.5 goals while a draw in regular time looks another interesting betting prediction.