Serbia vs Ireland Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Ireland have nothing left to fear, but they do have more expectation to deal with now. Going to Serbia and getting a result will not be an easy task, but their performance at the Euro’s should give them huge belief. Below is our match preview, prediction and betting tips.
Game: Serbia vs Ireland
Venue: Stadion Rajko Mitic
Kick off: Monday 5th September, 7.45pm
If you’re an Irishmen you can’t help but be proud of what your country did not only in a very tough qualifying group, but also in the tournament it’s self. Beating Italy 1-0 is a result that will last long in the memory and will go down in history.
Holding Sweden was also a good result but hosts France were outclassed and outthought by Ireland for large parts of the game. A five minute wobble was enough to end the dream, but I do think Ireland were more deserving of progressing than France on that day.
Serbia were absent from the tournament after struggling at home and only managing to pick up four points from eight games which was a big under achievement. The Serbians warmed up for this game by beating a very well organised Israel side 3-1 though.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Serbia are favourites at odds of 1/1 with Bet365 but it’s such an awkward price. If they show up, they’re dangerous at home. If Ireland are in defiant mood, then they’re capable of three points also. The draw is best odds 23/10 with Paddy Power and Bet Victor offer 10/3 for an Ireland win.
Despite knowing this will be a tough game, I don’t believe it to be any tougher than a two legged playoff with Bosnia. Ireland came through that 3-1 and will be hoping to continue what is one of the most successful period in Irish football history.
I do think a team like Serbia have a lot more quality than Ireland, but the same can be said for Bosnia, Sweden, Italy and Germany. Leicester are a commonly used comparison these days, but that is what this Ireland side are like. They have an identity and they work unbelievably hard.
I look at O’Neill’s men tes days and I think they’re capable of hanging in there against anyone and getting a result. Back the visitors Ireland to win or draw as our free betting tip at best odds 37/40 using Ireland +0.5AH at Bet365.
Our correct score prediction of 1-1 is available at 6/1 with William Hill.
You shouldn’t expect this to be the most open of games. For Ireland a new talisman needs to step forward. IN truth Keane has been phased out over the last year as he’s largely been a substitute, but his influence alone is worth having.
For Serbia the stand out scorer is their big target man Aleksandar Mitrovic. He has two goals in three warm up games and should start here. You can back him to score at 15/8 with Bet Victor.
Free Betting Tip
Ireland +0.5AH – 37/40 with Bet365
Correct Score Prediction
1-1 – 6/1 with William Hill
Aleksandar Mitrovic – 15/8 with Bet Victor
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