Republic of Ireland vs Denmark Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Republic of Ireland may deem it half a job done after the first leg, but could Denmark be equally as happy? The hosts will fancy their chances here, but an away goal could make life very tough for this Ireland side.
Game: Republic of Ireland vs Denmark
Venue: Aviva Stadium
Kick-off: Tuesday 14th November, 7.45PM
Republic of Ireland will have been pleased to come away with a 0-0 draw from Copenhagen. Their goal lived a charmed life early on, but Denmark failed to threaten in the second half. Ireland actually have a great chance to pinch it in typical Irish fashion, but that all important away goal eluded them.
Whilst Denmark would have felt their performance was deserving of a victory, it’s hard to weigh how happy they’ll be with the outcome. If Denmark can score an away goal against this typically low scoring Irish side, then the clean sheet kept in Copenhagen may be the deciding factor in this tie.
Ireland have had a tough run of fixtures in World Cup Qualifying, and this is one of them. They’ve won just six of their last 19 games here, although stretching back further they have kept 10 clean sheets in 22 home qualifiers. That could be crucial here, but it won’t be easy.
Republic of Ireland are as high as 7/4 with Betfred, whilst the draw can be backed at 21/10 with Unibet. It’s almost a coin toss of an affair, as illustrated by Denmark’s pricing of 15/8 with Paddy Power.
Denmark have scored a bunch of goals on their travels in Qualifiers, netting 26 in 14 whilst finding the net in 13 of those games. That run of fixtures has included goals in Montenegro, Italy and Sweden, and two or more against Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland and Armenia.
They’re used to tough away games but Ireland do have a reasonably strong record of coming through these games, only failing most recently when they were robbed by France. As good as Denmark have been in front of goal though, they’ve also allowed a goal in 14 of 17.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score at 8/7 with Bet365
Republic of Ireland should have enough about them to break down Denmark at home, but this is definitely a big step up from the test Bosnia failed to provide when Ireland won their last qualification match here 2-0. Denmark have too much quality to not produce good quality chances in such a big game.
Back our Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw at 5/1 with Betfred
Nicolai Jorgensen didn’t threaten Ireland’s goal in the first leg, but Poulsen and Eriksen were major threats. Bendtner only featured off the bench and may have limited minutes again here. Christian Eriksen has scored in Denmark’s last six games prior to the 0-0 with Ireland and has been the major catalyst for their recent run of form.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Christian Eriksen to score at 2/1 with Bet365