Rep of Ireland vs Denmark Betting Tips & Predictions
We’re certain to witness a tense encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Monday night, with the Republic of Ireland and Denmark essentially duking it out for a place in next summer’s Euro 2020 finals.
It’s the Danes who sit in the box seat going into the match, with Age Hareide’s team sitting top of the section and knowing that a draw will be enough to keep them three points ahead of the Irish who sit in third place.
However, Mick McCarthy’s side know that a victory will help them through at the expense of Denmark, with Ireland having already earned a 1-1 draw in Copenhagen which would mean they qualify by virtue of having a better head-to-head record.
The big problem for the Republic is that they don’t score many goals. They’ve found the net just six times in seven qualifying games. Given that Gibraltar are in this section, it’s a pretty modest return.
The home side have only shipped four goals and their clear strength is being defensively organised under McCarthy although there might come a point in this clash where they have to take risks, especially if they fall a goal behind.
On the flip side, we’re almost guaranteed a cagey opening to the game and we’re not expecting to see anything like a repeat of that 5-1 scoreline two years where Christian Eriksen ran riot.
Denmark themselves have only conceded five goals and they’ve gone unbeaten throughout qualifying. Like their opponents, they have the insurance of being in the play-offs and having a second bite of the cherry if all else fails.
We don’t expect the Danes to lose this clash and perhaps we might see a goalless draw although Under 1.5 Goals looks too good to resist. Whichever team takes the lead will surely want to defend it to the hilt and we could see this price shortening In-Play very quickly.
Under 1.5 Goals @ 2.62 with bet365