It’s a huge night for the Republic of Ireland as they look to qualify for back-to-back major tournaments
Denmark v Rep of Ireland – Saturday 19:45, Sky Sports
Denmark went on a run of 4 wins from 5 unbeaten matches to finish runners-up to Poland in Group E. Martin O’Neill’s Irish aspect pinched crew D’s runner-up spot with a dogged 1-0 victory in Wales, but they’ve bought to this stage enjoying a poor company of football as no facet in these play-offs scored fewer in the crew stages.
Both teams will be wary of a detrimental first leg result so it’s little surprise to see underneath 2.5 goals as quick as 1.57. In fact, in UEFA World Cup and Euro play-offs due to the fact 2009, eleven of the 16 first leg encounters have had fewer than three strikes as seven have seen no greater than one. Combine this with Ireland’s protecting nature underneath O’Neill, where eight of their 10 qualifying video games saw fewer than three strikes, and Under 2.5 Goals looks banker material.
Ireland went through qualification unbeaten on the street and stretching lower back to the begin of Euro 2016 qualifiers they’ve misplaced simply three of 12 aggressive away matches, one of which used to be towards hosts France in the Euros. The administration have them well-organised as eight of these were stage at the smash inclusive of 4 of 5 in these qualifiers. Denmark won three of their five domestic qualifiers which covered a 4-0 thumping of Poland, however the other two had been against minnows Kazakhstan and Armenia as they drew with Romania, whilst Montenegro left with all three points. In fact, they’ve received just 4 of their ultimate 10 domestic suits universal and in opposition to a stubborn Irish side we’re reluctant to again the hosts at odds-on.
Preference therefore is for the half-time draw and if the Danes are to smash the men in green down, the most possibly source is Christian Eriksen. The Spurs midfielder has been in exquisite form for club and u . s . a . this season and has struck eight in his ultimate eight for the latter. He’s inspired his nation on their current run of form, bagging the only intention in their all-important qualifier with Montenegro currently and appears a first rate bet to ruin the deadlock.