Denmark vs Republic of Ireland predictions for Saturday’s World Cup qualifying playoff clash in Copenhagen. Denmark hope to get the upper hand in the home leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff clash with Republic of Ireland. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Denmark 2-1 at 17/2
Christian Eriksen To Score Anytime at 12/5
James McClean To Score Anytime at 9/2
Denmark did what was anticipated from them in this World Cup qualifying effort, completing second in their group behind the enormous top picks of Poland, yet beating Montenegro by four indicates at last set up this playoff conflict. They barely passed up a great opportunity for Euro 2016 subsequent to losing to Sweden in the playoffs, so they will be edgy to offer some kind of reparation here.
They are in great frame coming into this match as well. They are unbeaten in their last nine games in all rivalries, winning five times, including a dazzling 4-0 win against Poland in September. They failed to beat Romania in their last match, yet they will without a doubt be considerable resistance.
It’s much a similar story in Copenhagen. At home Denmark have won six, drawn two, and lost one of their last nine trips, with their exclusive annihilation coming against Montenegro and them grabbing triumphs against Poland and Iceland and an attract with Germany that time.
They have discovered the net in everything except one of their last ten home games, however have surrendered in six of them too and confront a Republic of Ireland side purpose on expanding on their Euro 2016 triumphs.
The guests were attracted a moderately intense group including Serbia, Wales, and Austria for this qualifying effort, and it went down to the last game at last. They went to Wales with a one point shortage on their adversaries, however figured out how to secure a 1-0 win to jump Wales and take the sprinters up spot.
That triumph came on account of James McClean, a goal that took his count to four goals in this capability crusade, all of which have come in his last four away qualifiers. Sponsorship him to locate the net again on Saturday could be a decent move.
It will be troublesome for Republic of Ireland far from home however. They have won four, drawn four, and lost three of their last 11 away games in all rivalries and discover it significantly more hard to keep clean sheets out and about. Ten of their last 13 trips away have seen them surrender at any rate once, yet they will take heart from the reality they have scored in everything except one of these games. This, alongside Denmark’s current frame at home, makes backing Both Teams to Score look an incredible decision here alongside a 2-1 win for the hosts.
Christian Eriksen is the champion name in the Denmark squad. The Spurs playmaker has been in thrilling structure in the Premier League this season and he has gotten eight times for Denmark in this qualifying effort. Sponsorship him to score on Saturday looks an incredible esteem wager.
Denmark and Republic of Ireland have each won two, drawn two, and lost two of their last six meetings with one another.
Denmark have scored in 90% of their last ten home games but only kept a clean sheet 40% of the time. Republic of Ireland have scored in 90% of their last ten away games and conceded in 70% of them.
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel will start between the sticks, with the likes of Simon Kjaer and Andreas Christensen in defence. Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen will be a key figure in midfield as he tries to provide for Nicklas Bendtner and Nicolai Jorgensen up front.
James McCarthy, Richard Keogh, and Sean Maguire will miss out through injury on Saturday, whilst David McGoldrick and Jonny Hayes have been dropped. David Meyler is in the squad but will miss the first leg due to suspension, whilst veterans such as Stephen Ward, Glen Whelan, and Shane Long are expected to start.