Ireland v Denmark Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th November 2017

Irish to dig it out in Dublin

Eriksen (Denmark)

Ireland v Denmark Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 Qualifiers 14th November

After a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen last week, the hopes are still alive for both nations as they square off in Dublin on Tuesday night to settle this World Cup 2018 play off. Ireland had to dig in in the first leg but they will now seriously fancy their chances of delivering on home soil. But the Danes were the better of the two without much shadow of a doubt in that first leg and they dictated play and created all the chances. But can they silence the passionate Dublin crowd to progress?

Ireland v Denmark Betting Tips

Well now, this is going to be a tense one off shoot out to get to the World Cup. The ties is sat level after a 0-0 draw out in Copenhagen and so everything is up for grabs for both of them back in Dublin. Ireland have won three of their last four play off ties to reach a major tournament, so that is running in their favour and the only defeat in that sequence was because of that infamous Thierry Henry handball. But in order to get to the Finals, Ireland are going to have to come up with something different from the first leg. They only had one chance of note in Copenhagen and took just 28% possession. They were second best in the match and couldn’t match up to the positivity of the Danes. But the Irish play to their strengths which is putting up a fight and staying tight and organised in defence. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 for the second leg as well has to be some value. Can the Irish find a way to get themselves through this?

Ireland have picked up a clean sheet in four of their last five games against Denmark and Ireland to win to nil at bet365 is a big price of 3/1 and that’s because they were under pressure from the Danes in the first leg and Denmark to have everything to gain in this one. Ireland have remained unbeaten in their last five against Denmark with a W2 D3 record and Daryl Murphy, who didn’t get a touch inside of Denmark’s box in the first leg is a 9/4 anytime goalscorer option for them. Ireland holds a very positive W3 D3 L1 record at home against Denmark previous seven previous hostings and they are currently undefeated in their last 13 home games (competitive and friendly) in a W7 D5 record. They will be tough to break down again.

In the bet365 correct score market there is a 5/1 quote on the 1-1 draw happening and that is the shortest priced option while you can plump for a 1-0 victory for either of them and you will get a price of 11/2. This is probably just going to be as tight as the first leg was and again, that’s understandable with so much pressure on this one game. Denmark have won their last three games out on the road and overall they are unbeaten in ten games now home and away. During that positive streak, Denmark have picked up a draw against Germany and have beaten Poland heavy. Ireland did a good job of not giving Denmark’s big threat, Christian Eriksen much room in the first leg and so Denmark will have to figure out who to get him influencing the game. Eriksen is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer option for the game, with Nicolai Jorgensen and Nicklas Bendtner in a 2/1. Denmark have three clean sheets in their last five games so now how to grind things out as well. Both teams not to score returns a price of 4/6.

Ireland v Denmark Betting Odds

Denmark 17/10, Ireland 9/5, Draw 2/1

Ireland v Denmark Predictions

Draw: This second leg is likely to pretty much carry on where the first leg left off and that could mean that there is extra time going to be needed to settle this battle. Can Ireland produce enough going forward and will the Danes be able to make their likely supremacy count with the lure of away goals? The Irish have home advantage in this one match play off now, they are 6/5 to qualify and edge through.

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