Republic of Ireland v Switzerland Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th September 2019

Draw in Dublin

Republic of Ireland v Switzerland Betting Tips – UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier, 5th September 19.45pm

Republic of Ireland host Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday for a crucial UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier. Mick McCarthy’s men have made a stunning start to their qualifying campaign, but this will be their toughest test yet. The Swiss, who have played just two Group D matches, are already six points behind Ireland, so Vladimir Petkovic’s side will be looking for all three points in Dublin. The Irish are the underdogs on their own patch, but can they extend their unbeaten run?

Republic of Ireland v Switzerland Betting Odds*

Republic of Ireland 14/5
Draw 9/4
Switzerland 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 3rd, 2019 at 16:30 p.m.)
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Republic of Ireland News and Form – Can the Irish stun the Swiss in Dublin?

Republic of Ireland have been in spectacular form since Mick McCarthy took over for a second time. The Irish have stormed their way to spot in Euro 2020 qualifying Group D, winning three and drawing one of their opening four matches. Ireland have played more games than their rivals, but they are currently five points clear at the top.

McCarthy started his second spell as Ireland boss with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Gibraltar at Victoria Stadium. They then secured a 1-0 victory over Georgia at the Aviva Stadium to make it six points out of six. On matchday three, the Republic battled to a 1-1 draw with Denmark in Copenhagen, with Shane Duffy rescuing a point with an equaliser in the 85th minute.


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Last time out, Ireland stretched their legs at the top of the group by beating Gibraltar at the Aviva Stadium. They were made to work hard by Julio Cesar Ribas’ men once again, but an own goal and late strike by Robbie Brady gave the Irish a 2-0 win.

Ireland will take a giant leap towards Euro 2020 qualification with a win against Switzerland on Thursday. In truth, even a draw would be an excellent result for McCarthy’s men. Can they cause an upset on home turf in midweek?

Republic of Ireland v Switzerland Head to Head

When these two nations last met, Ciaran Clark scored in a 1-0 Ireland win back in March 2016

In 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying, the pair played out two draws

The Swiss have not beaten the Irish since 2003

Two of the last three meetings have ended level


Key-Facts – Republic of Ireland v Switzerland

  • Ireland are five points clear at the top of Group D
  • The Swiss conceded three late goals to draw 3-3 with Denmark in their last qualifier
  • The Irish remain unbeaten under McCarthy in his second spell as boss (three wins, one draw)


Switzerland News and Form – Will Petkovic’s boys close the gap?

Switzerland have played just two qualifying games so far, picking up four points from matches against Georgia and Denmark. Vladimir Petkovic’s side are the favourites to win Group D.

The Swiss kicked off their campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Georgia at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi. However, they had to patient in the Georgian capital, with Steven Zuber’s goal breaking the deadlock in the 57th minute. Denis Zakaria’s effort ten minutes from time completed the job.

Switzerland were involved in a six-goal thriller with Denmark in their previous qualifier. The Swiss were 3-0 up with just six minutes to go, as strikes by Remo Freuler, Granit Xhaka and Breel Embolo gave them a commanding lead. However, they capitulated at the death, with late goals from Mathias Jorgensen, Christian Gytkjaer and Henrik Dalsgaard giving the Danes an unlikely point.

After that late horror show against Denmark in their previous qualifier, Switzerland will be desperate to bounce back with a big three points in Dublin on Wednesday.

Republic of Ireland v Switzerland Tips & Odds

Draw at 9/4
Correct score 0-0 at 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 3rd, 2019 at 16:33 p.m.)

Republic of Ireland v Switzerland Predictions

Draw win: As previously mentioned, a draw would be a fantastic result for the Irish. After hosting Switzerland on Thursday, Ireland have three games left to play, although their last two are against the Swiss (away) and Denmark (home). Victory over Switzerland in Dublin will take Ireland on to 13 points from a possible 15.

The away side will be gunning for maximum points in the Irish capital in midweek, but that will be no easy task against McCarthy’s in-form side. I fancy Ireland to hold Switzerland to a frustrating draw in this one, which is available at 9/4. Ireland may be top of the pile, but they have only scored five goals during qualifying so far. However, they are hard to breach in defence, so put some money on this to end in a 0-0 stalemate at 11/2.

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