Republic of Ireland vs Denmark
That's the 2nd game for both of these teams in the Nations League and Ireland will host Denmark looking for revenge after both teams have played in the play-offs for the WC and Denmark eliminated Ireland literally in the last step in their home game in Dublin.
Wales beat Ireland in the first match at home with 4:1, while Denmark also beat Wales at home with 2:0( two goals by Eriksen).
I will try to be short and clear with the argumentation about my pick. It is UNDER 2.5 goals. The main reasons for it:
- Most of the time Ireland make under 2.5 goals at home when they face opponents from middle or even big class in Europe(Serbia, Austria, Sweden, etc..)
- We all saw what Denmark produced during the WC- all of their matches in the group stages went under 2.5 goals and it was the same against Croatia in the 1/8 finals.
- Denmark will miss absolutely for sure CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN(stomach injury)- the machine, the heart of the team, who was the main factor of Ireland's elimination in the last step before the WC in Russia
-Ireland will also miss some important players like Seamus Coleman(captain of the team), Jonathan Walters, Robbie Brady and Stephen Ward
-Martin O'Neil's team will want to take a revenge against Denmark without Eriksen, but still Casper Schmeichel is on the sheet, so goals are not so much expected for the hosts, not more than a single goal. Shane Long is the main weapon for years after the end of Robbie Keane's era in the national team.
- Denmark loves to play defensively on counters, so it's hard to imagine they can score more than a goal against Ireland's tough defense with the lack of Eriksen and also to receive more than a goal, when we perfectly know how good their defense can be, especially when they have Schmeichel as a goalkeeper.
So, I am going with the under 2.5 goals here, because it is like shooting in the dark which team can win the game, if there is a winner at all.
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Republic of Ireland vs Denmark prediction
|under 2.5 goals||Bet365||1.50||10||0-0 WON (+5 units)|