Republic of Ireland vs Denmark (By: Stanioooo)
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)|