Ireland vs Denmark Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 Qualification

13th November 2017 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions

This World Cup play off tie is still well up in the air after a 0-0 draw in the first leg between them. Ireland will be hoping to find more of an attacking impetus on home soil though for this second leg because they failed to get much going at all out in Copenhagen. Denmark were the ones creating all of the chances, dominating possession and dictating play, clearly the better of the two teams. Will they be able to find a precious breakthrough in Dublin though or did they miss their chance? This tie is still pretty much alive.

Ireland vs Denmark Odds

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

Ireland vs Denmark Betting Tips

This is the one final shot for Ireland or Denmark to stake a position at the World Cup 2018. Things are still alive at 0-0 after the first leg in Copenhagen. Now the Danes have an advantage in striking away goals, while the Irish will have home advantage. This is likely going to be close again. Ireland have been in the play offs to reach eight major tournaments before and they have won three of their last four appearances in such a play off. The only slip up in that recent record was their loss to France and the infamous Thierry Henry handball situation. Ireland struggled badly as an offensive unit in the first leg against the Danes, only creating one chance of note and only gained 28% possession.

Ireland were second best all around and couldn’t match the positivity of the Danes. However, the Irish have a plan and they play to their defensive strengths. That’s how they got there, that is what they will stick with in the second leg as well probably. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 for the second leg as well has to be some value because the Irish know how to defend. The question is, can they create anything going forward to actually go and in the fixture in 90 minutes? They have conceded in just one of their last five games against Denmark. Ireland to win to nil at bet365 is a big price of 3/1.

They were under pressure in the first leg and the Danes also have everything to gain in this second leg. But the Danes haven’t beaten the Irish in the last five attempts (D3 L2). Ireland’s 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’s overall home record against Denmark from seven previous games is a positive W3 D3 L1 record. Ireland are also undefeated in their last 13 home games (competitive and friendly) in a W7 D5 record. They will make life hard for Denmark in Dublin. Will they be able to make the most of the home advantage? In the bet365 correct score market, there is a 5/1 quote on the 1-1 draw happening.

A 1-0 victory for either Ireland or Denmark returns a price of 11/2. The signs and situations hint that this is going to be tight. Denmark are on a three match winning streak in away internationals and overall home and away, they are unbeaten in ten games. During that positive streak, Denmark have picked up a draw against Germany and have beaten Poland heavily. Their key man is Christian Eriksen who didn’t have much room to move in during that first leg as Ireland squeezed him out of the game. The more that the Danes can get him on the ball, the better for them. 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. There isn’t likely going to be too much to split these two and again and so the safest bet is probably looking in the bet365 To qualify market where the home side are 6/5 to find any means of getting through to the World cup Finals.

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