Republic of Ireland vs Denmark: Dublin clash to be more open

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Odds: Rep of Ire 8/5, Draw 39/20, Denmark 37/20

Kick Off: 1945, 14/11/2017

Stadium: Aviva Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Saturday’s first World Cup play-off clash between Republic of Ireland and Denmark was a full-blooded affair and more of the same is expected in the second leg in Dublin.

Chances were few and far between in that goalless draw in Copenhagen, but the play did continuously switch from end to end and there was no lack of ambition to go for goal from either side.

With more clinical finishing, we reckon 31/20 for over 2.5 goals at the Aviva Stadium is good value for our Republic of Ireland vs Denmark betting predictions.

A Look At Republic of Ireland’s Betting Odds

Republic of Ireland’s gritty display helped us to land two winning bets over the weekend, as we were on the men in green to avoid defeat at 21/20 and to secure a draw at 12/5, as well as 5/4 to reach Russia 2018.

That result does leave them vulnerable to going out via the away goals rule, but shrewd manager Martin O’Neill is on the ball and ready to adapt his tactics accordingly.

He said: “With the players that they possess, I believe that they are capable of scoring a goal, so it means we might have to score two to win the match.

“That’s the way I am looking at it, and we will have to show a bit more creativity during the course of the game at the Aviva.

“But I think we are capable of doing that. Urged on by a big crowd as well, we have a lot to play for.”

We’re sticking with the view that this will be an open encounter and 23/20 for both teams to score is another option for our Republic of Ireland vs Denmark betting tips.

A Look At Denmark’s Betting Odds

Denmark did create the better openings in the first encounter, with Ireland indebted to goalkeeper Darren Randolph for their clean sheet at the Parken Stadium as he pulled off a string of fine saves.

When the Middlesbrough shot-stopper was left stranded after palming out Christian Eriksen’s first-half effort, there was relief to see wideman Pione Sisto steer wide of an open goal.

Denmark boss Age Hareide commented: “We created enough chances to win the game, at least three big chances, but we have to get the ball in between the posts, that’s always important.

“But 0-0 at home is not a bad result. A goal away will be very vital for us. We will go to Dublin and try to get that goal.

“We had the ball 65 per cent. We played well enough to win. If we play like this in Dublin, we win.”

The stage is set for a thrilling encounter and we’re looking to bet against there being another stalemate, so 6/5 for any team to win by exactly one goal stands out from the Republic of Ireland vs Denmark odds.

Additional stats

First-leg result:


Previous head-to-head: Denmark 0-4 Rep of Ire, Rep of Ire 3-0 Denmark, Rep of Ire 1-1 Denmark, Denmark 0-0 Rep of Ire

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Best bets for Republic of Ireland vs Denmark

Over 2.5 goals @ 31/20

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.