Kick Off: 1800, 04/06/2017
Stadium: Aviva Stadium
Republic of Ireland will continue their preparations for the World Cup qualifier against Austria on June 11 when entertaining Uruguay in Dublin on Sunday.
Martin O’Neill is set to field a much stronger team than when losing to Mexico in New Jersey, but this still looks another tricky test against an experienced South American side.
We’re expecting a tight contest at the Aviva Stadium and 2/1 for a draw is the first of our Ireland vs Uruguay betting tips.
A Look At Republic of Ireland’s Betting Odds
O’Neill insisted he took plenty of positives out of Ireland’s 3-1 loss to Mexico in East Rutherford, even though a 3-5-2 formation produced mixed results and substitute Stephen Gleeson could only manage a consolation goal.
“I was delighted with the game,” declared the manager. “Quite a number of players have not played football for quite a considerable amount of time. I thought it was a great work-out, a great exercise for us.”
Ireland are currently joint-top of their World Cup group alongside Serbia, having registered three wins and two draws from five games following March’s goalless stalemate with Wales at this venue.
With clean sheets kept in both home fixtures, 3/5 for under 2.5 goals in the Ireland vs Uruguay odds will attract some big hitters.
A Look At Uruguay’s Betting Odds
Uruguay’s World Cup campaign was going well until back-to-back defeats against Brazil and Peru in March saw them drop down to third place in a close scramble for qualifying spots behind the Selecao.
The Sky Blues have picked up just two points from six away games since opening with a victory in Bolivia, so Oscar Tabarez will be keen to avoid any more travel sickness during this game and Wednesday’s trip to Italy.
Luis Suarez is absent due to injury, but Edinson Cavani is available up front alongside Middlesbrough’s Cristhian Stuani, while six other members of the squad have collected between 68 and 118 caps each.
Other than Cavani, the attacking options are a touch limited, though, so let’s round off our Ireland vs Uruguay predictions by going for a 1-1 draw at 5/1.
Mexico 3-1 REP OF IRE – Stephen Gleeson
Peru 2-1 URUGUAY – Carlos Sanchez
Head-to-head: Uruguay 2-0 Ireland, Ireland 1-1 Uruguay, Ireland 2-3 Uruguay
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