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Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland: Baku draw is value bet

Kick-off: 1700, 09/10/2021

Stadium: Olympic Stadium, Baku

TV: Sky Sports Football

Republic of Ireland have a mountain to climb if they are to stand any chance of securing World Cup qualification.

Qatar is looking a very slim prospect for the Irish ahead of their trip to Azerbaijan and anything short of three points will leave them playing for only pride in Group A.

Ireland and Azerbaijan have only three points between them from five games apiece so far and little separated the sides when they clashed in Dublin last month.

That clash finished 1-1 and a repeat of that scoreline can be backed at Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland odds.

A Look At Azerbaijan’s Betting Odds

A point in Dublin is the sole success story from qualifying so far for Azerbaijan, who sit routed to bottom spot in Group A.

A 3-0 loss to Portugal followed and they are already out of the running for a place at the World Cup finals.

They have not won at home since 2018, but have held Montenegro, Cyprus and Croatia to a draw in Baku in recent years and have proven a tough nut for sides to crack.

A stalemate may be within their grasp once again as they take on a struggling Irish side and 21/10 for the spoils to be shared makes plenty of appeal in our Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland betting tips.

A Look At Republic of Ireland’s Betting Odds

The pressure continues to mount on Stephen Kenny as a 1-1 draw with Serbia means Ireland are now 16 competitive games without a win.

They desperately need to start picking up some victories if they are to stand any chance of making it to Qatar next year.

With only three games of qualification left, they need to win every match and hope results go their way just to match Serbia in second spot in the group.

However, the formbook suggests they could be in for a tough task as they make the arduous journey to Baku.

Ireland have scored more than one goal in a game just once in their last seven, with a 4-1 friendly win over Andorra the only positive result for Kenny’s men in that time.

The men in green have relied on last-gasp equalisers to salvage a point the last twice, so for our final Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland prediction, we’ll take 5/2 for the visitors to score at least one goal in the last 15 minutes.

Additional stats

Last result:

AZERBAIJAN 0-3 Portugal

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1-1 Serbia – Nikola Milenkovic (og)

Head-to-head: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Azerbaijan

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