Denmark v Ireland World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Betting Tips And Offers
The World Cup qualifiers are very close to the end, with just a few home-and-away matches to go. While some of these encounters feature a heavy favorite a clear underdog, others are very balanced and can really go both ways.
On the one hand, it’s a great thing that we have such great games at this stage, but on the other hand, it’s a shame that some of these teams will miss the World Cup 2018. One encounter which we’re eagerly awaiting is that between Denmark and Ireland.
Denmark finished 2nd in a group where they fought Poland, Romania and Montenegro for this place. After a somewhat sketchy start the qualifying campaign, they really picked up in form and built a very competent team around Christian Eriksen.
Their home form is especially good recently, featuring an incredible 4-0 victory over group winners Poland, and conceding very few goals in other games as well. They will surely look to gain a commanding lead from the home game and just conserve it in Ireland.
The main players who need to perform in order for this to happen are Eriksen, Jorgensen, Cornelius, Delaney and the central defenders.
On the other hand, the Irish don’t have lots of reasons to feel optimistic ahead of this head-to-head with the Danes. They’ve only won once against Denmark in official games, all the way back in 1957. Moreover, they have finished second in one of the most accessible groups, just behind Serbia but ahead of Wales, Austria, Georgia, and Moldova.
In the ranking of the second placed teams, they finished 8th, just one point above Slovakia which didn’t make the cut for the playoffs. Although they don’t look like a team to be feared overall, they are undefeated away from home in the group, picking up 3 wins and 2 draws.
This year, Ireland looks like a typical team for them: hard-working, physically-fit individuals with limited technical prowess and creativity.
Betting Offers & Tips
That being said, we favor Denmark in this encounter – both for the home game and the entire series. We think that they will take the lead from the first game of the series, playing methodical football and scoring once or twice.
The Irish won’t pose a significant enough threat, especially since the Danes are more than capable or resisting physically. The main idea is a simple bet: Home victory, at around 1,70 at this time.
We expect Denmark to enjoy the lion’s share of possession, around 55%, and also have more corners than the opposition. We do expect a somewhat physical game, so at least 3 or 4 yellow cards to be picked up is a decent bet.
Betting Tips & Latest Odds
Denmark @ 1.75 or 3/4
Denmark & Under 2.5 Goals @ 3.10 or 21/10