Ireland vs Denmark: World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Betting Tips And Offers
World Cup Playoffs are incredibly polarized games – one team will go and experience the thrill of the World Cup, with a good chance of exiting the group too, since most European teams achieve this feat.
On the other hand, the loser of the playoff will know that they finished just shy of peak footballing performance, and have to wait another four years to participate in the FIFA World Cup.
It is usually considered an advantage to play the second leg of the tie at home, trying to qualify in front of your own fans. But will this be enough for Ireland?
The second leg of the tie will be played in Dublin on the 14th of November, after the game on the 11th in Denmark. Since the Danes are considered the better team, we’ve also backed them into winning the first leg of the tie and coming to Ireland to seal the deal.
A draw or a narrow defeat should be enough to ensure their presence in Russia for World Cup 2018, all depending on the result of the first leg.
The Danes are not a very defensive team, and we all know (as well as they do) that they have more quality than their opposition – which is why they will travel to Ireland to score goals, and not rely on the probable first-leg advantage.
Most of their players are at peak performance level in this period of the year and will have no problem tanking two games in 4 days.
On the other side, Ireland is looking at an all-or-nothing game. As long as they won’t lose the first game in Denmark by a large margin, they will be in front of a do-or-die scenario in front of their own fans.
We can never underestimate the power of enthusiasm, great morale, and dedication, and we’re definitely not writing the Irish down by any means.
They have shown time and time again, both in the past and in recent years, that they can pose a threat to anyone. It remains to be seen if home ground advantage can take them to the World Cup 2018.
Betting Offers & Tips
From a betting perspective, a lot of what we will recommend is tied to the first leg of the series, but not necessarily very close. We think a “both teams to score” bet could work wonders here – the Irish will be backed up by their fans to score, while the Danes are the better team and Eriksen’s technique could produce a goal. 1X is also worth considering, since Denmark is unlikely to push for a victory they don’t really need.
Betting Tips & Latest Odds
BTTS: Yes @ 2.25 or 5/4
Correct Score: 1-1 @ 5.50 or 9/2