Ireland vs Denmark
UEFA Nations League
Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Aviva Stadium (Dublin).
The team from Dublin is in a state of concern after their first match in UNL. Losing the game to Wales 4-1 pushed them down to the bottom of the table.
The 2018 World Cup qualification was not easy for the Green Army. Coach Martin O’Neill helped his team into the second round from where they failed to progress.
The Irish has a few scores to settle with Denmark from WC qualification. It was Denmark who kicked the Boys in Green out of the race to Russia with a 5-1 win in Dublin. Christian Eriksen scored a hat-trick in that game after a boring away fixture that was in a goalless draw.
The Wales game was a disaster for them. Possession was scarce and they even conceded 3 goals before the first half ended.
Danish side is on a role after Russia. Round-of-16 exit after bowing down to Croatia on penalties was rather unlucky. The team looks balanced to challenge any of the big guns in Europe. With consistent performance Eriksen is carrying his team forward. With the dazzling Kasper Schmeichel in goal opponents will have a hard time to score.
The Danish Dynamites are on top of the table after a 2-0 win over Wales in their group opener. Gareth Bale and company were given a shock after Eriksen netted twice in the game.
The man who managed them in the qualification to Russia, Åge Hareide will be calculating his team’s chances to reach the next round in the league.
Ireland vs Denmark Head-to-head
- Last time they crossed paths Denmark had an easy 5-1 win at Irish soil.
- Previous 5 meetings saw Ireland winning 2 and Denmark 1, while 2 matches ended as a draw.
Ireland vs Denmark Prediction
With home match against Wales in the next round this is a must win game for the Irish. But Denmark has had the upper hand in the game when they met last time.
In current form Denmark will be hard to stop. Eriksen may be absent for this game and without a like-to-like replacement for his the coach may have to change his formation.
Ireland’s hopes will be on Southampton’s Shane Long who is capable of scoring freely.
Ireland vs Denmark Betting Tips
Denmark to win @ 2.50 (3/2)
BTTS @ 2.10 (11/10).