Ireland vs USA Preview and Predictions

Republic of Ireland vs USA
International Friendlies
Date: Saturday, 2nd June 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Republic of Ireland are still looking for the recovery after the humiliating 1-5 loss to Denmark in the reverse fixture of the World Cup play-offs at their Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The Irishmen went on to lose the following two friendlies to Turkey and France without scoring a single goal in the process. Can the clash with the outfit who are also missing out on the big stage tournament in Russia help them find the right form?

It’s hard to say given that the visitors will come into this with an improved confidence after an impressive attacking showing in the 3-0 drubbing of Bolivia on the home spil on Monday evening. Dave Sarachan decided to test youngsters in this set of friendlies, but the Yanks still have quality all over the place with the likes of Timothy Weak (PSG), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham) and Julian Green (Stuttgart) in their ranks. Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic is the main star and he is expected to lead the line for the visitors on Saturday at Aviva.

Ireland vs USA Head-to-head

  • United States did not have much luck in the history of fixtures on the Irish soil.
  • They lost each of three H2H games away from home with the poor 3-10 goal difference along the way.
  • It is interesting to note that all of last seven head to head games saw both teams on the scoreline.
  • Republic of Ireland head into this off the back of two straight wins over the Yanks having netted six goals in the process.

Ireland vs USA Predictions

It was a rather weird choice for Martin O’Neill to tackle European heavyweights France just when the Irish team needed a confidence-boosting result after the aforementioned recent failures. The hosts struggle to create in the final third and they should have problems with the solid defensive line of the America’s here. The visitors kept three consecutive clean sheets coming into this one, which makes Ireland to score less than two goals in the game a banker bet at 1.57 odds.

As for the outcome, we will shoot for the draw at 3.20. The host are nowhere near their best form, while the United States head into this without their main stars. The Under 2.5 goals FT is also a must-take pick at the 1.61 odds.

Ireland vs USA Betting Tips

  • Ireland Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.57
  • A Full-time Draw @ 3.20.