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Rep Of Ireland v Denmark Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Over 2.5Total Goals5/2Bet365
1-1Correct Score5/1Bet365
Christian EriksenAnytime Goalscorer4/1BetVictor
James McCleanAnytime Goalscorer19/4BetVictor

All odds quoted are subject to change

Ireland and Denmark battled to a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen on Saturday, and given that all three World Cup qualifier second legs thus far have finished 0-0, a bet on ‘No Goalscorer’ in Dublin looks the obvious choice.

However, that has been backed in from 11/2 to 4/1 generally, which is very short when you might usually expect odds of at least 15/2 – and so we’ll look elsewhere.

A bet on ‘Under 2.5 Goals’ is understandably short at 1/3, while a bet on ‘Under 1.5 Goals’ looks preferable at 23/20 with Boylesports given that this bet would have won in six of the seven legs of these World Cup eliminators thus far.

However, the very fact that – unlike the other three qualifiers – their first leg finished 0-0, adds an alternative dimension to this fixture, as if Denmark were to score then Martin O’Neill’s side would have to score at least twice to make it to Russia.

Both Austria and Serbia scored here in Dublin in the Republic’s qualification group and if the Danes follow suit then you can really see this game opening up, with 1-1 enough to send the Scandinavians through on away goals.

Thus, we’re going to go against the tide of opinion here and recommend backing ‘Over 2.5 Goals’ at a huge looking price of 5/2 with Bet365, with a saver on the 1-1 at 5/1 with Bet365 – who refund losing Correct Score bets on all games that end 0-0.

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen scored 8 goals during Denmark’s qualifying campaign and he certainly appeals at 4/1 with BetVictor to score a goal at any time.

West Brom’s James McClean has been the hero more than once in the Republic reaching this stage and he’s a best price 19/4 to score, also with BetVictor.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Over 2.5Total Goals5/2Bet365
1-1Correct Score5/1Bet365
Christian EriksenAnytime Goalscorer4/1BetVictor
James McCleanAnytime Goalscorer19/4BetVictor

All odds quoted are subject to change