Kick-off: 1945, 18/11/2019
Stadium: Aviva Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Denmark only need a draw in Dublin to qualify from Euro 2020 Group D and recent history suggests they can hold the Republic of Ireland.
These teams have met five times over the past couple of years and four of those games have ended in stalemate, with the Danes winning the other.
Punters can get 23/10 for the scores to finish level here and that is our opening Republic of Ireland vs Denmark prediction.
A Look At Republic of Ireland’s Betting Odds
Ireland were unbeaten in their first six qualifiers, including June’s 1-1 draw in Copenhagen, but last month’s disappointing double header could prove costly.
Mick McCarthy’s side failed to capitalise on some decent chances in a goalless stalemate with Georgia and then lost 2-0 in Switzerland.
The men in green must now win this match to get back into the top two, but have scored only six times in this pool.
Thursday’s 3-1 friendly win over New Zealand was a boost to morale and Stoke winger James McClean insists Ireland are in a determined mood to avenge losing to the Danes in a World Cup play-off.
He said: “We had a chance of qualifying for a World Cup and obviously it didn’t happen, so it hurt.
“We haven’t been to a World Cup since 2002 and I personally have never played at a World Cup, so it was a huge opportunity missed.
“I have been lucky enough to play in two European Championships, so if we qualify for a third, that will probably be the ghost laid to bed.”
However, we fear the hosts may have to enter the play-offs again for this tournament and 7/2 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time appeals from the Republic of Ireland vs Denmark odds.
A Look At Denmark’s Betting Odds
Denmark brushed aside Gibraltar 6-0 on Friday to assume first place in this group on 15 points, one ahead of Switzerland and three clear of Ireland.
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and Hoffenheim forward Robert Skov both scored twice, to go with goals from Christian Gytkjaer and Martin Braithwaite.
Age Hareide’s side will have fond memories of their 5-1 romp in a World Cup play-off at this venue, but that was a freak result in relation to their other encounters.
Three goalless draws and a 1-1 summer stalemate in Scandinavia highlight how these teams tend to be involved in tight tussles.
Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney has likened playing against the Republic to “opening a can of baked beans with your bare hands” and described them as the “most annoying” opponent.
Eriksen, meanwhile, at one point accused Ireland of being “scared” to attack Denmark.
The visitors are very solid at the back, with the likes of Atalanta defender Simon Kjaer and Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen available to play in front of Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel.
They have gone five games without conceding a goal, so 11/2 for 0-0 is added to our Republic of Ireland vs Denmark betting tips.
IRELAND 3-1 New Zealand – Derrick Williams, Sean Maguire, Callum Robinson
DENMARK 6-0 Gibraltar – Robert Skov (2), Christian Gytkjaer, Martin Braithwaite, Christian Eriksen (2)
Head-to-head: Denmark 1-1 Ireland, Denmark 0-0 Ireland, Ireland 0-0 Denmark, Ireland 1-5 Denmark, Denmark 0-0 Ireland
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