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Denmark vs Republic of Ireland betting tips: UEFA Nations League match preview & predictions

Denmark vs Republic of Ireland prediction: Denmark 3-0 Republic of Ireland

A dead rubber in Aarhus.

Idrætspark will be in party mood after Denmark secured their promotion to League A on Friday night.

The Republic of Ireland on the other hand are in terrible form and in desperate need of a positive result.

Another Denmark win over the Republic?

Seamus Coleman

DUBLIN, IRELAND – OCTOBER 06: Seamus Coleman of Ireland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Republic of Ireland Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Denmark vs Republic of Ireland: Who will win?

Denmark are big favourites at 8/15 to claim three points.

The Republic have not won a competitive match since 9 October last year and are 13/2 to end that duck.

A draw is 27/10.

Denmark to win and to keep a clean sheet is 11/10 and Denmark to win and over 2.5 goals is 13/8.

SAMARA, RUSSIA – JUNE 21: Christian Eriksen of Denmark celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Denmark and Australia at Samara Arena on June 21, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Yussuf Yurary Poulsen will lead the line for Denmark. The RB Leipzig man is 6/1 to break the deadlock and 9/4 to score anytime.

Callum Robinson has looked promising since his international debut in September but is yet to score for his country. He’s 10/1 to score first and 7/2 to net anytime.

Denmark vs Republic of Ireland: Match preview

It’s been a very successful UEFA Nations League campaign for Denmark.

Their preparation could hardly have been any worse though as they were forced to name an XI of amateurs and futsal players for their 3-0 friendly defeat in Slovakia.

Nevertheless, the stars were back for their group opener at home to Wales and the biggest star of all, Christian Eriksen, scored a brace in the 2-0 win.

Last month, they were held to a goalless draw in Dublin; a positive result?

Åge Hareide’s travelled to Cardiff on Friday night knowing a draw would keep alive their hopes of promotion.

In actual fact, they went one better.

Nicolai Jørgensen scored his ninth international goal to set them on their way.

Then, Yussuf Yurary Poulsen scored late on to wrap up a win and wrap up promotion to League A.

This means that, they’re unbeaten in their last 16 competitive games, a run stretching back to 11 October 2016, and they’ll be extremely confident of extending that to 17 here.

SARANSK, RUSSIA – JUNE 16: Yussuf Yurary Poulsen of Denmark celebrates with team mates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Peru and Denmark at Mordovia Arena on June 16, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

O’Neil’s last game in charge?

The Republic meanwhile have had a miserable campaign.

They got off to the worst possible start, losing 4-1 in Cardiff in a dreadful performance.

The Boys in Green then had a pair of home games last month to try and gets some points on the board.

Denmark were held to that goalless draw but then Wales defeated them 1-0 to leave Ireland bottom of the group.

That leaves them on just a solitary point and Denmark’s win on Friday secured their relegation to League C.

In preparation for this game, they hosted Northern Ireland but were worryingly outplayed by a side who are also struggling.

Boos echoed around the Aviva Stadium and Martin O’Neil is under big pressure.

Will this be his 63rd and final game in charge?

Denmark team news vs Republic of Ireland

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA – JULY 01: Kasper Schmeichel of Denmark saves a penalty from Luka Modric of Croatia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

With very little at stake, both sides are expected to make numerous changes.

Even if there was something at stake, Åge Hareide has two players unavailable with suspension.

One of which is Kasper Schmeichel so there will be someone else between the posts.

Huddersfield’s Jonas Lössl is injured so Eintracht Frankfurt’s back up goalkeeper, Frederik Rønnow, will win only his seventh cap.

Captain Simon Kjær is injured so Mathias Jørgensen and Andreas Christensen will continue at the back.

The latter will appreciate the playing time as he’s only made 6 appearances for Chelsea so far this campaign.

Lukas Lerager of Girondins de Bordeaux may well start in a competitive game for the first time in midfield.

Alongside Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg; he hasn’t featured in a competitive match for over two years.

It would be no great surprise to see Christian Eriksen left on the bench for this one, giving others the chance to step up.

Kasper Dolberg could come in.

But a similar front three to the one that caused havoc in Cardiff will start again.

Christian Gytkjær may well see his first competitive action for Denmark; he plays his club football for Lech Poznań.

Even without arguably their best two players, it’s a strong side and one that should be far too good for the Republic of Ireland.

Republic of Ireland team news vs Denmark

DUBLIN, IRELAND – OCTOBER 16: Martin O’Neill, Manager of Ireland looks on during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on October 16, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland too are expected not to be at full strength.

Darren Randolph was at the peak of his powers on Thursday night though, making three excellent saves to keep Northern Ireland at bay.

He’s missed just 4 of the last 35 internationals.

Martin O’Neil is persisting with a back 3.

Blackburn’s Darragh Lenihan started on Thursday and is expected to win his third cap here.

Séamus Coleman will captain the side and move onto 49 caps.

Robbie Brady made his first Ireland appearance for over a year on Thursday and his return to the side after injury can only be boost going forward.

Glen Whelan started in the draw with Northern Ireland but that looks set to be his final appearance for the national team.

James McClean and Callum O’Dowda looked dangerous from the wings but will be hoping to support Callum Robinson who’s still looking for his first Ireland goal.

Preston North End forward Seán Maguire will hope to have an impact off the bench.

This team will struggle to compete with Denmark’s quality.

Predicted Denmark team vs Republic of Ireland

Predicted Denmark line up vs Republic of Ireland

Predicted Republic of Ireland team vs Denmark

Predicted Republic of Ireland line up vs Denmark

The latest tweets from Denmark pre Republic of Ireland

The latest tweets from Republic of Ireland pre Denmark

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Draw at half-time & Denmark to win vs Republic of Ireland: 11/4!