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Denmark vs Republic of Ireland betting tips: Euro 2020 Qualifier match preview & predictions

Denmark vs Republic of Ireland prediction: Denmark 2-0 Republic of Ireland

These two meet once again.

This’ll be the fifth meeting of Denmark and Ireland in just 20 months.

In fact, after this game, five of Ireland’s last nine competitive matches will have been against the same opponent.

De rød-hvide have had the upper hand so far so will they get the better of Ireland once again?


Highlights of Denmark vs Ireland in the Nations League

Denmark vs Republic of Ireland: Who will win?

Denmark are odds on favourites at 8/13 to be victorious at Parken Stadium.

The Republic of Ireland have not won a competitive international against a side ranked above them since Euro 2016 and are 5/1 to change that.

A draw, which Mick McCarthy would surely be delighted with, is 5/2.

Under 2.5 goals is 8/15.

Both teams to score no is also 8/15.

Denmark to win and both teams to score no is 5/4.

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)

Christian Eriksen continues to be Denmark’s talisman. He’s scored 11 of their last 30 goals and is 5/1 to score first and 9/4 to score anytime.

Yussuf Yurary Poulsen will also be a threat. He is 11/2 to score first and 12/5 to net anytime.

Shane Long has been in great form for Southampton and is set to start up front for Ireland. He’s 9/1 to score first and 4/1 to score anytime.

Both Poulsen and Eriksen to score is 11/1.

Both Martin Braithwaite and Eriksen to score is 14/1.

Both Conor Hourihane and Shane Long to score is 66/1.

Denmark vs Republic of Ireland: Match preview

Will Denmark’s unbeaten streak against Ireland continue?

Back in November 2017, they won 5-1 in Dublin in the FIFA World Cup play-offs.

Denmark went on to reach the round of 16 in Russia, losing to eventual finalists Croatia on penalties.

Since, they’ve had a successful UEFA Nations League campaign.

Two wins over Wales and two 0-0 draws with Ireland saw Åge Hareide’s side promoted to League A.

In this qualification group, they may have only played one game so far but it was a very dramatic one.

They travelled to Basel’s St. Jakob-Park to face the other big hitter in this group, Switzerland.

However, they found themselves 3-0 down with just six minutes to play.

Mathias Jørgensen pulled one back before Christian Gytkjær’s first ever international goal set up a grand stand finish.

Then, in the 93rd minute, Henrik Dalsgaard snuck in an equaliser.

What a comeback!

That result extended Denmark’s unbeaten run to 18 in competitive matches.

They’ll be confident of making that 19 here.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA – JULY 01: Martin Braithwaite of Denmark runs with the ball 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 Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Can Ireland get revenge?

Ireland meanwhile are currently top of this group.

However, they’ve been far from convincing so far.

After finishing bottom of their UEFA Nations League group, scoring just one goal in those four games, Martin O’Neill was sacked and replaced by Mick McCarthy.

McCarthy’s second spell in charge of Ireland started at Victoria Stadium against Gibraltar.

His side were very underwhelming but Jeff Hendrick’s goal was enough to secure a narrow 1-0 win.

Then, just three days later, they faced another must win game, this time at home to Georgia.

They won 1-0 once again thanks to a sumptuous free-kick from Conor Hourihane.

Six point out of six was the perfect start for Ireland but things only get tougher from here on in.

Will they leave Copenhagen with anything?

It seems unlikely.

Denmark team news vs Republic of Ireland

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)

For the most part, Åge Hareide’s side picks itself.

One of the keys to their success has been the lack of tinkering he has made to his side.

Kasper Schmeichel will start in goal; he’s started 28 of their last 32 competitive internationals.

At centre-back, it’s expected to be Simon Kjær alongside Mathias Jørgensen with Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen left out.

Jonas Knudsen is out so Jens Stryger Larsen will switch to left-back with Henrik Dalsgaard on the other side.

Lasse Schöne and Thomas Delaney will once again be the midfield duo meaning there is no room for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Christian Eriksen may have featured in the Champions League final as recently as Saturday but his importance to this team means he has to start.

Ahead of him, it’s expected to be the same front three that started in Switzerland.

Yussuf Yurary Poulsen and Martin Braithwaite will flank Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jørgensen.

He scored 11 goals in 29 appearances for the Dutch club this season.

Surely this side will have too much for an underwhelming Republic of Ireland.

Republic of Ireland team news vs Denmark

Seamus Coleman

DUBLIN, IRELAND – OCTOBER 06: Séamus 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)

As for Republic of Ireland, Mick McCarthy once again has some big decisions to make.

Darren Randolph, as always, will be in goal.

He’s started Ireland’s last 26 competitive internationals in a row.

At centre-back, Richard Keogh and Shane Duffy will continue as the partnership.

With Stephen Ward still injured, Enda Stevens will remain the left-back.

Ireland continue to have a right-back conundrum though.

Despite Matt Doherty’s outstanding performances for Wolves this season, captain Séamus Coleman will keep his place in the side.

In central-midfield, there’s no Harry Arter, James McCarthy or David Meyler which leaves them short of options.

Aston Villa teammates Glenn Whelan and Conor Hourihane will be joined by Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick in the middle of the park.

Out wide, it’ll be two from three.

Robbie Brady and James McClean, who started the win over Georgia, are both expected to start once again with Callum O’Dowda left on the bench.

They have been boosted by a return from injury up front.

Shane Long missed the last two internationals due to a groin injury but will lead the line looking for his 18th Ireland goal.

He scored four goals in the final seven games of the season for Southampton.

Fellow centre-forwards David McGoldrick, Callum Robinson and Seán Maguire will be on the bench.

Does this Ireland side have enough to cause a shock?

Predicted Denmark line-up vs Republic of Ireland

Predicted Denmark line-up vs Republic of Ireland

Predicted Denmark line-up vs Republic of Ireland.

Predicted Republic of Ireland line-up vs Denmark

Predicted Republic of Ireland line-up vs Denmark

Predicted Republic of Ireland line-up vs Denmark.

Nations League highlights: Denmark 2-0 Wales

Nations League highlights: Wales 1-2 Denmark

Euro qualifier highlights: Switzerland 3-3 Denmark

Euro qualifier highlights: Gibraltar 0-1 Republic of Ireland

Euro qualifier highlights: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Georgia

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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