Republic of Ireland vs Gibraltar betting tips: Euro 2020 qualifier match preview and predictions

Seamus Coleman

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

What a start to this campaign for Ireland.

The Boys in Green are currently sat top of this group after some brilliant results.

However, this is another must win but will Mick McCarthy’s side deliver once again?

Euro qualifier highlights: Denmark 1-1 Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland vs Gibraltar: Who will win?

Republic of Ireland have won all three of their previous meetings with Gibraltar, scoring 12 and conceding none.

So, Ireland are 1/100 to win this one.

Gibraltar are 50/1 to win a qualifier for the very first time.

Even a draw would be a huge shock and that is 16/1.

David McGoldrick will be up front for Ireland. He is 12/5 to score first and 3/10 to score anytime.

Conor Hourihane scored in Ireland’s last home game. He is 5/1 to score first and 23/20 to score anytime.

Both Conor Hourihane and David McGoldrick to score is 15/8.

Both James McClean and David McGoldrick to score is also 15/8.

Both Jeff Hendrick and James McClean to score is 7/2.

Both Liam Walker and Lee Casciaro to score is 125/1.

Republic of Ireland vs Gibraltar: Match preview

What a result that was for Ireland on Friday night.

They were in Copenhagen to take on Denmark in a huge game.

With Denmark and Switzerland in this group, Ireland will have to finish above at least one of those sides to qualify.

A combination of great Ireland defending and poor Denmark finishing kept the game scoreless for so long.

However, they looked as though they were going to leave with nothing when the hosts finally made the breakthrough with 14 minutes to go.

But, in the 85th minute Alan Judge’s free-kick was met by Shane Duffy who emphatically headed in his third Ireland goal.

1-1 it finished.

Ireland are top of this group.

That’s after they won both of their matches in March, 1-0 in Gibraltar and 1-0 at home to Georgia.

That means Ireland have won two of their three games since McCarthy took over.

That’s as many wins as they’d managed in their previous 12 games (two wins, six draw and four defeats).

They come into this one full of confidence but this is a game they simply have to win.

Gibraltar meanwhile have improved since Julio César Ribas took over last year.

During the UEFA Nations League last year, they got their first ever competitive victories.

A 1-0 win in Armenia was followed by a comeback 2-1 victory over Liechtenstein.

They finished third in their group on six points.

Now they’re targeting their first ever point in a qualification campaign.

They began with that narrow 1-0 defeat to Ireland in Victoria, a game in which they were unlucky to leave empty handed.

Then, on Friday, they held out for half an hour but lost 3-0 in Tbilisi to Georgia.

It would be the greatest result in their short history so can they pull off an enormous shock in Dublin?

It seems very unlikely.

Republic of Ireland team news vs Gibraltar

Republic of Ireland name an unchanged team for the first time in three years since the defeat against France at Euro 2016.

They’re expected to go with the same side once again.

Darren Randolph, as always, will be in goal.

He’s started Ireland’s last 27 competitive internationals in a row, keeping 13 clean sheets.

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.

At right-back, 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  Robbie Brady and James McClean once again with Callum O’Dowda left on the bench.

Up front, this game provides a great opportunity for David McGoldrick to get his first every Ireland goal.

Callum Robinson and Seán Maguire will be the centre-forwards on the bench.

Ireland should win this one comfortably.

Gibraltar team news vs Republic of Ireland

Manager Julio César Ribas will be hoping for a compact defensive performance from his team.

Goalkeeper Kyle Goldwin will win his tenth cap; he’s conceded just 16 goals for his country so far.

They’ll be captained by 36 year old Roy Chipolina at the back alongside his brother Joseph Chipolina.

Jayce Olivero will be at left-back.

Right-back Jack Sergeant plays in England for West Didsbury & Chorlton of the the North West Counties League which is the ninth tier.

Anthony Hernandez will get the nod over the more attack minded Andre Hernandez in midfield

Up front, George Cabrera who scored in the Nations League win over Liechtenstein, is injured.

Liam Walker will start; he has played 38 of the 40 games Gibraltar have ever played.

Joint top scorer Lee Casciaro will be alongside him.

Can this side pull off the most famous result in their history?

Predicted Republic of Ireland line-up vs Gibraltar

Predicted Republic of Ireland line-up vs Gibraltar

Predicted Republic of Ireland line-up vs Gibraltar.

Predicted Gibraltar line-up vs Republic of Ireland

Predicted Gibraltar line-up vs Republic of Ireland

Predicted Gibraltar line-up vs Republic of Ireland.

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