Denmark vs Ireland – 2018 World Cup Qualification: The play-off between Denmark and the Republic of Ireland will, in the first place…
Be the one where balance should set the tone, of the several that will complete this European play-off of qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Both teams have experienced some difficulties on the group stage, which helps to explain the necessity of overcoming this play-off.
Denmark had Poland on their group, which is a very strong opponent, a level above them in terms of quality and potential.
Besides that, they struggled against Montenegro, against whom they lost at home, and against Romania, against whom they got 2 draws,
finishing in 2nd place thanks to a bigger consistency and an unexpected win against Poland that ended up giving them some tranquillity.
The Republic of Ireland was involved in one of the most balanced groups of this qualification stage, with Serbia finishing in 1st place and Wales and Austria showing clear signs of having enough ability to fight for the qualification.
The Irish have overcome their opponents thanks to a more consolidated competitive experience, but they will have to put up a good show on this first leg, to return home with a strong result, capable of being managed.
Denmark vs Ireland – Betting Tip and Prediction:
These two national teams haven’t met in over ten years and their records between home and away matches during the qualification stage aren’t consistent enough to declare a trend for this match.
At the same time, pressured by the fear of failing, that can lead to a much more closed encounter than, in other situation, it was expected of teams like Denmark and the Republic of Ireland.
Considering the average of ages of the best Danish players, this World Cup is an opportunity to shine and gain experience.
For the Irish it is clearly a last change before a much needed generational change.
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