Ireland vs Denmark – 2018 World Cup Qualification : In one of this Tuesday’s football matches…
In what will be one of the last matches of this qualification stage for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Ireland, managed by Martin O’Neill, will face Denmark, managed by Age Hareide, on the 2nd leg of this play-off, after a 0-0 draw in the first leg.
On that match, the hosts had serious difficulties to overcome a British side who was very clustered up on their own midfield and their box, with a very cohesive defence,
looking to close the Scandinavians all the space and causing them serious troubles to bring a decent advantage to the 2nd leg in Ireland. This way, we’ll see how this 2nd leg will go.
Denmark, in a certain way, can only complain about themselves for not reaching this 2nd leg with an advantage on the score line,
since they had serious troubles countering the strategy that was prepared by the Irish manager Martin O’Neill,
not taking advantage of the home factor in their favour and now maybe having some problems ensuring their qualification in Irish grounds.
As for the Brits, they were able to go into this 2nd leg with a 0-0 result, which will allow them to take advantage of the home match to torment the Nordics (and not many teams were able to get positive results, on the past few months, playing against the Irish in Ireland).
Ireland vs Denmark – Betting Tip and Prediction:
For this match, I believe on an Irish strategy much similar to the one they used on the 1st leg,
looking to close the paths to their goal with a lot of players on their own midfield and looking to hand over the initiative to the Scandinavians, even more because they are clearly the better one of these two teams.
Still, and considering the home advantage, I think that the hosts will have, at the same time, a more objective approach, trying to cause their opponents some troubles,
namely on the attacking set pieces (and it will be tough for Denmark to score in Ireland if they concede first).
This way, I believe that we will have a closed match once again, without many goal chances and, who knows, it might even go to extra time, or even penalties.
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