Rep.Ireland v Denmark: Expect another nervy contest in Dublin
Only three spots remain for next summer’s World Cup in Russia, and tonight we’ll discover which of the Republic of Ireland or Denmark bags one of them.
The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen, a result which ensures tonight’s tie in Dublin hangs firmly in the balance.
But these play-offs – in Europe and across the globe – have proven remarkably cautious.
Each of the last six play-off results have ended 0-0. Nations have been desperate to avoid defeat rather than risk going for victory.
Or you could cover yourself and go draw and under 2.5 goals at 2/1.
The odds may lean towards Denmark, but the Irish shouldn’t be discounted.
Martin O’Neill’s men have lost only one of their last 13 competitive games on home soil, while Denmark have failed to win six of their last 10 away qualifiers.
And in James McClean, Ireland boast a player who likes to turn up when it matters.
The 28-year-old was ROI’s top-scorer in Group D, and netted both winners in the crucial away games in Wales and Austria.
For the Danes, their magic man is Christian Eriksen.
The Tottenham Hotspur ace was Denmark’s top scorer with six goals, and had scored in six consecutive games before Saturday’s 0-0.
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