Republic of Ireland v Serbia betting tips: Irish eye maiden win
Republic of Ireland v Serbia betting tips and odds
Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualification hopes are virtually over following Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Azerbaijan as they look to get their first win of Group A against Serbia.
Stephen Kenny’s side have just one point from four games at the halfway stage and are 5/2 to beat the Serbs, who top the group ahead of Portugal on goal difference.
Shane Duffy got the Irish out of jail against Azerbaijan with an 87th-minute header but their first point of the campaign against a team ranked 112th in the world by FIFA was scant consolation.
Ireland lost 3-2 against Serbia on matchday one despite taking the lead and are 23/20 to lose once more against a team that crushed Luxembourg 4-1 on Saturday thanks to a first-half double from Aleksandar Mitrovic.
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In our #GetAPrice specials, Serbia to win or draw, Republic of Ireland to score 0.5 goals in the first half and under 3.5 goals in the match, which would have paid out in the hosts’ last three matches, is a shade under evens.
Skipper Seamus Coleman has been ruled out with an injury sustained against Azerbaijan, so Fulham full-back Cyrus Christie has been drafted into the squad.
Dara O’Shea missed Saturday’s game through injury which meant Andrew Omobamidele played in a back three, with Matt Doherty deployed as a right-wing-back.
Shane Long also missed both qualifiers having tested positive for Covid and is unlikely to feature in a team that went with a 3-5-1-1 at the weekend, with Adam Idah leading the line and Troy Parrott just behind.
Serbia played in a 4-3-3 against Luxembourg and in the win against the Republic when Mitrovic scored twice off the bench.
Mitrovic is understandably the 3/1 favourite to score the game’s opener, 13/10 to find the net at any time or 13/2 to bag at least a double as he has done in three of Serbia’s four qualifiers.
Dusan Tadic is 11/2 and 12/5 in the first two markets while Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is 17/2 and 7/2 in our Republic of Ireland v Serbia betting tips.
Ireland’s last two goals have come from defenders so we go 17/2 and 10/1 on either Shane Duffy or John Egan scoring, although they can be backed at 20/1 and 25/1 respectively to break the deadlock.
Where: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
When: 19:45, Tuesday 7th September
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication