The Republic of Ireland’s Nations League campaign got off to a nightmare start following their 4-1 defeat to Wales.
Martin O’Neill’s side managed to earn a 1-1 draw away to Poland in friendly action in their last outing. Now can they get their first points on the board against Denmark tonight?
Ireland lost 5-1 when they hosted the Danes in a World Cup playoff last year. Christian Eriksen got a hat-trick that day, but he’s unlikely to be involved this time around.
Will his absence swing the game in Ireland’s favour? Ireland and Both Teams to Score is 6/1.
Eriksen’s absence will have a major impact on this one. Denmark’s attacking plays usually runs through him. They may find it hard to get going without the Tottenham Hotspur star.
Ireland will be looking to pack the midfield and get Shane Long in on the break. They’ve been struggling for form so O’Neill will want them to get the basics right without overcomplicating.
The home side will miss Seamus Coleman’s bursts down the right flank. The captain is a very important outlet. Cyrus Christie is set to fill in for him.
With Ireland on a poor run and Denmark set to be missing their main man, the likeliest First scorer is actually No Goalscorer at 5/1.
The Danish trio of Andreas Cornelius, Kasper Dolberg and Martin Braithwaite aren’t far behind at 6/1.
Long hasn’t bagged an international goal since October 2016. However, he’s level with Callum Robinson as Ireland’s best hope of breaking the deadlock at 13/2.
Where: Aviva Stadium
How to watch: Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event
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