Republic of Ireland v Denmark – Tuesday 19:45, Sky Sports
It’s all to play for as these two played out a dire goalless draw in Denmark on Saturday night. Martin O’Neill set his side out to be in the tie come the second-leg and he achieved this despite having just 28% possession in Copenhagen. Worryingly though, they only tested Kasper Schmeichel with one serious effort in 90 minutes, so an away goal here would be damaging as it would require Ireland to score twice which seems unlikely after just four goals in five home qualifiers.
Organisation is the hosts’ strength and we expect them to be ultra-defensive here, especially to start with. Under 2.5 Goals is as short as 1.45 but given there have been no goals in the opening 45 in five of Ireland’s last eight home qualifiers, a 0-0 half-time score looks the best way to back a cagey affair.Upto £25 in Free Bets
Denmark will be made to work extremely hard for any sort of advantage as the Irish have kept six clean sheets in their last eight qualifiers at home and their aim will be to take the tie as deep as possible. With this in mind, another goalless 90 minutes looks worth a punt at 6.5.
The Danes were by far the better side throughout qualifying and in the first leg and having kept a clean sheet in that tie any goal from the visitors would almost kill the tie. So Denmark to qualify for Russia 2018 is our bet.