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Denmark v Republic of Ireland Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

November 17, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Ceres Park - UEFA Nations League

Denmark have secured their UEFA Nations League promotion with a win over Wales, relegating Martin O'Neill's Ireland in the process.

Past Meetings

Ireland drew 0-0 with Denmark in Dublin in the home leg of this game, and they also drew 0-0 with the Danes, back in 2017 in their first leg of World Cup play off.

However they were beaten 5-1 in the second leg, to ensure qualification to the 2018 World Cup.

Team News

Denmark have a slight fitness concern over striker Nicolai Jorgensen, who was withdrawn against Wales with a knee problem. If the Feyenoord striker is not fit, Ajax's Kasper Dolberg is on hand to step in.

Ireland are without striker Sean Maguire, who suffered a hamstring injury in the draw against Northern Ireland, with Glenn Whelan, Alan Browne and James McClean absent through injury and suspension.

O'Neill could hand a start to teenage striker Michael Obafemi, after he declared for the Republic ahead of the match against Northern Ireland.

Denmark v Republic of Ireland Predictions and Preview

Denmark were too strong for Wales home and away, and their goal less draw in Dublin is the only mark against them in this inaugural Euro Nations campaign.

The two sides have developed a rivalry over the past two years, and that will add an extra spice to this clash in Aarhus,

Ireland have been poor in recent games, with just one win in their last 10 games in competitive and friendly action, leading to real pressure on O'Neill, ahead of the European Championship qualifiers in March 2019.

However he looks set to stay on in the job, but he will be encouraged to blood some of his younger players and adopt a more attacking approach in the coming months.

That could start in this game, with promotion and relegation already assured, but a win is unlikely and a draw, at 14/5, looks to be a better option.

Three goals in their last five games for Ireland, and six for the same run of games for the Danes, shows that neither side are in excellent goal scoring form - and an under 2.5 total goals scored bet is available at 8/13.

Recommended Bets

A 1-1 at 13/2

Denmark could look to rest some of their star names, having already secure their passage into the top tier for the next Euro Nations League, handing an opportunity to O'Neill to build some confidence in his side as they approach the end of a particularly low key 2018 for the Boys in Green.

Michael Obafemi to score anytime at 4/1

Much of the attention was placed on the Southampton striker before last week's friendly, and with Shane Long and Maguire already ruled out through injury, O'Neill has hinted that he will turn to Obafemi. He has featured sporadically for Mark Hughes' side this season, but with Ireland in need of a boost, he could be called on.

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