Denmark vs Republic of Ireland: Danes to dominate in Aarhus
Denmark vs Republic of Ireland Match Preview and Predictions
Denmark were promoted to the top tier of the Nations League following a 2-1 win over Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday night.
[All odds correct at time of publication]
The Danes are also guaranteed a play-off to qualify for Euro 2020, should they fail to reach the tournament during the regular qualifying process.
Republic of Ireland have already been relegated to League C having failed to win any of their first three matches in the group.
When is it? Monday November 19th
What time is kick-off? 19:45
Where is it being played? Ceres Park
Which channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event
Who is the referee? Aliyar Aghayev
Denmark vs Republic of Ireland Betting Tips
Here are our best tips for the match and we also have a range of other markets available:
Denmark won a passionate contest 2-1 in Cardiff to secure promotion to League A as they preserved their unbeaten run in the group.
Nicolai Jorgensen gave Denmark a half-time lead and Martin Braithwaite's superb volley two minutes from time doubled their advantage to seemingly end Welsh hopes.
But Gareth Bale's instant response, as he slid home his 31st international goal after rounding Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, had the visitors hanging on at the end.
That win saw the Republic of Ireland relegated to League C and they will have only pride to play for in Aarhus.
Ireland were booed off after Thursday night's goalless friendly draw with Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium which left them with just one win in 10 games and growing frustration over a brand of football which has left supporters craving creativity.
Schmeichel and Thomas Delaney will be suspended for the game but the Danes should still have too much for an Ireland side low on confidence.
That makes the home side to win to nil at 6/5 an easy pick for the first of our Denmark vs Republic of Ireland predictions.
First goalscorer tips
Yussuf Poulsen is in good form for RB Leipzig this season with eight goals, including a brace against Bayer Leverkusen in the last match before the international break.
The forward opened the scoring for Denmark against Peru at the World Cup and also against Mexico in a friendly in the previous match, so first goalscorer odds of 6/1 look good value.
Anytime goalscorer tips
For punters looking for bigger odds and a more speculative bet, Zanka could be worth backing as an anytime scorer at 11/1.
The Huddersfield defender (whose real name is Mathias Jorgensen) is a threat at set-pieces and has already found the net in the Premier League this season, as well as for Denmark at the World Cup.
Where the game will be won or lost
Age Hareide has turned Denmark into a very tough side to break down and they impressed in reaching the last 16 of the World Cup before losing to eventual runners-up Croatia on penalties.
Taking out the 3-0 defeat to Slovakia in September, when an amateur team played because of a row over the squad's commercial rights, Denmark have now conceded only three times in 12 games.
Ireland will play their final fixture of the calendar year having won only once in eight outings to date, far from the ideal preparation for the Euro 2020 qualifiers, which get under way in March.
O'Neill has used many of those fixtures to blood new players and experiment with alternative systems, but he is well aware results have been disappointing.
Asked if he expected to have made more progress during the year, he said: "I would have hoped to, absolutely. I would like to have thought we could have found a wee bit more going forward, maybe have got an established goalscorer."
With that in mind, we are jumping on the BetStars odds boost of Denmark to win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 at 6/4 as the second of our free football tips.
We will round off our Denmark vs Republic of Ireland preview by backing the home side to win both halves at 3/1.
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