Denmark v Republic of Ireland Betting Tips & Predictions – Monday 19th November 2018

Age Hareide’s Denmark welcome Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland to Ceres Park in Aarhus for a UEFA Nations League B, Group 4 fixture on Monday night. Before these two square off in Denmark, the Danes travelled to Cardiff to play Wales on Friday, which they won 2-1, thus sealing their promotion to League A. Meanwhile, Ireland, who sit rock bottom of the group, are relegated as a result of that Denmark victory so could be lacking intensity here given they can’t avoid that fate.

The Danes head into Monday’s game as the rightful favourites, with O’Neill’s men not fancied to win in Aarhus. Can the Green Army avoid defeat in Denmark’s second-largest city, or will the hosts be too strong on home turf?

Top Tips

Denmark to Win by 2 goals @ 10/3

Demark to Win 2-0 @ 5/1

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Denmark News: Danes in Good Form

Danish Football Fans During Match
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Denmark gained promotion by beating Wales 2-1 on Friday, despite a late strike from Gareth Bale. Denmark kicked off the Nations League with a good 2-0 win over Ryan Giggs’ Wales at Ceres Park, with the excellent Christian Eriksen scoring twice. The Tottenham Hotspur man opened the scoring on 32 minutes before adding a second from the spot in the second half. The Danes were then held to a goalless draw at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, with Eriksen missing out through injury.

Hareide’s Side Hard to Beat

Denmark had a fine 2018 FIFA World Cup in the summer, eventually losing out at the Round of 16 stage on penalties to runners-up Croatia. In fact, the Danes have been very hard to beat of late, losing just two of their last 13 competitive and friendly fixtures. One of those was a 3-0 loss to Slovakia with a team made up of third division and futsal players. Under Hareide, the Tin Soldiers have turned themselves into a very capable outfit.

Several Top Players in Denmark’s Squad

Denmark have a number of top players playing in Europe’s top leagues these days. The likes of Eriksen, Kasper Schmeichel, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Jonas Lossl and Kenneth Zohore all ply their trade in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Kasper Dolberg is at Ajax, Simon Kjaer is a Sevilla player and Yussuf Poulsen plays his football in Germany at Red Bull Leipzig. On paper, Denmark have a far superior squad to Ireland.

Republic of Ireland News: Irish Struggling for Form

Ireland Football Match at the Aviva Stadium
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Ireland warmed up for Monday’s match in Aarhus with a drab 0-0 draw with neighbours Northern Ireland. Republic goalkeeper Darren Randolph was the star of the show, keeping Norn Iron out with several top saves. Overall, Ireland were second best and were lucky to earn a draw in Dublin. The Irish have struggled to get results of late, winning just one of their last 10 in all competitions. Since beating USA in a friendly with a last-gasp Alan Judge goal back in June, the Green Army have lost two and drawn three of their following five.

One Point from a Possible Nine

Ireland have had a disappointing Nations League campaign to say the least. The Irish started with a humiliating 4-1 defeat to Wales in Cardiff, which they followed up with a 0-0 draw with the Danes at the Aviva Stadium. In their last Nations League encounter, O’Neill’s troops were beaten 1-0 by Wales in Dublin, with Harry Wilson scoring the only goal of the game. The Republic look destined to be relegated as they sit on just one point from three matches, three points behind Denmark and five points adrift of League B, Group 3 leaders Wales.

Analysis: Home Team to Ease Past the Irish

As we touched on, Denmark are not an easy nut to crack under Hareide, especially on Danish soil. Despite the Danes not having a lot to play for now they’ve guaranteed top spot with their win at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday, Denmark should have too much for Ireland to handle on Monday. O’Neill will demand a strong performance by his lads in Aarhus, but we fancy the home team to cruise to all three points in this one.

Danes to Dominate in Aarhus

Denmark have not lost on home soil since October 2016, when they were beaten 1-0 by Montenegro in a 2018 World Cup qualifier. Having seen off Wales in Aarhus back in September, the Danes will be eyeing up another home win on Monday. This should be a comfortable victory for the hosts, so put some money on Denmark to win by a two goal margin at odds of 10/3.

Third Successive 2-0 Home Win for the Danes

Denmark’s last two victories have both been 2-0 wins. The Danes beat Giggs’ Dragons 2-0 in their first Nations League match while they saw off Austria by that same scoreline in a friendly game back in October. Hareide’s side are priced at 5/1 to win 2-0 once again on Monday.

Spurs Man to Strike Again

Tottenham’s Eriksen has been a vital player for Denmark lately, scoring a staggering 15 goals in his last 19 appearances for his national side. Eriksen will be keen to get his name on the scoresheet yet again this Monday, and we’re backing Spurs’ No. 23 to score anytime at 13/8.

Recent Matches

Denmark have a pretty decent record against the Republic of Ireland of late, unbeaten in their last three meetings. Ireland’s last victory over the Danes came in August 2007, with two goals each by Robbie Keane and Shane Long giving them a big 4-0 win in Aarhus in a friendly. The pair also went head-to-head during qualifying for the 1994 World Cup, with both games ending in draws.

13th October 2018: Republic of Ireland 0 – 0 Denmark

When the pair locked horns at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last month, there was nothing to split them in a goalless draw. O’Neill’s men gave a decent account of themselves, although the Green Army ultimately failed to break down a resolute Danish defence. Both sides had their chances, but the 0-0 stalemate was a fair result on the night.

14th November 2017: Republic of Ireland 1 – 5 Denmark

The Boys in Green could not have begun this game any better as Shane Duffy headed home just six minutes in. The Danes, now needing to score, did not panic however and by the half hour mark they were level. Key man Eriksen single-handedly went on to end the contest courtesy of a superb hat-trick. It was his 11th goal of the qualifying campaign, a number only bettered by Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski.

11th November 2017: Denmark 0 – 0 Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland travelled to Denmark with the sole aim of shutting the door on the Scandinavians for the first leg of this World Cup play-off bout. The visitors needed a fair share of luck to keep the scoreline goalless but a combination of wasteful finishing and superb goalkeeping from Darren Randolph saw them hold on. It was the seventh consecutive away match that the Republic had avoided defeat in as their reputation of being tough to beat increased.

22nd August 2007: Denmark 0 – 4 Republic of Ireland

Robbie Keane added two more to his international tally in the first half as he helped guide his side to an effortless victory in Aarhus. Long also grabbed himself a brace and the Southampton striker may have the chance to fire past the Danes again if he’s able to shake off an ankle injury before Saturday.

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