It is hard to decide who will be the winner of this duel in the playoffs when it comes to European part of qualifiers, we can hardly determine the favourites, although it is probably Denmark in this first round because of the home court. When it comes to qualifiers, these two teams have been very similar and in the end it was clear that they could not get to the first place, so they fought for the second and they won those positions with key victories, with proviso that Ireland made that triumph in the last, and Denmark in the penultimate round. The last match between these two teams was a little over ten years ago, and then, in a friendly match, Ireland has mastered Denmark with 4-0.
All in all, a poor start f qualifiers has cost Denmark a direct placement at World Cup, although Poland was indeed at high level and the Danes were ultimately five points behind. They lost in Poland, with the proviso that they have mastered that team on their field with 4-0 and it was their best match. The key victory for the second place was the one in the previous round in Montenegro, because if they lost the second time from that team, they would not be in the playoffs now.
They even allowed themselves the luxury to play a draw with Romanians in the last round and all in all, Denmark has not lost the match in this calendar year. Coach Hareide cannot count on the left-hand back Durmisi, right-back Dalsgaard, and midfielder Wass and striker Dolberg for this match.
The team of Ireland has shown a character in the qualifiers and they achieved a victory when they were under the biggest pressure. True, a bit earlier in the qualifiers, they had a bad period, when they were three rounds without a win and when they were eliminated from the fight for first place, and particularly aching was the home defeat from Serbia after two draws in a row. They had to celebrate in the next round over Moldavia on their field, and that was the easiest part of the task because they had a match against Wales in the last round and given that they had one point less, the draw was not enough, while they could have been even first with a victory, although it was unrealistic to expect Serbia to lose from Georgia.
In the end, that did not happen, but Ireland managed to celebrate in Cardiff and thus get in the playoffs. Brady and McClean's returns have meant a lot for this difficult performance and this second one has achieved the only goal for the victory. Now because of the suspension, they cannot count on midfielder Meyler, Hendrick is questionable, which means that two places in midfield remain vacant. The candidates are Whelan and Hourihane.
There will probably be uncertainty in this match, but when it comes to first duel, Denmark is a favourite and this team has better individuals, although Ireland is somewhat more experienced when it comes to matches in the playoffs and they will not give up easily. We will, however, predict the victory of the host even if it is minimal.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Best Odds: 1.73 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 11-Nov-2017 20:45 CET
Event Result: 0:0(0:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units