Christian Eriksen odds among Denmark v Republic of Ireland tips
FootyOn pick out the best World Cup play-offs bets with their Denmark v Republic of Ireland tips, which include Christian Eriksen odds.
The Republic of Ireland are unbeaten in four meetings (W2, D2) with World Cup play-offs opposition Denmark since last losing to them in November 1985.
There is a real danger of that 32-year run coming to an end, however, because of the form of the Danish midfield and the Irish are a best-price 5/4 with BetVictor to qualify from this tie.
A dozen or 60 per cent of the 20 goals Denmark scored in European qualifying Group E came from either Thomas Delaney or Christian Eriksen.
Werder Bremen’s Delaney, who was reportedly targeted by Everton, has four in his last four internationals and is worth a bet at top odds of 4/1 with Paddy Power to net again anytime.
Punt on in-form Eriksen odds has to be taken
It is Spurs playmaker Eriksen, however, who is bang in-form when playing for his country.
Having scored in six consecutive internationals, and seven in his last seven competitive games, the Tottenham man carries a huge threat.
Eriksen odds thus appeal in the anytime goalscorer market against the Irish at a best-price 5/2, as only four players in the whole of Europe bettered his qualifying tally of eight in 10.
Those players are Poland’s record poacher Robert Lewandowski (16), Portugal front two Cristiano Ronaldo (15) and Andre Silva (9) and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku (11).
In a tough pool containing multiple trips to Eastern Europe, the Danes conceded less than a goal per game (eight in 10), so Ireland will find it tough to break them down and a best-price 5/1 with Paddy Power to win this first leg.
McClean goal return same as Bale
Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have a huge task ahead of them, but can look to West Bromwich Albion winger James McClean for inspiration.
He has scored key goals on the road for the Republic in Moldova, Austria and Wales during this campaign.
McClean netted as many (four) as more illustrious Welsh counterpart Gareth Bale in European qualifying Group D and is also 4/1 with Paddy Power to strike again.
The Irish showed plenty of defensive nous of their own, however, letting just six goals in.
It’s the midfield battle that shapes the destiny of this first leg and World Cup play-offs tie, though, and Denmark are odds-on favourites for a home win here.
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