While Ireland can’t afford to be complacent and won’t be publicly suggesting that it’s a case of ‘job done’, the 4-0 victory in Estonia has all but confirmed that Giovanni Trapattoni’s men will participate in the Euro 2012 finals.
As the visitors have no choice but to push forward, they could leave holes at the back so Ireland will look to keep things tight and pick Tarmo Ruutli’s men off on the break. Subsequently, a home win is on the cards but rather than hammer the Estonians 4-0, Ireland may have to settle for a one-goal margin of victory, priced by Boylesports at 13/5.
The visitors’ attacking intent could mean that both teams will score at the Aviva Stadium, an outcome William Hill offer at a tempting 6/4 and it’s 17/2 courtesy of bet365 for Ireland to shade it 2-1.
Ireland to beat Estonia by one – 13/5 (Boylesports)