Republic of Ireland went to Sweden as big outsiders but claimed a deserved to point to keep their hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup very much alive. However, if they are to get to Brazil, Giovanni Trapattoni’s side can’t afford to drop any points as they entertain Austria in Dublin.
Robbie Keane’s absence with a calf injury is a blow for the hosts but they can nevertheless edge a low-scoring encounter at the Aviva Stadium.
BetVictor chalk the Irish up at 13/2 to bag the game’s only goal, Ladbrokes mark 11/4 against a home win by one and Coral make Trapattoni’s troops 9/2 to emerge victorious on the back of a level first period.
With goals set to be at a premium though the best bet is arguably bet365′s 3/1 for Ireland to prevail and the scorers to be troubled on fewer than 2.5 occasions.
Ireland to win and under 2.5 goals – 3/1 (bet365)