Ireland warmed up for their World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands in ideal fashion, hammering ten-man Georgia 4-0 in Dublin on Sunday and that result should set them up for another victory at the Aviva Stadium.
The points are crucial for Giovanni Trapattoni’s charges, who are in a three-way battle for second spot behind Germany in Group C and as their odds of 1/10 with William Hill, the Irish are pretty much a banker to secure the required win.
The visitors have lost all four of their matches so far, conceding 15 goals and scoring just twice in the process so it seems likely that the hosts will prevail ‘to nil’, an outcome bet365 offer at 4/9.
More specifically, it’s an alluring 6/1 at 888Sport for Trapattoni’s side to record a 2-0 triumph against a Faroes outfit certain to try and put men behind the ball but it could be slightly more comfortable for Ireland, who are 11/2 (youwin) to card a 3-0 success.
In attack for the home side, Robbie Keane will become his country’s most capped player and the Ireland skipper, who helped himself to a brace in Sunday’s friendly against Georgia, is 3/1 courtesy of BetVictor to celebrate breaking the appearances record by opening the scoring.