Bet of the Day: Back a draw between Denmark and Republic of IrelandPublished on: June 7, 2019Author: Jamie Clark
Euro 2020 qualifying continues on Friday with Group D leaders the Republic of Ireland facing their toughest task to date away in Denmark (Sky Sports, kick-off: 19:45 BST).
Mick McCarthy’s men actually know plenty about the Danes as they played the Scandinavian side twice at the back end of last year in the UEFA Nations League.
Both of those matches finished goalless, so another draw between these two at a standout 14/5 with Unibet is well worth considering.
Three of the last four battles between the Irish and Denmark have ended in stalemate with all games taking place since November 2017.
That means the same bookmaker’s odds of 13/2 for a 0-0 result again here could turn out to be a rewarding punt.
While on paper this looks like something of a mismatch with the Dane odds-on favourites to win, McCarthy has already said how happy he would be with a draw.
Eriksen alternative value for goal in game
Denmark’s star turn Christian Eriksen has just complete a long club season in which he played 51 games for Tottenham.
Given he scored a hat-trick against Ireland in the 2018 World Cup play-offs, the attacking midfielder looks a tasty alternative for a goal anytime at 23/10 with Coral – a price that is definite value.
Whether or not Eriksen is fatigued after Spurs’ run to the Champions League final remains to be seen.
Some of his comments after the defeat in Madrid by Liverpool suggest that his mind is more on the future than this international match.
The Danes have only played one Euro 2020 qualifier so far and drew 3-3 with Switzerland. Given they reached the Nations League semis, the Swiss must be regarded as contenders in Group D too.
Plenty points to honours being even, then, especially as Ireland look likely to play for one in Copenhagen.
Bet of the Day: 14/5 with Unibet, Denmark and Republic of Ireland to draw.