Our football match prediction:
Telia Parken in Copenhagen will host Saturday’s football game between Denmark and Republic of Ireland, who face each other in the 2018 World Cup play-offs. Denmark are on a nine-game unbeaten run ahead of the visit of Ireland and they are likely to go for a win in the first leg. Christian Eriksen is enjoying a very successful season and the Tottenham Hotspur ace is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. The Danes are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that the Boys in Green often struggle on the travels, home win should be considered. Martin O’Neill’s men booked their place in the play-offs by beating Wales in Cardiff in their last group game, but it has to be noted that the Dragons were without Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale in the decider. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Denmark.
Highlighted Player (Eriksen):
Christian Dannemann Eriksen born on 14th of February 1992 is a Danish football who plays as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur. Eriksen played in the youth of Odense BK and Ajax Amsterdam where he got picked up by Tottenham Hotspur after 3 seasons. On 29th of August Eriksen got transferred for 13 million euro and is one of the most expensive Danish football players of all time. Christian Eriksen made his debut in March 2010 for the Danish national team and was the youngest player during the World Cup in 2010. So far Eriksen played for over 200 club games for Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur. Eriksen is known for his great passing skills and game overview. In his career Eriksen managed to become national champion with Ajax 3 times and won several individual prices for being one of the most talented player of the moment.
Highlighted Team (Ireland):
Competing as an independent entity since 1953, Republic of Ireland have struggled to match the world’s best national teams ever since, although they did achieve several respectable results on the road. Their best ever result, the 1990 World Cup quarter-final, was achieved with a big smile from Lady Luck seeing that the Irish reached the last eight without winning a single match. They have since reached the last 16 stage at the 1994 and 2002 tournaments, while only qualifying for three European Championship finals (1988, 2012, 2016). The Irish were in the top 10 of the FIFA Rankings in 1993 and 1994, but have failed to repeat the success in the next twenty odd years, and it appears they are no closer to bridging the gap behind European powerhouses. Robbie Keane holds the record for most national team caps and goals at the same time, having bagged 67 in 143 appearances, whereas Niall Quinn, Steve Staunton, Damien Duff, Tony Cascarino and Don Givens are some of the other star players.