Reasons For the Republic Of Ireland vs Moldova Tip
Everything Ireland needs to do in order to reach the World Cup is to win the next two matches. The first one will be at home at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, and the opponents are Moldova. On the other hand, next one against Wales in Cardiff will be crucial. Nevertheless, the hosts have to be careful, and they cannot underestimate Moldova. Although the guests are the weakest team in the group, there is no room for any calculations or some relaxing.
The Republic of Ireland Preview
In four straight matches of this group, Republic of Ireland hasn’t won. After the unexpected draw against Georgia, 1-1, they lost against Serbia in Dublin 0-1, and that was terrible for them. This kind of development brought the hosts in a dangerous position in which they need to win both matches. Just a couple of months ago everything was in their hands, but Ireland managed to blow it all. After three straight draws and a defeat against the Serbs, the Irishmen are at the position number 3 in Group D. 6 of 8 matches they played in the qualifiers, ended with under 2.5 goals. When playing in Dublin, hosts only have 1 victory, 2 draws and 1 defeat with a total goal difference of 2-2. We do not have to say that all events were low efficient and under 3 goals. In fact, 3 of them concluded with one or none goals.
The guests are coming to Dublin with only one victory in the prior 10 games. And that was against San Marino, 2-0, probably the weakest team in whole Europe. Moldovans recorded just two points, and that was in the matches against Georgia which ended without winners on both occasions. In 8 clashes they scored only 4 times, and on the other hand, allowed 20 goals. Igor Dobrovolskiy’s team hasn’t got a victory or came near one during the whole qualifiers. Away from home, Moldova didn’t score in 3 games, and they have 1-10 goal difference. That pretty much tells you about their quality.
The Republic Of Ireland vs Moldova Head to Head
The only time when these two nations met, was the first leg in the October 2016. Ireland was better and won with 1-3. James McClean was absolutely fabulous in this match, as he scored 2 goals.
The Republic Of Ireland vs Moldova Prediction and Betting Tips
Anything but a clear and convincing win for the hosts would be an enormous Sensation. Our first pick is the Republic of Ireland wins with a handicap – 1.5. With one of the worst defenses in Europe, Moldova has nothing to hope for at Aviva Stadium, to be honest.
The second one would be the Republic of Ireland to score over 2.5 goals. Again, because of the reasons written above, we are sure that the hosts are going to have many chances and opportunities.