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Republic of Ireland vs Serbia: The big derby

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Big derby it is. The first and the second-placed team are encountering in one of the crucial matches of their respective campaigns. We expect a cautious start of the game, and a draw at the half time.


Stadium: Aviva Stadium

Date: 05 September 2017

Time: 19:45


Big derby it is. The first and the second-placed team are encountering in one of the crucial matches of their respective campaigns. We expect a cautious start of the game, and a draw at the half time.


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Reasons for betting on Republic of Ireland vs Serbia tip

This is the decisive match of this group. The top two teams are meeting in a direct clash, which could change everything regarding their positions. Serbia has two points more, but the Republic of Ireland has the home court advantage. The home team has to attack and to ensure three points. On the other hand, the guests have some room for calculating, but it is not in their nature to defend.

Ladies and gentlemen the most important match of Group D is ahead of us, and we are going to make a preview of it.

Republic of Ireland overview.

Georgia did their part of the job in this group. They snapped one point from Wales and one from Ireland, proving that they are a potential landmine. The game is Tbilisi, changed everything for the Republic of Ireland and they now have to defeat Serbia. Hosts are in an incredibly tough position because they have a game against Wales away from home.
We haven’t seen some convincing performances when playing in Dublin and they only recorded one win and 2 draws. All the games were extremely hard, and all of them ended with under 2.5 goals. Two of those games haven’t seen both teams to score. But there is one other fact which concerns Martin O’Neill. His team conceded at least one goal in previous 5 contests.

Serbia overview

The Serbians received an unexpected gift in the form of a draw in Georgia. This gives them the opportunity to play safely in Dublin, but as we said this team does not know how to defend. In only two games during this qualifiers, they’ve kept the clean sheets, and they manage to score in each event. Games they played were the most efficient with an average of more than 3 goals per game. 5 of the 7 games they played ended with over 2.5, and the ones where we haven’t seen this, concluded with both teams to score. This is our most important proof for the claim that the Serbs only know to attack.

Head to head matches

The Boys in Green had a chance to win in Belgrade, but in the end, they only got one point, 2-2. Before that game, Serbia and Republic of Ireland played two international games in 2014, 1-2 for Serbia, and a goalless draw in 2012

Prediction for the Republic of Ireland vs Serbia tip

The hosts are going to attack there is no doubt about that. On the other hand, Serbia is going to wait for its chance. That is why we think that both teams to score is the most likely outcome in Dublin.
We would also like to propose over 1.5 goals in the second half. That will be the decisive part of the match, and we believe that most of the action is going to happen in the second 45 minutes.

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