It’s been a qualifying campaign to forget for the Irish, but they’ve got a chance to salvage some pride on Thursday night as they host Portugal.
The visitors themselves are pushing for top spot in the group and won’t be in the mood to roll over in Dublin.
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- Over 2 goals in the match
- Cristiano Ronaldo to score last
- Shane Duffy to be booked
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Rep of Ireland v Portugal Bet Builder Betting Tip:
Over 2 goals in the match
Portugal are full of attacking flair, averaging 2.5 goals per game so far in their qualifying campaign.
Ireland aren’t exactly leaky, but may struggle for purpose and morale against the Euro 2016 winners.
The Irish bagged three in their last qualifier against Azerbaijan, so may well join the party in Dublin, making a game of it.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score last
Cristiano Ronaldo is the definition of clutch.
Three of his last six international goals have come after the 85th minutes, and the Manchester United star is also enjoying late, late shows for his club.
He’s bound to score on Thursday, isn’t he? Backing him to punctuate the result with the last goal shows value.
Shane Duffy to be booked
Shane Duffy has received two yellows in his last four appearances for Brighton, totalling four for the domestic season.
He’s enjoying a good run in the Irish defence but could be put under the spotlight on Thursday if the visitors find their rhythm.
*Please note that all odds are correct at the time of article publication.