Ireland – Denmark SOCCER PICKS
Game with taste of revenge is what awaits us this Saturday at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, when Ireland receives the visit of Denmark, in game that corresponds to Group 4 of League B in the UEFA Nations League.
The qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup Russia was not easy for those led by Martin O’Neill, but despite this they managed to finish second in their group and thus get into the playoff round where they just faced Denmark and so again they had to settle for watching the World Cup on television.
After this event, the Green Army has been making some friendlies and with not very positive results, let’s say that they lost games against Turkey and France and then they won 2-1 against the United States.
For its debut in the UEFA League of Nations the result was more of the same, as they traveled to Wales and were defeated with a convincing 4-1, in a game that was practically sentenced in the first half where Wales scored three goals.
In order to regain confidence a friendly against Poland was planned and the result was a poor tie at one goal, that is, if we want to be more specific Ireland this 2018 played five games, lost three and barely won one, so this Saturday they have to give a huge turn to add a victory that allows him to get into the fight for the first place in the group.
For their part, those led by Åge Hareide come to make a good presentation at the recent World Cup Russia 2018 where they reached the last 16, being eliminated in that instance by the one who in the end was a finalist such as Croatia and was under the modality of the criminal route.
But in the end, now is the time to focus on their participation in the UEFA League of Nations where they aim to move up the ranks and for the moment they have started on the right foot after beating Wales 2-0 at home, in a game where their maximum referring to the goal as it is Christian Eriksen was present with a double.
Eriksen is taking his team forward and without neglecting the good work of his goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel who was one of the figures of the Danes at the 2018 World Cup, and they will look for a triumph on Saturday that will strengthen them at the top of the group and why not, until securing his promotion to League A of this UEFA League of Nations.
The last time these teams met was very special, as it was for a playoff game for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, in a series that looked bad for the Danes, since on Danish soil it was a goalless draw and then on the They started with the score in favor of the green, but after that Eriksen appeared to score a triplet and then with the help of Christensen to sentence a 1-5 final and thereby take the sleep of all Ireland.
With that victory Denmark broke a five-game losing streak without beating Ireland, where even the Greens had two wins.