Republic of Ireland vs Germany BettingJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
The Republic of Ireland travel to the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen to take on a wounded German side still smarting from their 2-0 loss to Poland on Saturday. I’ll be looking at both teams for the game and giving you some of my famous betting tips.
Back my tips to profit this Tuesday and head into the weekend with some cash in your pocket.
The chastened World Champions will be looking for a strong response following their Group D loss to a side who had never beaten them in 19 previous matches.
At home, in front of a partisan crowd cheering them, I expect them to come out all guns blazing.
German coach Joachim Löw was diplomatic in his assessment of the loss saying, “I can’t fault the team but perhaps we should have made more of our chances.”
Behind closed doors however, he is likely to be distinctly unimpressed and will be looking for a suitable riposte from his side.
Assistant boss for the Republic of Ireland Roy Keane is aware of the challenge facing his men and said of the Poland result, “Whatever the result would have been over there, I suppose it was going to be a tough game anyway for us.”
The well-publicised shock loss to Poland could make this daunting fixture even more imposing for the Irish as Löw’s men will be hell bent on reclaiming top spot in Group D.
I’d be inclined to make Germany even further favourites for the game than they might otherwise have been, purely because I believe they will bounce back in style.
Following his superb hat trick in 18 minutes against Gibraltar, Robbie Keane will be chomping at the bit to have a crack at the Germans but it was Wes Hoolahan, the midfielder, who claimed the man of the match award with an assured display.
He will have to start following such an impressive performance and could be crucial to Ireland’s chances.
Richard Keogh will definitely miss the game, still being side-lined by a hamstring injury.
Germany have a clean bill of health for the game and Löw will think long and hard about the make-up of his team as he faces a team who he believes are strong on the counter.
Karim Bellarabi made a big impression on his debut, adding an energy and excitement to the German side that had been absent before his introduction.
Betting tips Germany vs Republic of Ireland
Germany are perhaps unsurprisingly priced at 1/4 for the win on Tuesday with Ireland a far out 14/1 with Bet365. Is it worth a punt on the Irish? Only the very brave would back the men in green, although the draw at 21/4 could be attractive to those looking to spread their risk.
If Germany hit their straps early, a Half Time/Full Time of Germany/Draw could tempt at Paddy Power with odds of 20/1. What price the Irish defence to hold?
More realistically a final score line of 3-1 in favour of Germany pays 10/1 with Paddy Power.