Republic of Ireland vs USA Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Ireland vs USA | Tuesday 18 November, 2014 | Aviva Stadium | 19:45
The Republic of Ireland host USA in Dublin on Tuesday in what looks set to be one of the most exciting of this week’s international friendlies.
Ipswich striker David McGoldrick and Derby full-back Cyrus Christie will make their first appearances for Ireland in the clash after receiving their international call-ups last week.
Meanwhile Green Army veterans Robbie Keane and Darron Gibson will be rested having featured in the weekend’s Euro qualifier defeat against Scotland.
Gibson will be treated for a minor knee problem incurred against Scotland and will be hoping to be fit to return for Everton in the Premier League clash against West Ham on Saturday.
Keane will return to LA Galaxy to prepare for the Major League Soccer playoffs while USA players Jermaine Jones, Lee Nguyen, DeAndre Yedlin and DaMarcus Beasley have also been excused from the game for club duty.
Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, when asked whether he was looking for a good performance or a good result in Tuesday’s game, said “Both. I’d like to see how a few of the players are going to cope with the type of game but I’d also like to get back to winning.”
The USA continued their winless streak against Colombia on Friday, losing 2-1 when they played in London. The side has been unable to win a game since the World Cup, drawing against both Ecuador and Honduras since the summer’s showpiece.
“Many players are struggling to get back into shape after the World Cup,” said boss Jurgen Klinsmann, “especially the European players. It takes a lot out of you. The World Cup is a huge deal. It’s a two-month, high-intensity camp that you go through. It’s understandable.
“That’s why we conceded a goal two minutes from the end, against Honduras and Colombia.”
Republic of Ireland vs USA Betting Tips
Ireland will be hoping for a boost from their new recruits and are the favourite to win in what could be a very close match.
Betway has Republic of Ireland to win and both teams to score priced at 7/2 which is a solid bet while David McGoldrick looks good to score first on his debut, priced at 6/1 at Betfred.