Scotland v Republic of Ireland tips – honours even at Celtic Park
Republic of Ireland set to avoid defeat when they head to Glasgow on Friday
November 12th, 2014
Gordon Strachan and Martin O’Neill are both delighted with how their respective teams have started the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign although a draw on Friday would play into the hands of Germany and Poland.
Those are the other two teams set to thrash it out for an automatic qualifying place, with the world champions almost certain to come out on top, although Scotland’s 2-2 draw in Warsaw indicates that the runner-up place is very much up for grabs.
There is less pressure on the Republic for this match considering they have seven points on the board thus far, following up wins against Georgia and Gibraltar with a draw in Gelsenkirchen.
Bet365 offer 23/10 about an away win in Glasgow and that has to be considered considering that there are some class acts in this Republic team, with a victory in this match making them likely candidates to finish second in the group.
Seamus Coleman is one of the best right-backs in Europe, with Aiden McGeady also doing well for Everton this term, while Robbie Keane boasts an excellent record for his country and looks set to lead the line in this game.
John O’Shea can run the show in defence and Scotland demonstrated when recently beating Georgia 1-0 that home matches are going to be tough when it comes to breaking down the opposition.
The Scots are probably a touch short at 7/5 to get over the line in this game, with the draw at 11/5 and perhaps that is the best bet of all.
We can’t resist having a bet on Seamus Coleman at 26/1 considering he will be bombing forward at any opportunity, although the more realistic scoreline is 0-0 and that leads is to have a bet on No Goalscorer.
Draw @ 11/5 with bet365
Seamus Coleman to score first @ 25/1 with bet365
No Goalscorer @ 13/2 with Betfred