Competition: Euro 2016
Market: Ireland to win against Bosnia
Odds: 6/4 @ Bet 365
The Republic of Ireland welcome Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium for the second leg of their Euro 2016 playoffs on Monday night, and are big favourites to come out on top on home soil to book their place in next year’s tournament. The reverse- fixture is perfectly poised after the two sides drew at the Bilino Polje, but Ireland are being tipped to see past The Dragons.
A goalless draw will be enough to see Martin O’Neill’s men through, but Ireland will be going all out for the win. The hosts have a brilliant record in their own backyard from their impressive qualifying campaign, and have a strong enough squad to get a result. This is a side that took four points off world champions Germany in Group D, and finishing just behind the Eagles and Poland is a brilliant achievement.
Despite the stiff competition, the Republic of Ireland were unbeaten at the Aviva Stadium in the qualifiers, winning just three and drawing two of their five group games. They have conceded only two goals in this time, so Bosnia have a real challenge to get a result. The visitors are coming into this clash off the back of fine form, however, winning five of their last six Group B games to earn a playoff place, but they have dropped points in three of their last five away outings.
As a result, Ireland are in pole position to win against Bosnia-Herzegovina which will confirm their place in the 2016 European Championships. A goalless draw at the Aviva Stadium is enough to send the home side through, but victory will be the objective.
Bet: Republic of Ireland to see past Bosnia-Herzegovina in tonight’s Euro 2016 playoffs @ 6/4 with Bet 365 >>