Ireland vs Moldova Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Ireland welcome Moldova at Aviva Stadium in the pivotal match for the hosts who will be aiming to keep their World Cup dreams alive as they face Moldova. O’Neil and his men will be checking the other results at the half-time as Serbia and Wales both play their crucial visits, and they need a slip from at least one side to have a chance to reach the playoffs.
Ireland are sitting in the third position with 13 points earned. They are in the horrendous form as they haven’t registered a single victory in the last four games which significantly impaired their chances for the participation in Russia. The latest 0-1 defeat from Serbia on the home turf was extremely painful for the hosts and it will be interesting to see whether they able to find the motivation needed to bounce back. Ireland’s matches at Aviva Stadium haven’t been impressive so far as they have only one victory from four games in addition to two draws and a sole defeat.
Moldova on the other hand are the worst team in the group with only two points earned. Similar to Georgia, they are only playing now for UEFA coefficient in order to improve their position at the FIFA standings. They are winless in their group and scored only 4 while allowing 20 goals so far. Moldova especially struggled on the road as they were only able to earn a point in Georgia from the 1-1 while suffering a defeat in the remaining three visits.
Ireland bested Moldova 1-3 in the only meeting between the two sides, back in 2016. Back then Long scored immediately in the 2nd half but Bugaev equalized in the last minute of the first half. However, Ireland were a class above Moldova in the second half and deservedly scored twice through McClean which secured the victory.
Ireland vs Moldova Prediction
Ireland like to play strong and aggressive football in defending and it will be a true football battle in the midfield. Republic of Ireland have played with under 2.5 goals scored in last three matches. The Irish are still reeling from a 1-0 loss to Serbia last time out and all players are in full of confidence. Their main objective for the match will be strong defending and ball possession. On the other side Moldova are not in fine fettle. Moldova have lost all of their meetings with the top four so far and they must be underdogs on this match. Ireland have only scored more than one goal once in their last six competitive matches and they will do their best to win all three points against Moldova.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Ireland vs Moldova Prediction: Ireland to win. We expect from the Irish to finish this game without conceding and our second betting pick for the match is Ireland to win with nil. Maybe correct score will be 2-0. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips