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Betting: Get Republic of Ireland at a massive 16/1 to beat Moldova

17:25 BST 06/10/2017
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New Paddy Power customers can get a huge boosted price of 16/1 (17.0) on Martin O'Neill's side taking another step towards next summer's World Cup

Republic of Ireland face two pivotal games in their quest to qualify for Russia 2018, starting with the visit of Moldova to Dublin on Friday evening.

Martin O'Neill's side are huge favourites to get the three points that would set up a blockbuster "winner-takes-all" clash with Wales on Monday in Cardiff.

Paddy Power price Ireland at just 1/8 (1.12) to secure victory at the Aviva Stadium, a quote that will be much too short for most punters to consider getting involved with, even against a side bottom of Group D with just two points to their name so far.

Anyone without an account though, can take advantage of a huge 16/1 (17.0) on a home win when opening a new account. Considering the original price indicates above an 88% chance of the hosts coming out on top, this double figure quote is expected to prove extremely popular with punters.

Simply register through the link provided, place your first bet on Ireland at the usual price shown on site and if, as expected, they win the game, then your returns will be topped up to the value of a 16/1 (17.0) selection. £1 max stake. Winnings paid in free bets, T&Cs apply.

Moldova have simply been outclassed in this campaign, conceding 20 goals in just eight matches thus far. The reverse fixture almost a year ago to the day finished 3-1 to the Boys in Green and with home advantage and realistic hopes of a play-off spot, there are few reasons to oppose O'Neill's men making the perfect start to this double header.

The visitors have played four matches on the road in this group, losing 4-0 in Cardiff, 2-0 to Austria and 3-0 to Serbia. The solitary point away home came courtesy of a 1-1 draw against Georgia and that was the only time they’ve managed to find the net.

Wales play Georgia in the early kick off but will be without superstar Gareth Bale, who will be missing for both Friday's game and Monday's clash against Ireland.

That should only add further hope to Ireland's cause, but first they must see off Moldova and 16/1 (17.0) looks a fantastic opportunity for those who want to cheer on O'Neill's side knowing that there's a much bigger potential return than the usual price would allow.

Get Rep of Ireland to beat Moldova at 16/1 (17.0) as a new Paddy Power customer