Republic of Ireland vs Denmark: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & World Cup play-off preview

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The tie is delicately poised as both sides have one last chance to book their place at the biggest tournament in the world

The Republic of Ireland will endeavour to add their name to the 32 teams competing in the 2018 World Cup as they face Denmark in a winner-takes-all clash on Tuesday.

The sides could not be separated in the first leg of the play-off in Copenhagen, which ended 0-0, but they will both be doing everything in their power to exert dominance in the second leg.

Ireland have home advantage and they will be determined to give the Aviva Stadium faithful something to celebrate by securing victory

Game Republic of Ireland vs Denmark
Date Tuesday, November 14
Time 19:45 GMT / 14:45 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Shane Duffy Republic of Ireland

In the United Kingdom (UK), the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Football and by live stream using Sky Go.

In Ireland, the game will be broadcast live on television on RTE 2 and online via the RTE Player.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go

In the United States (US), the match will be available to watch live on FS2 and by live stream using Fox Sports GO.

US TV channel Online stream
FS2 Fox Sports GO

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Republic of Ireland players
Goalkeepers Westwood, Doyle, Randolph
Defenders Duffy, Christie, Clark, Ward, O'Shea, McShane, Doherty, K. Long
Midfielders Whelan, McGeady, Brady, Arter, Hendrick, McClean, O'Dowda, Hourihane, Hoolahan, Meyler
Forwards S. Long, Hogan, Murphy

David Meyler returns from the suspension that ruled him out of the first leg and the Hull City midfielder is likely to slot back into the team, potentially replacing Callum O'Dowda. Daryl Murphy plowed a lone furrow with little success in the first leg and Southampton's Shane Long may be restored to the starting XI.

The Boys in Green are without their captain Seamus Coleman, while Jonathan Walters and James McCarthy are also on the sidelines. Goalkeeper Rob Elliot has dropped out of the squad due to bereavement and he has been replaced by Colin Doyle.

Potential England starting XI: Randolph; Ward, Clark, Duffy, Christie; Meyler, Arter, Hendrick, Brady, McClean; Long.

Position Denmark players
Goalkeepers Schmeichel, Lossi, Ronnow
Defenders Vestergaard, Kjaer, Knudsen, Christensen, Bjelland, M. Jorgensen, Stryger-Larsen, Ankersen
Midfielders Jensen, Kvist, Delaney, Eriksen, Lerager, Schone, Sisto
Forwards Fischer, Bendtner, N. Jorgensen, Poulsen, Cornelius, Braithwaite

Neither side were shown yellow cards in the first leg so Denmark, like Ireland, have no suspensions to worry about.

Having witnessed his side struggle to open up the Irish defence in the first leg, Age Hareide may opt for a different approach in Dublin, perhaps introducing RB Leipzig attacker Yussuf Poulsen from the beginning.

Potential Brazil starting XI: Schmeichel; Stryger-Larsen, Kjaer, Bjelland, Ankersen; Kvist, Delaney, Eriksen; Sisto, Poulsen, N. Jorgensen.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


James McClean Republic of Ireland Thomas Delaney Denmark

Despite being away from home, Denmark are slight favourites at 7/4 according to dabblebet, with the Republic of Ireland priced at 2/1. A draw between the sides - which could suit the Danes - is a 15/8 bet.

Nikolai Jorgensen is the favourite to score first at 9/2, while Daryl Murphy follows at 5/1. Shane Long has endured a goal drought, but he is 13/2 to open the scoring.

Click here to see dabblebet's markets for the World Cup play-off between Ireland and Denmark.


GAME PREVIEW


Martin O'Neill Republic of Ireland

Ireland have only reached the finals of three World Cups and Martin O'Neill has the opportunity to write his name into the history books by guiding his team to Russia in 2018.

The former Celtic boss steered the team to Euro 2016 and finished second to Serbia in qualifying, but his team's style of play has come in for plenty of criticism along the way.

Denmark completely dominated the first leg on Saturday, but, despite the best efforts of Christian Eriksen, Pione Sisto and Yussuf Poulsen, they could not find a way through a resilient Irish defence.

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O'Neill will be hopeful that his players can continue to frustrate the Danes on Tuesday, but he will have to alter his game-plan somewhat if they are to find a goal of their own and take control of the game.

Ireland's competitive home record under the current boss sustained its only blot in September when they narrowly lost to Serbia, but they will still take confidence from their record at the stadium, which stands at six wins, four draws and one loss.

Should Ireland upset the odds and win, they will end a 16-year wait for World Cup football and the opprobrium directed towards O'Neill may abate, for a while at least.

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