Mexico v Republic of Ireland Betting: Back a solitary goal to be the difference here

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Martin O'Neill's men travel to New Jersey for this international friendly fixture, but our tipster does not expect the goals to flow in this game

Mexico meet Republic of Ireland in an international friendly fixture in New Jersey on Thursday night.

This match represents the beginning of a hugely important month for El Tri, for Mexico face a crucial World Cup qualification double-header against Honduras and United States respectively, before travelling to Russia for the Confederations Cup, where they will face New Zealand and Portugal, as well as the host nation at the group stage.

As such, Juan Carlos Osorio's men will be determined to lay down a marker here and the Mexicans are chalked up as Betfair Sportsbook's 8/11 (1.73) favourites to win the game, with 12/5 (3.40) that the match ends in stalemate.

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Ireland, who reached the last 16 of the European Championships last summer, have enjoyed a fine start to their own World Cup qualification campaign and preparations for next weekend's crucial Group D game against Austria begin here.

Martin O'Neill's charges will also face Uruguay in Dublin this weekend, and they will be determined to kick off their warm-up fixtures in style. There is 7/2 (4.50) that the Boys in Green come out on top in this clash.

With so much at stake for both nations in upcoming fixtures, it would be no surprise if this match was lacking in intensity and, as such, the 8/11 (1.73) quote from the odds compilers for fewer than three goals to be scored could well prove popular with punters. 4/5 (1.80) is available that either side fails to find the net.

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Mexico have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five fixtures, while there was more than two goals scored in just one of those games. Ireland have conceded just twice in their last five fixtures, while O'Neill's outfit have managed more than a single strike in just one of those matches.

The offer is 2/1 (3.0) that there are fewer than two goals in this game - supporting that particular play would have seen punters profit from all but one of Republic of Ireland's last five fixtures and, with both nations focused on the more important matches that lie ahead, that trend could well continue in New Jersey.

As such, it is the 2/1 (3.0) quote for fewer than two goals to be scored that could provide punters with a path to profit ahead of this international friendly fixture.

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Under 1.5 goals at 2/1 (3.0) for a 1pt stake with Betfair