Punters Come For Republic Of Ireland As Closing Victory Odds Shorten

Irish punters are showing increased confidence in Republic of Ireland as they bid to finish their World Cup Qualifying campaign with a victory against Luxembourg on Sunday.

Matt Doherty was denied a late winner against Portugal on Thursday when the referee awarded a foul in the build-up, but the 0-0 draw against the eighth ranked team in the world was a fifth consecutive game unbeaten for the Boys in Green, who can cement third place in the group by winning their final match.

The encouraging recent form means Stephen Kenny’s men will now kick off as favourites in the betting to do just that as…

We have clipped them into 23/20 from 7/5 to leapfrog Sunday’s opponents in Group A by bagging all three points

With a 1-0 victory for the visitors standing out as the most popular correct score having been trimmed into 5/1 from 6/1.

The hosts can also go into the clash buoyed by a 3-1 victory over Azerbaijan on Thursday, but the Republic of Ireland have been backed into 13/10 from 6/4 to shut out Luxembourg and bag a fourth consecutive clean sheet.

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