Rep. of Ireland v New Zealand Prediction, Preview & Odds – Friendly
We have a Rep. of Ireland v New Zealand prediction plus betting odds for you as we preview this Tuesday’s international friendly.
How To Watch the Republic of Ireland v New Zealand
When is the Republic of Ireland v New Zealand?
Republic of Ireland v New Zealand will take place at 7.45 pm on Tuesday, November 21st.
The Republic of Ireland v New Zealand international friendly will be broadcast on RTÉ 2.
You can live stream the game on RTÉ Player.
Where is the Republic of Ireland v New Zealand Being Played?
The Republic of Ireland are at home so this fixture will be played at their home ground the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
Republic of Ireland v New Zealand Odds
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The Republic of Ireland, despite their questionable form and performances, come into this game as 8/15 favourites.
New Zealand are underdogs at odds of 5/1 to shock the Aviva crowd on Tuesday night.
The draw is priced up at 3/1.
Republic of Ireland: -1 @ 6/4
New Zealand +1 @ 11/8
Handicap Draw: -1 @ 23/10
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Republic of Ireland v New Zealand Weather Forecast
The weather is expected to be 7 degrees at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday evening with a 0% chance of rain.
Republic of Ireland v New Zealand Preview
Republic of Ireland’s Form
The Republic of Ireland comes into this following their 1-0 defeat against the Dutch in Amsterdam on Saturday. That result ended a disastrous Euro 2024 qualifying campaign under Stephen Kenny on an absolute whimper.
While another one-goal deficit paints a certain picture of competitiveness, the reality remains that had it not been for the heroics of Gavin Bazunu between the sticks, it could’ve ended 5-0 to an average Dutch team with key players missing.
For a man who has seemingly had nine lives during his Ireland tenure (even coming from someone who supported him all the way), victory alone over New Zealand in isolation would still not be enough to save his job. We have analysed some of the candidates in the conversation to replace Stephen Kenny as Ireland Manager here.
This will likely prove to be Stephen Kenny’s last game as manager and with James McClean returning for one last game in an Irish jersey too. There is almost the air of a testimonial about this game.
That being said, Ireland should still have enough to beat New Zealand and in the loosest interpretation of it all “avenge the RWC Quarter-Final defeat” from last month! Hopefully, Kenny gives some younger players a chance in his final game in charge.
Rep. of Ireland’s Last Five Results
Netherlands 1-0 Ireland | November 18th | Loss
Gibraltar 0-4 Ireland | October 16th | Win
Ireland 0-2 Greece | October 13th | Loss
Ireland 1-2 Netherlands | September 10th | Loss
France 2-0 Ireland | September 7th | Loss
1 Win, 4 Losses
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New Zealand’s Form
New Zealand’s football credentials are far removed from their rugby ones! The side is currently ranked 103rd in the world. Their highest ranking is 47th and that came all the way back in August of 2002.
The All Whites are coached by Englishman Darren Bazeley who has spent the bulk of his 12-year coaching career in several roles for the New Zealand Football Federation. In their last five games, they have had three defeats, one draw and one victory. That victory came 2-1 against China back in March.
There will be plenty of familiar faces on display in Dublin on Tuesday night though. New Zealand’s all-time top goal-scorer Chris Wood, with 34 goals, will be familiar to those who follow the Premier League and closer to home their defender Nando Pijnaker currently plies his trade for Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland with striker Max Mata a former player of the side also.
New Zealand’s Last Five Results
Greece 2-0 New Zealand | November 17th | Loss
Australia 2-0 New Zealand | October 17th | Loss
New Zealand 1-1 DR Congo | October 13th | Draw
Sweden 4-1 New | Zealand | June 23rd | Loss
New Zealand 2-1 China | March 26th | Win
3 Losses, 1 Draw and 1 Win
Republic of Ireland v New Zealand Predicted Lineups
Republic of Ireland Predicted XI
RB: Ebosele, CB: Omobamidele, CB: Scales, LB: Manning
CM: Cullen, CM: Knight
RW: Moran, AM: Parrott, LW: Johnson
New Zealand Predicted XI
RCB: Bindon, CB: Smith, LCB: Cacace
RM: Singh, RCM: Stamenic, CM: Payne, LCM: Garbett, LM: Bell
CF: Wood, CF: Mata
Republic of Ireland v New Zealand Head-To-Head Results
The Republic of Ireland have played New Zealand on one occasion in a friendly held in the Aviva Stadium back in November 2019
Republic of Ireland 3-1 New Zealand | International Friendly (2019)
Per Footy Stats, 35% of both team’s recent games have had over 2.5 Goals, 65% have had over 1.5 Goals and 30% have had BTTS.
There are two goals on average between both sides across their matches, 2.7 Cards and most interestingly 11.7 corners compared with an International Average of 8.43.
Key Players To Watch
Andy Moran – Republic of Ireland
One of Ireland’s most promising upcoming players, Moran, is technically on another level than anything Ireland has produced in some time. On loan at Blackburn from Brighton this season he has four goals and six assists in sixteen games in all competitions.
However, there was controversy when he was taken from the U21s for a crucial qualifier which was further exacerbated by his non-appearance Saturday. He is likely to start here though.
Chris Wood – New Zealand
Their record goal-scorer is a handful for defenders due to his aerial and finishing ability.
If the Irish defence gives him opportunities in the Aviva you can be sure he will test Bazunu in net at a minimum.
Republic of Ireland v New Zealand Prediction & Best Bet
Prediction: Republic of Ireland 2-0 New Zealand
Ireland despite their poor performances and results under Stephen Kenny should be far too good for this New Zealand side no matter who they put out. I’m expecting (or maybe hoping) that we see an exciting experimental Irish side to bow Kenny out with some dignity.
New Zealand are not the mugs their results and ranking position would suggest though and the Irish defence will want to be on full alert to keep a clean sheet.
Ireland to win this one in the end for me, although I’m not expecting lots of goals. What happens next for Irish Football remains anyone’s guess, but there is hope if we can act accordingly in the coming years and months.
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