Republic of Ireland vs Greece prediction, odds & betting tips 13/10/2023

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Euro 2024 Qualifying - Aviva Stadium

7th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Republic of Ireland vs Greece: Top Two Betting Tips

It's time for our Euro 2024 predictions ahead of the Group B fixture between Ireland and Greece live from the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The hosts really need a win if they are to stand any chance of qualifying for Euro 2024 as they currently sit second from bottom with just 3pts from their opening five fixtures. Greece sit a place above Ireland but have secured 9pts from their opening five matches which includes a 2-1 win over Friday's hosts back in June.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Over 2.5 goals were scored when these two sides last locked horns back in June.
  • Four of Ireland's last six matches in all competitions have witnessed at least three goals scored.
  • Four of Greece's last six outings have produced over 2.5 goals.

Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams scored when these two countries last met, a game Greece won 2-1.
  • Three of Ireland's last six matches have ended with both teams scoring.
  • Greece have scored in three of their last six matches including a 3-0 win in Gibraltar.

Republic of Ireland vs Greece Bookmakers, Markets & Odds

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Republic of Ireland vs Greece.

Ireland odds: 11/7 (2.57) – 38.9%

Draw odds: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%

Greece odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

Ireland head into this game as the expected winners with a probability of 38.9%, but history favours the Greeks who have never lost against Ireland in four previous meetings. For more football betting tips on this game, check out the Correct Score market. You can back a 2-1 Ireland win at 10/1 (11.00) with a probability of 9.1%, or a 2-2 draw at 20/1 (21.00) which has a probability of 4.8%, while a 2-1 Greece victory is priced at 11/1 (12.00) and has a probability of 8.3%.

Republic of Ireland vs Greece Lineups and Last Match

Ireland

Ireland gave a good account of themselves at home to the Netherlands last time out but still failed to secure any points from the game. An early penalty from Idah put the home side in front but this proved to be a false dawn for Ireland who conceded a penalty of their own in the 19th minute to allow the Netherlands to equalise and in the second forty-five, the Dutch scored again to win the match 2-1. Kelleher, Egan, Stevens, Coleman, Hendrick, Brady and Parrott have all missed out on the latest Ireland squad while James McClean has announced his international retirement since the last game against the Netherlands.

Predicted Lineup – Bazunu (GK), Duffy, O'Shea, Doherty, Collins, Smallbone, Browne, Cullen, Knight, Ogbene & Robinson

Greece

As expected, Greece ran out comfortable winners in their last game at home to Gibraltar. Pelkas and Mavropanos scored in the first half to hand the Greeks a 2-0 lead at the interval, while a brace from Masouras and another goal from Mavropanos secured a 5-0 victory for the hosts. George Baldock, Kostas Fortounis, Dimitris Limnios and Tasos Douvikas have not been called up to the latest Greece squad.

Predicted Lineup – Vlachodimos (GK), Giannoulis, Chatzidiakos, Mavropanos, Rota, Bouchalakis, Bakasetas, Pelkas, Masouras, Fountas & Pavlidis

Player to Watch: Callum Robinson

Ireland need to win this game and that is why we have picked Cardiff City forward Callum Robinson as our player to watch on Friday.

Robinson has scored the most international goals in the current Ireland squad, netting 8 in 34-caps, and he is the third most capped player in the team behind Doherty and Duffy.

We fully expect Ireland to take the game to their guests and while Greece have plenty of threats and enough confidence to win this game, the Irish crowd will back their side to the very end, and in Callum Robinson, the hosts have a hardworking striker that will run the channels and cause the Greek defense plenty of headaches. While he isn't the most prolific of forwards, Robinson did score 7-goals in 22 appearances across all competitions last season.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things