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Republic of Ireland vs Lithuania: Our top betting tips
Republic of Ireland earned a solid draw against Belgium last time out. Now they're favourites in a game, will they win? Find out with our Republic of Ireland vs Lithuania match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
ROI to win it to nil
Lithuania have struggled a lot recently; they have lost 11 of their last 14 games in all competitions. It's worth pointing out that Lithuania have found it difficult to score goals; as they failed to score in nine of those 14 games. In contrast, Ireland have enjoyed a good run of form recently; they have no losses in their last seven games. Additionally, Ireland have been very solid defensively, especially recently; they kept four clean sheets in their last five games. Considering the form of both teams, Ireland should be able to win this match; and considering Lithuania struggle to score goals, Ireland should keep their fifth clean sheet in six games.
Ireland to lead at the break
We've mentioned that Lithuania did not score in nine of their last 14 games; because of their lack of goals, Lithuania tend to concede first. Lithuania allowed the first goal in 14 of their last 16 games across all competitions. Due to their tendency to concede first, Lithuania were losing at half-time in most of their recent games; Lithuania lost at the midway point in seven of their last 10 games. On the other hand, Ireland did not concede in four of their last five games; they led at half-time in three of those games. For this reason, we believe that Ireland will take the lead before half-time.
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Republic of Ireland vs Lithuania: Let's look at the predicted lineups
Lithuania might have won their last game but a 2-1 victory over San Marino is anything but convincing. Republic of Ireland are big favourites here and should win comfortably. Lithuania's plan will be to hold out for as long as possible.
Republic of Ireland Predicted Lineup
The Republic of Ireland impressed in a 2:2 draw against Belgium last weekend; they are now unbeaten in their last seven games, with three wins and four draws. Steven Kenny's men will welcome Lithuania to the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday; they'll look to extend that unbeaten run to eight games.
Predicted lineup – Bazunu, Egan, Duffy, Coleman, McClean, Cullen, Hendrick, Doherty, Robinson, Ogbene, Idah
Lithuania Predicted Lineup
Things have not gone too well for Lithuania the past couple of years; although they are coming off a win, they've won just two of their last 14 games. As a matter of fact, Lithuania lost 11 of those 14 games; they'll hope to string up consecutive wins for the first time since October 2020.
Predicted lineup – Plukas, Baravykas, Satkus, Utkus, Vaitkunas, Milasius, Cernych, Megelaitis, Golubickas, Lasickas, Klimavicius
A quickfire FAQ on Republic of Ireland vs Lithuania
- Where can you watch the game? – Sky Sports Arena, Viaplay, DAZN
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Republic of Ireland
- What time does the match kick off? 19:45 GMT