Bosnia-Herzegovina v Republic of Ireland tips – low-scoring clash on the cards

Low-scoring clash on the cards

O'Neill

Under 1.5 Goals

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Betting Tip: Under 1.5 Goals @ 3/2 with ladbrokes

With England, Wales and Northern Ireland already in the Euro 2016 finals, Martin O’Neill would dearly love to steer his team through the play-offs, with Bosnia-Herzegovina standing in their way.

The bookies make the Republic slight outsiders to get the better of their opponents over two legs, with Paddy Power going 11/10 about the boys in green qualifying for Euro 2016.

They have a slight advantage by heading to Zenica on Friday night, with both sides finishing third in their qualifying groups, with Bosnia having beaten Andorra, Wales and Cyprus to claim that play-off berth.

Edin Dzeko is the familiar name in this team, with Bosnia clearly tough cookies at home. Aside from beating the Welsh, they drew 1-1 with Belgium and the 2-1 defeat at home to Cyprus can be filed under “freak result”.

The defence is clearly vulnerable although Ireland will not be playing an expansive attacking game in this match considering they are largely a defensive team who conceded just seven goals in their ten qualifying matches.

O’Neill would dearly take a 0-0 draw in this match, knowing that the Aviva will be a cauldron of noise for the second leg and the recent 1-0 win against Germany will give his team confidence they can get over the line in a similar fashion against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Betting Tip: Under 1.5 Goals @ 3/2 with ladbrokes

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