O’Neill will go in to full ‘Mourinho mode’
The closest Wes Hoolahan will get to the action tonight is probably cutting oranges. O’Neill will want to avoid defeat at all costs. Chances and goals will be in short supply. Our only chance will probably be from a set piece.
Ireland will score but it won’t be Long
Shane Long is unlikely to break his duck in the Denmark v Ireland clash. He’s transforming in to the Emile Heskey of Irish football. His determination cannot be questioned but Long’s confidence is shot in front of goal. We’re predicting that Ireland will nick a goal. Perhaps Shane Duffy from a corner is the shout.
Denmark will breach the Irish defence
The Danes always score at home. They’ve netted against Poland, Romania and even Germany in recent games. While Ireland did heroically well against Wales in defence, they were without their best player. Eriksen is Denmark’s Bale and he’ll play tonight. It’s highly unlikely that Ireland will hold out for the entire match.Prediction: Denmark 1-1 Ireland (Duffy to score)