Republic of Ireland vs New Zealand Preview

Vedran Ostojic 12 Nov 2019
  • Republic of Ireland are desperate for a pick-me-up

  • Can they make it happen at Aviva Stadium on Thursday?

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Kevin Mbabu of Switzerland with James McClean of Ireland (PA Images)

Republic of Ireland vs New Zealand Score Prediction

Republic of Ireland vs New Zealand Match Info

Match date: 14th November 2019

Kick-Off: 7:45 pm

Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Republic of Ireland vs New Zealand Head to Head Record

This is the sides’ first head-to-head clash, as Republic of Ireland try to pick it up ahead of the crucial EURO 2020 Qualifiers clash against Denmark.

Republic of Ireland vs New Zealand Stats

  • New Zealand haven’t seen a loss since June 2018 (2-1 to Kenya)
  • Republic of Ireland will be the toughest challenge yet for them
  • Boys in Green saw a 2-0 loss in Switzerland in October, which ended a nine-match unbeaten streak

Republic of Ireland vs New Zealand Match Preview

Republic of Ireland have a busy week ahead and they host New Zealand for their Thursday’s friendly clash looking for a pick-me-up ahead of the all-important EURO 2020 Qualifiers clash against Denmark – where they top the Group D table but both Denmark and Switzerland still have a game in hand.

Boys in Green have been in good form but still saw their nine-match unbeaten streak across competitions ended by Switzerland (2-0) last time out, where goals from Haris Seferovic and Shane Duffy (OG) proved enough for them to drop all three points in Carouge.

New Zealand have seen a more lenient schedule and come into the match with six wins and a draw earned in seven outings since June 2018. They’ve beaten New Caledonia (2-1) in the Pacific Games Final to lift the Trophy in July but causing an upset at Aviva Stadium should prove much more of a challenge.

All Whites have been tougher to beat but still struggled to cause serious damage against big guns, last meeting Peru (2-0) in World Cup Intercontinental Play-offs. They have still been scoring goals lately and will have high hopes they can build on the performances in Dublin as well.

We don’t see them making it happen, though, and we feel Republic of Ireland should have what it takes to turn a rather narrow contest their way. We’ll thus go for a Home win to Nil, which seems like the best approach to the fixture on Thursday evening despite no high stakes involved.

We don’t really feel New Zealand will be sitting ducks and the team spirits they boast at the moment could make them a tough side to outclass. With that in mind, we hope not to see too many goals here and we’re also backing Under 2.5 Goals FT.

Republic of Ireland vs New Zealand Betting Tips

Republic of Ireland to win to Nil @ Odds will be shown here when available

Under 2.5 Goals FT @ Odds will be shown here when available

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    Republic of Ireland vs New Zealand Match Info Match date: 14th November 2019 Kick-Off: 7:45 pm Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Republic of Ireland vs New Zealand Head to Head Record This is the sides’ first head-to-head clash, as Republic of Ireland try to pick it up ahead of the crucial EURO 2020 Qualifiers clash against…