Match Time:6/11/2019 02:45 Tuesday(GMT+8)
Ireland: The leader ( Recent Form: D D W W D )
Ireland did good business on Friday evening by dragging a 1-1 draw from a visit to Denmark. The visitors had a hard time and mainly had to limit themselves to stopping, but thanks to a hard header from defender Shane Duffy, they still stepped out of the field like the moral winners. With seven points from three duels, the Irish can call themselves the proud leader of group D in the European Championship qualification. The Boys In Green therefore have qualification in their own hands, but to keep it that way they obviously have to beat Gibraltar. A victory over this football dwarf should not be a problem in principle, but remember that in March in and against Gibraltar Ireland did not go beyond a narrow 0-1 win. The team of coach Mick McCarthy must therefore be on her guard. In addition, Ireland cannot have Alan Judge, the man of the assist against Denmark, who had to leave the field with a broken arm just before the final whistle. "Poor old Judgey," says McCarthy. 'He often has bad luck with injuries. If he didn't have bad luck, he wouldn't have any luck at all. "
Gibraltar: The tiny team ( Recent Form: L L L L L )
Of course, we do not have to expect much from Gibraltar this European Championship qualifying series. With an area of only 6.7 square kilometers and 30,000 inhabitants, the country is the smallest country with a UEFA membership, both in terms of area and population. Apart from a few, almost all internationals are refined amateurs, who still have a job. Captain Roy Chipolina works at customs, attacker Lee Cascario is a police officer, and many young players are still in school. Star player is midfielder Liam Walker, who recently returned to top European club after a period in the English town of Notts County. The hope for the future is nineteen-year-old attacker Tjay De Barr, who this summer will move to the Spanish second-division team Real Oviedo. Despite the miserable player material, Gibraltar is not doing badly, as we could already see in the narrow 0-1 defeat against Ireland. In addition, the mini-state managed to surprise last year in the Nations League by winning 0-1 against Henrikh Mkhitaryan's Armenia. That was the first and for the time being also the last away victory for Team 54. "Hopefully we can make Gibraltar proud again," said De Barr. "What do I think of when I put on the Gibraltar shirt? To every Gibraltar. "
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, the fourth round of Group D Euro 2020 qualifiers will see a very different match between Ireland and Gibraltar. The home side topped the Group D promises not to let Gibraltar's tiny team have any chance, even the smallest of the upcoming meeting.
Ireland VS Gibraltar
Pick: Ireland -3.5