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Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Republic of Ireland host Netherlands in a huge Euro 2024 qualification match on Sunday at 7:45pm (UK time).

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Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands odds


Odds correct as of 14:00, 08/09/23 | 18+ only |

If the Republic of Ireland are to stand a chance of reaching Euro 2024, they simply must win here. Stephen Kenny’s side have already expended half their qualifying games but have picked up just one win from their four outings (against Gibraltar), with two defeats to France and a very damaging one away in Greece. They trail this weekend’s opponents by three points, but have played one game extra.

As for the Dutch, they’re behind schedule due to Nations League commitments, but are still sitting pretty in Group B’s second qualifying spot. Ronald Koeman’s side beat Greece 3-0 on Thursday meaning they have six points from three games, with their only defeat so far a crushing 4-0 away in France. However, the Netherlands don’t necessarily need to beat Les Bleus to book their place in Germany; they simply need to keep seeing off the rest of Group B.

Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands predictions

Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No Evens with Boylesports
Correct Score Republic of Ireland 0-2 Netherlands 7/1 with BetUK
First Goalscorer Cody Gakpo 6/1 with Boylesports

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply.

The stats behind our Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands  predictions:

  • Republic of Ireland have scored just one goal from three qualification games when not considering their 3-0 win against minnows Gibraltar.
  • The Irish did only lose 1-0 and 2-0 in their two meetings with France, though.
  • The Netherlands have kept a clean sheet in their last two qualifiers.
  • Cody Gakpo scored one goal from one shot against Greece last time out.

Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands match tip

Highest scoring half: 1st @ 9/4 with Paddy Power

The Dutch approach to this qualifying campaign so far has been to go all out in the opening 45 minutes, with four of their six Group B goals so far coming in the first half — including all three in their win over Greece last time out. Even in their crushing opening defeat against France, three of the four goals they conceded came before the break, so we should reasonably expect to see a flurry of early activity on Sunday.

Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands Bet-Builder tip

Netherlands to win, Over 4.5 Netherlands corners and Cody Gakpo to score anytime

Despite the urgency of the Irish situation, all signs point to a Dutch win here given the form and quality of the two sides. Cody Gakpo is likely to form much of the attacking threat for the visitors, especially as he rides the confidence of scoring against Greece. Furthermore, the Netherlands have averaged just shy of 10 corners and 26 shots per game during qualifying so far, so they’ll be expected to dominate on Sunday.

Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands team news

Will Keane picked up an injury just 10 minutes into the defeat against France last time out and, so, will miss out here for the Republic of Ireland, while left-back Enda Stevens was also withdrawn at half-time. Brighton wonderkid Evan Ferguson is also set to miss out, leaving Kenny very short on attacking options.

As for the Netherlands, Nathan Ake came off at half-time against Greece and is thought to be struggling with a hamstring problem so won’t be risked here. Justin Bijlow and Memphis Depay both withdrew from the squad prior to a ball being kicked.

Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands head-to-head record

  • 27 May 2016 – Republic of Ireland 1-1 Netherlands – Friendly
  • 16 Aug 2006 – Republic of Ireland 0-4 Netherlands – Friendly
  • 05 Jun 2004 – Netherlands 0-1 Republic of Ireland – Friendly
  • 01 Sep 2001 – Republic of Ireland 1-0 Netherlands – World Cup qualifying
  • 02 Sep 2000 – Netherlands 2-2 Republic of Ireland – World Cup qualifying

Republic of Ireland are unbeaten in their last two competitive games against the Netherlands, though the last one came back in 2001. The most recent meeting of any sort was a friendly in 2016, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

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