Republic of Ireland v Armenia latest odds, news and free bets

Just a point is required by the Republic of Ireland to secure second spot in Group B and once again face the lottery of the play-offs for the chance to reach a major tournament. Less than two years, the Republic were denied a place in the 2010 World Cup thanks to a controversial two-legged defeat by France and Giovanni Trapattoni…

Just a point is required by the Republic of Ireland to secure second spot in Group B and once again face the lottery of the play-offs for the chance to reach a major tournament.

Less than two years, the Republic were denied a place in the 2010 World Cup thanks to a controversial two-legged defeat by France and Giovanni Trapattoni will hope that motivates his team to reach Poland and Ukraine next summer.

William Hill (£25 free bets) offer a best price 3/4 about Ireland clinching victory against Armenia, just as they did thirteen months ago when winning in Yerevan against the same side.

They come into the match off the back of a routine 2-0 win in Andorra on Friday where early goals from Kevin Doyle and Aidan McGeady were enough to put them out of sight against a team that travel to Russia for their final match and it’s hard to see anything other than a big home win in Moscow.

Doyle is once again likely to start on Tuesday night and can be backed at 5/1 (bet365 – £200 free betting), although Robbie Keane is struggling to be fit for the contest and that could mean Shane Long comes into the team instead.

Armenia certainly have to go for broke in Dublin and they are on offer at a best price 9/2 to deliver heartache to the home side by winning the game and leapfrogging the Republic into second place.

The visitors will have plenty of confidence after a 4-1 win over Macedonia on Friday, which saw them 2-0 up by half-time.

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