Ireland vs Georgia
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Thursday, 6th October 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
Republic of Ireland will welcome Georgia to Aviva Stadium Dublin as they hope to get a chance to go top of the group D.
Ireland played out a 2-2 away at Serbia in their first game in the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualification group D. They took the lead by Hendrick early in the game, but goals from Kostic and Dusan Tadic put in the 62nd and 69th minute put Serbia back in the lead. Ireland fought hard to pull level in the 80th minute through D. Murphy, they will be hoping to get a home and go top of the table should Austria and Wales slip.
Georgia lost at home in the first game against Austria, goals from M. Hinteregger and M. Janko put Austria 2-0 up before J. Ananidze pulled one back for Georgia. A win in this game could see them up to 2nd position depending on results elsewhere.
Ireland vs Georgia: Head to Head Statistics
Ireland has an excellent record against their visitors Georgia. They have won all their previous 7 games against Georgia irrespective of the playing ground. Ireland have won 4 games at home against Georgia and won 3 games on the road. The Irish team have netted 15 times against Georgia, 9 on home soil and 6 goals on the road. Also the Irish team have conceded only 4 goals against Georgia, 1 on home soil and 3 on the road.
Ireland vs Georgia: Prediction
Ireland are the favorites in this fixture, despite not being in a superb form. They are in a better shape than their visitors with 2 wins, 2 defeats and a draw in their last 5.
Ireland have kept a clean sheet in 2 of their last 5 games, but have conceded at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 5 games.
Georgia on the other hand are in a poor state, they have won 1, drawn 1 and lost 3 of their last 5 games. They have conceded at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 5 games.
I’m expecting the Irish boys to continue their dominance over Georgia.
Ireland vs Georgia: Betting Tips
Ireland to win First Half at 2.10 (11/10)
Over 1.5 goals for Ireland at 1.83 (5/6).