Stephen Kenny’s side have only won once in their last 14 matches and that was against a poor Andorra side, leaving the Portuguese as the overwhelming favourites to win this one.
Ahead of the game, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Portugal vs the Republic of Ireland to get your teeth stuck into.
Given the attacking talent in the Portugal squad, expansive football has been demanded of head coach Fernando Santo for some time now.
And considering that the Republic of Ireland haven’t won any of their last 13 competitive matches – only scoring five times in that run – we’re backing the Portuguese to lead from the first to last whistle on Wednesday night.
Barring their 1-0 defeat to Belgium in the European Championships, Portugal have been involved in some high-scoring affairs.
And following Ronaldo’s sensational move to Manchester United confirmed on Deadline Day, we’re backing the 36-year-old to come into the game in his usual goal-scoring mood.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s record breaking goals against Ireland. He is now the highest goal-scoring International footballer of all time. Video Credit: Sky Sports pic.twitter.com/YYjUZK6jAe
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