Republic of Ireland vs USA 11/18/2014 International Soccer Friendly Preview, Odds and Prediction
USA vs Republic of Ireland
Tuesday 18th November 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: ROI 5/4 Draw 11/5 USA 23/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports Ireland; ESPN3
The Aviva Stadium in Dublin will be the venue for the United States and the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday. The Republic of Ireland come into this game off the back of a loss to Scotland on Friday night. A tough loss for the team as they played a very good game with the Scots and if they truth be known the spoils probably should have been split between the two. Martin O'Neill will be looking to get a bounce back from his side on Tuesday as the Irish look for a pick me up after losing to Scotland. The United States will be a tough game for Ireland,although the way the bookmakers have it priced it looks like they think Ireland win this one eay.
Jurgen Klinsmann has brought a full strength squad to Europe for these friendlies and with his side losing to Colombia last week he will want a performance from his team on Tuesday night. Jose Altidore, Wodolowski , Bekerman and Green will be looking to get themselves involved against a strong Irish team. More than likely Klinsmann gives a couple of his fringe players some game time in Dublin but I do expect a ful strength USA team to start the game.
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What should be a good occasion for fans of both teams and the neutral, Robbie Keane now playing in america with La Galaxy. The loss to Colombia was america's first since exiting the World Cup to Belgium in extra time. Irelands loss to Scotlad was their first of the qualifying campaign. Both teams will want a pick up here an i think that a point for both sides would be the ideal answer. I see this one finishing a draw. 1-1 seems a likely outcome. I will be taking the draw at a game I plan on being at.