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Republic of Ireland vs Serbia

Competition – World Cup Qualifying

Stadium – Aviva Stadium

Date: 5th September 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

Republic of Ireland will be looking to confirm their place in the World Cup next year by beating the Serbs in this game.

They are unbeaten in this qualifying series as they sit second in their group and are just 2 points behind top of the table Serbia whom they host in this encounter and two points ahead of Wales who are breathing down their necks.

They will consider this game a must win for them as there is only one automatic qualification spot in their group – they need to win this game and avoid the extra stress of the Play offs.

Serbia are sitting very pretty at the top of their qualifying table thanks in part to their 3-0 bashing of bottom of the table Moldova and they will be looking to beat this Irish team that they failed to beat at home.

They have four wins and three draws from their qualifying games so far and their form has been helped greatly by the contributions of Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle who has scored five goals in these series.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Republic of Ireland 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Republic of Ireland 1-1 Austria Jun 11, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Republic of Ireland 3-1 Uruguay Jun 4, 2017 International Friendly
L Mexico 3-1 Republic of Ireland Jun 2, 2017 International Friendly
L Republic of Ireland 0-1 Iceland Mar 28, 2017 International Friendly
D Republic of Ireland 0-0 Wales Mar 24, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA

Serbia

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Serbia 1-1 Wales Jun 11, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Georgia 1-3 Serbia Mar 24, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
D United States 0-0 Serbia Jan 29, 2017 International Friendly
L Ukraine 2-0 Serbia Nov 15, 2016 International Friendly
D Wales 1-1 Serbia Nov 12, 2016 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA


H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Serbia 2-2 Republic of Ireland Sep 5, 2016 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
Republic of Ireland 1-2 Serbia Mar 5, 2014 International Friendly
Serbia 0-0 Republic of Ireland Aug 15, 2012 International Friendly
Republic of Ireland 1-1 Serbia May 24, 2008 International Friendly

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