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Andorra v Republic of Ireland betting tips: Kenny eyes maiden success

| 01.06.2021
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Preview and odds for Andorra v Republic of Ireland

Stephen Kenny hopes to finally break his duck as Republic of Ireland boss when he takes his side to Andorra for an international friendly.

The 49-year-old has had plenty of success in the League of Ireland Premier Division with Dundalk but he has struggled to translate that on to the international stage so far.

Kenny has five draws and six losses in his 11 matches in charge but could finally end that winning drought at Estadi Nacional, where Ireland are 2/13 to come away victorious.

Andorra only have a slightly worse record of 14 games without a win, dating back to their victory against Moldova in October 2019, and are 25/1 to triumph on home soil.

The draw is valued at 13/2 as we look at other selections in the Andorra v Republic of Ireland betting tips.

Match odds

The Republic of Ireland will be disappointed not to be part of the delayed European Championship after they fell to a penalty shootout defeat to Slovakia in the qualification play-offs.

The Boys in Green are difficult to beat under Kenny, where nine matches in his tenure have produced under 2.5 goals, which valued at 5/4.

Usually when the team scores first in an Ireland match, they tend to be the only scorers as eight of the last 11 games have seen both teams not score – priced at 4/9.

However, Kenny’s outfit can be confident as they take on a team ranked 158th in the world and an Ireland victory with a clean sheet can be found at 4/7.

Marc Pujol, Andorra

Andorra v Republic of Ireland head-to-head

Andorra have lost on four previous occasions against Ireland, failing to score in either of their two home matches but did find the net in two games on the road.

The last meeting came almost 10 years ago when Kevin Doyle and Aiden McGeady scored in the first half in Andorra la Vella during their Euro 2012 qualification to seal a 2-0 victory.

A repeat of that scoreline is priced at 4/1 while Ireland’s only other away match against Andorra came in March 2001 with a 3-0 success.

All four Irish triumphs have seen them lead at half-time and full-time, which is 3/5, while also winning by two or more goals (handicap of -1) in each of them and that is priced at 1/50.

Previous XI

Andorra vs Republic of Ireland - Football tactics and formations

Andorra: Gomes, San Nicolas, Llovera, Garcia, Alavedra, Martinez, Vieira, Vales, Cervos, Fernandez, Alaez.

Republic of Ireland: Bazuna, Coleman, Stevens, Clark, O’Shea, Doherty, Knight, Browne, Cullen, Collins, Robinson.

Key battles

Ireland’s Achilles heel under Kenny has been their lack of goals, scoring only four times in his 11 contests in charge.

Shane Duffy, Alan Browne, James McClean and James Collins are the lucky four to have notched international strikes and this fixture could represent an opportunity to get among the goals.

McClean is 7/1 to open the scoring and is 5/2 to find the net at any time in the match while Collins, who has left Luton for Cardiff this summer, is 13/5 to break the deadlock and 4/5 to get on the scoresheet.

Marc Pujol scored in Andorra’s last match – a 4-1 defeat to Hungary – and the 38-year-old forward is 28/1 to score first and 9/1 any time in the match.

Cristian Martinez, second on the all-time goalscoring list with four, is priced in the same markets at 22/1 and 15/2 respectively.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Stuart Walker