Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: 16th October 2023
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An Overview of Gibraltar vs Ireland
This Euro 2024 qualifying match will be played on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 7:45pm GMT+1 at Estádio Algarve in Faro/Loulé, Portugal. Gibraltar will be the home team but are playing their matches in Portugal due to stadium renovations.
Gibraltar have lost all 43 qualifiers they have ever played. They have conceded 17 goals and scored 0 in this Euro 2024 campaign. Ireland meanwhile have only managed 2 points, with their only wins coming against Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, Scotland, Armenia and Gibraltar.
Based on form and history, Ireland are clear favorites for this match. However, the odds still offer good value for certain bet selections as we analyze below.
Betting Tips and Analysis
Ireland to Win 3-0 – 9/2
In the reverse fixture in June, Ireland beat Gibraltar 3-0 courtesy of goals from Mikey Johnston, Evan Ferguson and Adam Idah. Given Ireland’s superiority and need for a win, a similar 3-0 scoreline offers excellent value at 9/2 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals – 4/11
Ireland have scored 3+ goals in 4 out of their last 5 matches against Gibraltar, averaging over 3 goals per game. Gibraltar’s poor defensive record also indicates a likelihood of conceding multiple goals. The over 2.5 goals market is a safe bet at 4/11 odds.
Evan Ferguson to Score Anytime – 13/10
The 18-year old striker scored in the reverse fixture in June. He is expected to lead the line again and will be eager to impress. With Gibraltar’s porous defense, Evan Ferguson finding the net is highly likely and good value at 13/10.
Ireland to Win Both Halves – 13/10
Ireland’s quality means they should control this match from start to finish. They have beaten Gibraltar comfortably in previous meetings and have the firepower to establish an early lead. Ireland winning both halves has a high probability of occurring.
Match Preview and Team News
Gibraltar are led by manager Julio César Ribas. They have lost all 7 matches in 2023, conceding 17 goals in Euro 2024 qualifying. Key players include captain Roy Chipolina and Lee Casciaro.
Predicted Lineup (4-5-1): Coleing; Sergeant, Chipolina, Annesley, Olivero, Britto; Pozo, Jolley, Walker, Ronan; De Barr.
Manager Stephen Kenny is under pressure after a poor campaign. Key players include Matt Doherty, Shane Duffy and Evan Ferguson. Liam Scales could make his first competitive start after impressing for Celtic.
Predicted Lineup (3-4-2-1): Bazunu; Doherty, Duffy, Collins; Ogbene, Browne, Cullen, Scales; Knight, Smallbone; Ferguson.
Based on a data-driven analysis of team form, past meetings and key players, Ireland should comfortably beat Gibraltar. The best value bets are Ireland to win 3-0, over 2.5 goals, Evan Ferguson to score and Ireland to win both halves. However, anytime goalscorer bets on key Irish players also have strong potential.
We hope these comprehensive betting tips give you an edge in your Euro 2024 qualifying betting. Please bet responsibly and always gamble within your means. Let us know if you have any other questions!