Preview:International Friendly -- Andorra VS Ireland

International Friendly - Andorra VS Ireland

Match Time: 03-06-2021 21:30 Thursday

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Match Preview

In the this round of International Friendly, Andorra will play against Ireland at homeSince taking over from Mick McCarthy last year, former Under-21 boss Kenny has found life in the dugout a struggle and there are already question marks over his future in the role.Under his watch, Ireland have lost their Euro 2020 playoff, failed to win in their six-game Nations League campaign, lost two from two in 2022 World Cup qualifying (including against Luxembourg) and drawn a friendly against Qatar. They have only scored four goals.A double header of friendlies – the Boys in Green also travel to Hungary next week – is Kenny's chance to put some much-needed foundations in place before World Cup qualifying resumes in earnest in September away in Portugal.But life has not been made easy for the 49-year-old, who has had to name a weakened and relatively inexperienced squad this month, with the likes of Ciaran Clark, Jeff Hendrick, Robbie Brady and James McCarthy all unavailable.Nonetheless, nothing less than victory is expected at Andorra's Estadi Nacional. Ireland have played the minnows four times before and been triumphant on every occasion, most recently a 2-0 win in qualifying for Euro 2012.Andorra coach Koldo Alvarez pictured on March 28, 2021

 

Andorra have only ever won seven games since joining FIFA in 1996 and are currently ranked 158th in the world. Ireland are 47th.The Iberian nation were last victorious in October 2019 against Moldova, but since then have lost 11 out of 14 games, conceded 34 goals and scored just five times – including a penalty in their last outing against Hungary in March.Koldo Alvarez, a goalkeeper who earned 78 caps for Andorra, has been the country's manager since 2010. He has overseen 85 games and four wins.The current squad is made up of individuals plying their trade in the Andorran top flight or the lower divisions of Spanish football, except for former Real Madrid C defender Marc Vales who plays in Norway and Greek second tier midfielder Jordi Alaez.

 

Andorra possible starting lineup:Gomes; Rubio, San Nicolas, Vales, Llovera, Cervos; Martinez, Vieira, Rebes, Pujol; Alaez

 

Republic of Ireland possible starting lineup:Bazunu; Egan, Duffy, O'Shea; Doherty, Cullen, Knight, Arter, Manning; Collins, Idah

 

Odds Analysis

The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 13.00-7.00-1.14, the 1x2 live odds are 11.00-8.00-1.135.And the Kelly Criterion is 0.71-0.96-0.92 

 

Goalooin Prediction:

Andorra(8.26%)

Draw (11.35%)

Ireland (80.39%)

 

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