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We Killed It In The First Leg So Here's The 3 Best Bets For Ireland V Bosnia

We Killed It In The First Leg So Here's The 3 Best Bets For Ireland V Bosnia

We don't like to blow our own trumpet but our tips for the first leg were fairly spot on. Edin Dzeko ruined things slightly but Brady at 10/1 was a decent shout and our banker did the business as well. With that in mind, confidence is at an all time high and we're certain that we know everything about football and that we can't possibly get anything wrong ever again.

1. No goals - 6/1 

Martin O'Neill may say we're on the attack tonight and the phrase 'playing for a draw' is obviously nonsense but Ireland may well play for a draw. Sure, to play for a draw would indicate that you're good enough to dictate the result before the game has even kicked off but in the less than literal sense, Ireland could well go out with a nice 0-0 in mind.

We'll be set up to defend, make no mistake about that. We know what we're up against and even if Martin O'Neill suggests that he wants to see goals, the most important thing is keeping Bosnia off the score sheet. Sure, we'll want to see Ireland effective in their half but it's not the most important thing tonight so we won't be banking on seeing goals.

We fancy us doing to Bosnia what Turkey did to us back in 2000.

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2. First goalscorer - Jon Walters - 11/2

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We're hedging our bets here. While 6/1 for no goals is just too good to ignore, if there is to be a goal, it's likely there's only going to be one Irishman to get it. We're fully expecting Jon Walters to lead the line tonight and if he does, he'll (obviously enough) be the focal point of the Ireland attack.

Set pieces, crosses, Randolph punts - they're all going to be directed at Walters. If someone from Ireland scores, it's going to be Walters, probably.

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3. Ireland win to nil - 5/2

0-0 is a horrible thing to be hoping for so, with that in mind, we'll use that same thinking and just transfer it to something much more palatable. Keep it tight at the back, control the middle and spring an attack every now and again. Who's to say we won't nick one or two?

As we said, the main thing is that we don't concede so we're going to back the boys in green to carry out the gameplan and see us through to Euro 2016.

Get the odds here.

Gary Reilly

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