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- Ireland were unable to win any of their last 10 matches.
- 21 of Ireland’s last 25 international matches produced under 2.5 goals.
- Ireland have failed to score in eight of their last nine assignments.
Ireland’s confidence at a low ebb
Questions are being asked about Stephen Kenny’s immediate future following another dismal display from Ireland in their 1-0 reverse at home to Luxembourg, and their lack of appetite to perform in a meaningless friendly against Qatar this week could see them embarrassed again.
Kenny is still searching for his first win as the Republic’s manager – a full ten games into his tenure – though the country’s beleaguered supporters, who have seen their team score just four times since the ex-Dundalk coach’s arrival, would settle for some excitement, even if a victory seems beyond reach.
Unfortunately for Irish fans, finding the required motivation to go out and entertain could be a struggle for a set of players performing with little self-belief, and Tuesday’s friendly fixture with World Cup hosts Qatar could be yet another damp squib.
21 of Ireland’s last 25 international matches produced under 2.5 goals, and bettors are advised to stick to the same market for this week’s exhibition, while our 0-0 correct score prediction tips both players to go through the motions ahead of their return to club football later this week.