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He attempts to hit the ground running tonight with his first bet on BETDAQ TIPS in the vital Faroe Islands v Republic Of Ireland match in Torshavn which kicks off at 7pm.

So it’s over to you Greg……

A Rainy night in Poland:
One rainy night in Poznan, Croatia’s Mario Mandžukić’s powerful header deflected into the net off the back of a helpless Shay Given to seal Ireland’s doomed fate at Euro 2012. This was only their first group game of three however with Italy and world Champion’s Spain to follow even only passive watchers of this tournament would have been willing too risk their hard earned lunch money on a very short priced Italy/Spain double and so the inevitable soon materialized and Giovanni Trappatoni turned his attentions to easier opponents of the future like, eh, Germany.

Let’s be Faroe to Trap!
Whilst media outlets everywhere are rife with rumors that Trappatoni will be getting sacked by Ireland’s football association come next Wednesday I believe now is the right time to have a little wager on ‘Trap’ and his under media fire ‘boys in green’. We are all aware of the success Ireland manager Gio Trappatoni has had through out his career and from a betting perspective I for one am willing to have faith with the legendary Italian when his average Irish squad are not facing nations that have produced past winners of European Championships and World cups!

Commentator Cliché 1 : “Never write off the Germans”.
Since Ireland’s expected early exit from EURO 2012 they have had two extremely difficult World Cup 2014 qualifying matches, away to a deceivingly decent Kazakhstan side where they just won 1-2 and a mother and father of a six goals to one Dublin drubbing by a brilliant German team that on the night any team in the world would have conceded a goal or three. On this night Ireland were missing their rock at centre half Richard Dunne and unfortunately for Ireland and John o Shea, his replacement was, well, John o Shea. John o Shea is a decent international in the right position and the only thing he has in common with a decent centre half is his height, pity then for Ireland that the tactically astute Germans dispensed with their usual long ball in the box game and opted instead to play the more expansive modern fast paced passing to feet game, oh, never write off the Germans.

Commentator Cliché 2: “A must win game”.
As all the teams in Group C know the only chance they have of making it to Brazil is through the runner’s up play-off process and so Ireland travel to the Faroe Island’s capital of Torshavn (right) on Tuesday with Trappatoni knowing that nothing but three points will get his team’s qualification chances back on track but also saving his salami from an embarrassing exit at the behest of the Irish football fans come Wednesday should they leave the Danish archipelago with less than the three points. This Irish team will relish the chance to finally have a match for which they can walk on to the pitch with confidence. With a starting line up to include the returning captain Robbie Keane, the exciting debutant, Robbie Brady and with Everton’s offensive Seamus Coleman deservedly keeping his place at right back the omens are good for the Irish to get their pre Euro 2012 mojo back and claim maximum points in style.

The Faroe Islanders, will themselves be feeling confident off the back of a win here only last year against Estonia, a one goal home defeat against the mighty Italians and only last Friday losing a one goal lead to be defeated 1-2 by strong group C opponents Sweden albeit on the night a lacklustre Sweden and an inspired performance from Faroese net minder Gunnar Nielsen. Coach Lars Olsen and his home side will be only to happy to welcome the Irish at a time that they will feel they are lacking in confidence and will be there for the taking however this train of thought works both ways and now is the time for boys in green to stand up for the fans in green and dish out a drubbing of their own in what has now, more than ever become “A must win game”.

Betting on BETDAQ-Greg’s Picks:
2 points
BACK Republic of Ireland on the Asian Handicap minus ( -1.5/2 ) @ 2.46.

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