Tip Ireland - Georgia
The Republic of Ireland had gone seven games without a win before beating Gibraltar away 1-0 on Saturday. That record isn't quite as bad as it seems because they had drawn four of those games. Earlier in the season, they finished bottom of their Nations League group and were relegated to League C. That bad performance won't help them if they need to rely on the play-offs to qualify for Euro 2020. Ireland had also failed to score in their four games played before the trip to Gibraltar but three of their last five matches have ended goalless. Home form has seen them win one of their last five games and fail to score in the last three. Each of their last six games have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Georgia didn't trouble the scorers in their opening Euro 2020 fixture as they lost 2-0 at home to Switzerland. That's compared to the 12 goals they scored as they won their Nations League group and won promotion to League C. They were only up against Latvia, Andorra and Kazakhstan and this is tougher Five of their last six away games have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. Their Euro qualifying record has never resulted in them reaching the final and only one of their last 15 away games have been won and that was against Gibraltar, Go for Ireland to win a low-scoring game.
Key points Ireland - Georgia
Georgia have won only one of their last 15 Euro qualifiers.
Ireland have won eight of their previous nine games against Georgia.
The last six Irish games have all had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Conclusion Ireland - Georgia
The Republic of Ireland will have been delighted with an away win over Gibraltar on Saturday. Not the best of wins but it was a confidence-boosting victory for the Irish team. Georgia lost at home to Switzerland and have a poor away record in Euro qualifiers. Go for Ireland to get a win here in a game that has under 2.5 goals scored in it.
Ireland Georgia Prediction published on March 23, 2019