The Republic of Ireland plays their home internationals in Dublin at Lansdowne Road, which houses 51,000 fans. Despite never winning a major tournament, the Republic of Ireland has given its fans plenty to cheer about in the past. They are currently ranked in the world’s top 50 international teams but won’t make it to the 2022 World Cup.

The Republic of Ireland is best remembered for beating England at the European Championships in 1988, where an early volley from Ray Houghton all but ended England’s chances of success in that tournament. They followed up that success by qualifying for Italia 90, where they reached the quarter-finals before losing to tournament hosts Italy. They were ranked as high as 6th in the world at the time. [+]

The Republic of Ireland has not qualified for any World Cups after finishing in the last 16 in 2002. Irish fans hoped that reaching Euro 2022 would mark a change of fortune and act as a springboard to a brighter future, but it wasn’t to be.


Best Republic of Ireland Football Team Betting Lines

Republic of Ireland Football Team Season Schedule

Pick out the best bets that match your own thoughts about how the upcoming match will unfold and how the Republic of Ireland will fare against their opponents from the schedule below.

Republic of Ireland Football Team League Standings

Here are the Republic Of Ireland’s current standings and odds information. Expect this current unit to challenge for one of the two qualifying spots no matter the tournament.

How To Win At Republic Of Ireland Football Team Bets

The Republic of Ireland will start most of their matches as underdogs.

However, it is not impossible for the Republic of Ireland to cause a major upset as was evident in October 2015 when they beat Germany 1-0 in Dublin in a Euro 2016 qualifying match thanks to a goal from striker Shane Long.

Enda Stevens, Josh Cullen, and Jeff Hendrick play well together and make up three quarters of the midfield, Seamus Coleman, who has shown excellent potential, usually rounding up the quartet.

One knock on the Irish squad is that they have quite a few players in the lineup that don’t play top-flight football, and whilst they are good professionals, they can’t compare to the pedigree of players on top teams at this level.

Shane Long and Callum Robinson are the best strikers the Republic of Ireland possess. They have been prolific for their teams, but haven't managed to replicate it on the international stage as yet.

The Irish squad is good enough to frustrate opponents, so betting on the under could be worth a shout.

The Republic of Ireland’s all-time leading goal scorer, Robbie Keane has spearheaded the Irish attack throughout his career. He has scored 65 goals in 140 caps and leads the team out of the tunnel for every international fixture. This is an excellent record for any player who does not play with a team in Europe. At 42, Keane’s now retired, but his legacy lives on and acts as an inspiration for the younger generation.

Nothing suggests that the Republic of Ireland can expect much more than qualification from the group stage of any major tournament. They have some good players, but many of their leaders are in the twilight of their careers. They must now wait until the next major competition after not qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.