Ireland want to take four points from their opening two games to put them in good stead - that mean a victory against Cyrpus. On the four previous occasions these sides have met the Irish have won, chalking up good 6-0 and 4-0 wins at home, and 3-2 and 2-0 wins away.
However, the Cypriots will not be roll overs by any means and there is no value in backing the Irish to win outright at short odds, but if they have any ambitions of qualification from the group they should just about cover the handicap.
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Back Republic of Ireland -1.5 @ 1.75
Robbie Keane's record equalling goal put the game beyond Cyprus and covered the handicap with room to spare.