Thomas Delaney may get the nod ahead of Lasse Schone in the middle of the park.
Åge Hareide has ample centre-back options, but could continue with Simon Kjaer and Andreas Christensen, who started the 1-1 draw with Romania.
All in all, Hareide isn’t expected to make wholesale changes to his strongest XI.
Martin O’Neill is without David Meyler for the first leg meeting with Denmark, with the Hull City man suspended. Glenn Whelan should anchor the midfield as a result.
Jeff Hendrick is a doubt, which should see Conor Hourihane start in the middle of the park.
James McCarthy, Richard Keogh and Sean Maguire have all pulled out of the squad through injury.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Ireland’s last 7 games (FIFA World Cup). Under 2.5 goals 1.44
Denmark are undefeated in their last 7 matches (FIFA World Cup). Denmark win or draw 1.12
Ireland are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 matches (FIFA World Cup). Ireland win or draw 2.20
~ Denmark are unbeaten in their last nine outings and come into the welcome of Republic of Ireland with confidence high. On home turf, though, their form has been patchy, with just two wins from their last five in Denmark.
~ Republic of Ireland have lost just one of their last 11 World Cup qualifying matches, but have won only three of their last nine outings. These two face one another for the first time since 2007, where the visitors ran out 4-0 winners.
~ However, Denmark have the means to secure victory on Saturday.
Previous Meetings (Last 2 matches)
IF 22-08-2007 FT Denmark 0 : 4 Ireland
IF 27-03-2002 FT Ireland 3 : 0 Denmark
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