Wales v Republic Of Ireland Betting Preview | 9th October
In our Wales v Republic of Ireland betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head to head, popular bets and more for Monday night’s World Cup Qualifier.
Wales v Republic Of Ireland Betting Preview
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Watch: Sky Sports
In Tuesday’s headline fixture, Wales host The Republic of Ireland. Just a quick run through the permutations to provide some context. Wales currently hold second spot in Group D while Ireland are in third. The eight-best second placed sides in each group earn a crack at the World-Cup play-offs as a route to next summers’s tournament. Although Wales can clinch second spot by avoiding defeat, they will be after all three-points to ensure a play-off spot. For Ireland, this final qualification game is a must win. Both sides can technically top the group but that is dependent on Serbia’s result when they meet Georgia.
You have to go back over 12 months since The Welsh last lost a Football match. Chris Coleman has kept thing’s similar to what was successful in last summer’s European Championship’s. Although without Gareth Bale this International Break, Wales managed to pick up three points in Georgia. Coleman’s side have struggled to turn draws in to wins and in order to add attacking goal threat, have switched from a back five to a back four. Wales have won three consecutive games to nil and that is testament to the way they set up.
Like Wales, The Republic of Ireland have been quite defensively sound this campaign. They’ve only lost the one game, they’re a solid outfit and that’s largely down to Martin O’Neill and his pragmatic ways. Ireland are unbeaten in their four away qualifiers, scoring on each occasion.
This is likely to be a whole-hearted yet intriguing affair. The onus is on both sides to take a hold of the game from the outset so it will be interesting to see how things shape up.
- Wales are without Gareth Bale and Jazz Richards.
- Seamus Coleman remains out for Ireland. Brady and McClean return from suspension.
Potential Wales Starting XI:
Hennessey; Gunter, Chester, Williams, Davies; King, Ledley, Allen; Ramsey, Vokes, Lawrence
Potential Ireland Starting XI:
Randolph; Christie, Duffy, Clark, Ward; Meyler, Hendrick; Brady, McClean; Long, Murphy
Head To Head
- The reverse fixture ended 0-0.
Wales 7/5, Draw 21/10, Ireland 23/10
- Republic of Ireland Draw no Bet @ 7/5