Free tips World Cup Qualifier: Republic of Ireland v Wales Betting Tips (Friday, 7.45pm)

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Two neighbouring countries Republic of Ireland and Wales prepare to do battle in a crucial clash in Group D.

Here are our betting tips and predictions for Friday’s standout FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Republic of Ireland v Wales Predictions 

Draw at 21/10 with bet365


Republic of Ireland v Wales Best Bet

Both teams to score at 11/10 with bet365


Rep of Ireland v Wales


Republic of Ireland v Wales Past meetings

The Republic of Ireland have never lost to Wales, drawing twice and winning twice. The last time they met was an international friendly in Cardiff in 2013 which ended goalless.


Republic of Ireland v Wales Stats

Ireland have won three consecutive internationals for the first time since October 2015. James McClean has scored all of Ireland’s last three goals in qualifying.

Wales have drawn their last three games and are on their joint-longest winless run under Chris Coleman since September 2013. Gareth Bale’s been directly involved in five of Wales’ seven goals so far.


Republic of Ireland Team News

Robbie Brady is out of the game through suspension. Shane Duffy is also definitely out and there are doubts about Ciaran Clark, Richard Keogh and Cyrus Christie.


Wales Team News

Chris Coleman has called up two uncapped players to the senior squad for the first time; Liverpool’s Ben Woodburn and Milton Keynes Dons defender Joe Walsh. Tom Bradshaw also returns to the fold after winning his first cap in March 2016.


Reason for Republic of Ireland v Wales Bets

The last time these neighbouring countries met, the game lacked the normal bite we’ve come to expect.

It was an international friendly played out just days before the start of the new domestic season. Friday’s game promises to be a much more entertaining affair.

It’s a vital fixture for both sides. Ireland have started the campaign fantastically, winning three games and drawing the other, sitting top of Group D.

They’re clearly motivated to reach their first World Cup since 2002 – evident from their hard-fought victory over Austria last time out. That was the first time the Green Army had beaten Austria since 1963.


Ireland vs Wales


The Welsh Dragons meanwhile have struggled to live up to their own high expectations since Euro 2016.

After thrashing Moldova in round one, they’ve since drawn their last three games. They simply haven’t managed to see games out, having lead in every match of the campaign so far. They’re currently third in Group D, two points behind Serbia and four behind Friday’s rivals.

Friday’s match promises to be a hard-fought battle between two unbeaten teams desperate for the win. The atmosphere will be blistering at the Eviva Stadium, a ground where Ireland have lost just one of their last 14 games. It’s difficult to separate the two teams, with Ireland in great form and having home comforts.

Wales meanwhile have been unlucky not to take more points from their matches so far. For that reason, back a draw at 21/10 with Bet365.

Republic of Ireland have scored in 23 of their last 24 internationals on home soil, while Wales have scored in eight of their last 10 internationals. Back both teams to score at 11/10 with Bet365.


Republic of Ireland v Wales Predictions

Draw at 21/10 with bet365


Republic of Ireland v Wales Best Bet

Both teams to score at 11/10 with bet365


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