Place: Aviva Stadium. Dublin.
Date: on the 16th of October, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 19:45 p.m. (GMT+1)
Tournament: UEFA Nations League.
Ireland on Saturday has met at home with Denmark in frames of the Nations League. For a match the hosts have shot 3kicks on a target against 15 that were made by the rivals and didn’t manage even to score any goal. Luckily, Denmark also wasn’t successful in the attack– 0:0.
Ireland also did not gain success in September matches. They have lost away match 1:4 in frames of the Nations League with Wales and the informal match with Poland ended in a draw 1:1.
Thus, after two played matches Ireland takes the last place in the group, being behind Danes with three points and with two from the closest opponent.
The Dragons on Thursday were fighting against Spain in Cardiff. After the first half the score was 3:0 in favor of La Furia Roja. On the 74th minute the guests have increased the score, but Sam Vokes managed to score a prestige goal – 1:4.
The result of a match in frames of the Nations League with Ireland was mentioned earlier. In other meeting the Dragons have spent away match against the team of Denmark, having lost with the score 0:2.
In general in 2018 the Welsh team is performing not too hot. Wales, as well as the closest opponent, did not participate in the World Cup and in three spring matches these football players have managed to win over China, having given way to Uruguay and having shared virtual points with Mexico. However, Ireland’s situation is not better: two defeats and victory in three matches of the first half of this year.
Head-to-heads of Ireland vs. Wales
Prior to the match within the Nations League the teams have met in qualification stage to World Cup 2018. In Dublin the draw 0:0 was recorded and in Cardiff the guests have won 1:0.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Ireland vs. Wales
Ireland to win – 2.56
Draw – 2.96;
Wales to win – 3.11
In three autumn matches with participation of Wales the audience saw in total 12 scored goals. The last match of the team of O’Neill did not please with the number of scored goals but in two others total over 1.5 has been passed.
We think, at least two scored goals will please us.