Place: Wales. Cardiff. Cardiff City.
Date: on the 6th of September, 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: UEFA Nations League. League B. 1st round.
Ireland (the head coach Martin O’Neill)
We present to your attention another match of two popular national teams of the British Isles. According to regulations of the UEFA Nations League, the national teams of Wales and Ireland became participants of the second division, that is League B. And then the draw procedure of the qualification tournament which has made the teams of Ryan Giggs and Martin O’Neill the rivals of one group D has taken place. Denmark is in this group and is called by experts and analysts of football the main challenger for champion’s title.
Thus, the forthcoming fight of the national teams of Wales and Ireland will define the main rival of Danish Vikings in fight for the champion title. We will remind you that during the last qualification stage of the FIFA World Cup Russia, the team of Martin O’Neill against Serbia, Austria and Wales has taken the second final place (19 points), having given way only two points to Serbians. Having gained the right for additional playoffs, Ireland has lost to the main favorite of the new qualification group, that is, to Denmark – 1:5 (0:0 and 1:5).
Wales (the head coach Ryan Giggs)
We have begun representation of the participants of the British fight with the guests due to understandable reason. We will remind you once again that Wales and Ireland were the rivals in qualification stage of the last World Cup. But, unlike Irish, the Welsh team without the injured Gareth Bale in decisive matches, hasn’t managed to please the fans with a winning game.
As a result Wales has taken only the third place. And in two-legged tie of the closest opponents the Greens were stronger, that is, Martin O’Neill’s team. The first meeting in Dublin hasn’t defined the winner. And then, during the return decisive game in Cardiff guests have won (0:1). The victorious goal was scored by James McClean.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Wales vs. Ireland
This time the team of Ryan Giggs has practically all leading players headed by the forward of Real Madrid Gareth Bale, the playmaker of Arsenal, London Aaron Ramsey and the full back from Stock Ashley Williams. Of course, the hosts of Cardiff City are eager for a revenge for the previous home defeat last autumn. Which team is a favorite of the forthcoming match? Here, according to experts, Wales have much more chances for a victory: Wales – 2.10, Ireland – 3.75.
And what about Martin O’Neill’s team? Now the team has many famous football players. First of all, these are full backs Stephen Ward and Séamus Coleman and also players of the middle of the field and the attack line James McClean, Shane Long and Jonathan Walters. But, nevertheless, considering the current motivation and the starting lineup of the hosts, here the bet made on Gareth Bale’s victory is more real.
Our tip: Under 2.5 – odds 1.78 Asianodds