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Republic of Ireland v Wales tips: Close clash expected in Dublin with high takes on the line

Republic of Ireland v Wales tips

FootyOn outline Republic of Ireland v Wales tips as the pair of close rivals collide in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

Live on Friday, March 24th at 19:45 GMT on Sky Sports 1.

The Aviva Stadium will host this intriguing Group D encounter between the Boys in Green and Welsh Dragons.

Martin O’Neill’s men have been in solid form so far in their qualifying campaign, going unbeaten since Euro 2016.

Chris Coleman’s visitors possess plenty of attacking threats, though.

In what is sure to be an interesting Friday night battle, we pinpoint Republic of Ireland v Wales tips for the Dublin liaison.

Draw and both teams to score at Aviva Stadium

The Irish have been solid since last summer but Wales have firepower. Back a draw and both to score in our Republic of Ireland v Wales tips.

The Irish have been solid since last summer but Wales have firepower. Back a draw and both to score in our Republic of Ireland v Wales tips.

The last time these two sides collided it ended all square.

While two of their four competitive clashes have ended level too.

The Welsh arrive on the back of being draw specialists as well, having been held in their last three straight games.

Both teams scored in all three matches, notably.

Ireland been more clinical, winning four of five outings since Euro 2016.

A close contest looks likely in Dublin and a draw with both sides finding the target can be backed at a promising 19/5 with BetVictor.

Gareth Bale to score anytime on travels

Madrid's wing wizard Bale will surely cause the Irish problems.

Madrid’s wing wizard Bale will surely cause the Irish problems.

The main threat to the Irish backline will no doubt be Wales’ key man Gareth Bale.

Real Madrid’s attacking ace recently returned from injury and will be keen to shine in the Irish capital.

Bale was a stand-out performer in France last summer and loves the big occasions.

He is therefore a best-priced 19/10 with BetVictor to dispatch anytime against the Boys in Green.

Bale has struck 13 times in 23 outings on all fronts so far this current campaign. He has also netted in his last two games for Wales.

First goal to be scored inside 21-30 minutes

Both nations will be aiming for crucial World Cup qualifying points.

Both nations will be aiming for crucial World Cup qualifying points.

Both teams will be keen to make a strong start to proceedings in Dublin.

A win would go a long way in helping reach Russia in 2018 for both British Isles countries.

With that in mind, goals may be expected after play has settled down at the Aviva.

It could be worthwhile, then, backing the game’s first goal to be scored inside 21-30 minutes at 11/2 with Sky Bet.

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