Wales v Republic of Ireland tips: British Isles clash to end all square
FootyOn pick out their top Wales v Republic of Ireland tips with both nations looking to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
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With just two points separating Group D’s second and third, Chris Coleman’s Dragons host the Irish in Cardiff with both countries missing key personnel.
Wales are without Gareth Bale, but eager to prove they are much more than a one man team.
So, with the crucial clash tonight, we’ve picked out Wales v Republic of Ireland tips…
All square in the Welsh capital
Without the firepower of Real Madrid man Bale, Wales may struggle to find cutting edge against Martin O’Neill’s men.
Ireland have recorded three draws in their last five World Cup qualifiers, while Wales’ form also indicates an all-square outcome.
The Dragons recently went on a five-game drawing streak that put their qualification chances in danger, but recovered with three consecutive wins.
Four of the previous six meetings between these nations have finished a draw, so another outcome like this is a nifty 9/4 with BetVictor.
Draw/draw in half-time/full-time betting
Group D is currently lead by Serbia, with Wales second and Ireland a close third.
Put simply, victory for either nation in Cardiff will guarantee them at least a play-off place, while a draw could still be enough for Wales depending on Croatia’s result in Ukraine.
A defeat is unthinkable.
So, with both countries keen to avoid defeat, expect a tight matchup.
In each of the last four meetings in this fixture, they have been level heading into the break and, with so much on the line tonight, we could see the game play out in similar fashion – wrapping up qualification with a stalemate.
BetVictor offers odds of 18/5 on draw/draw in the half-time/full-time betting.
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