NL B Grp 4
Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 6, 2018
Venue: No Ground
Ref:
Att:
TV:

Tom Lawrence 5' -
Scored: 5'


Gareth Bale 18' -
Scored: 18'


Aaron Ramsey 37' -
Scored: 37'


Connor Roberts 54' -
Scored: 54'


Scored: 67'
- Shaun Williams 67'



UEFA Nations League Preview: Wales -v- Republic of Ireland

Thu, Sep 06 2018

Credit: Eoin Smith

WALES

Wales manager Ryan Giggs said he is looking forward to his competitive debut but is expecting a tough game against an Ireland side Wales don’t have a very good record against.

Unlike Ireland, Wales have a full strength squad to pick from with Gareth Bale one to watch having started the new La Liga season in blistering form.

Giggs has overseen three friendly games since taking the reins starting off with a victory against China, a narrow 1-0 loss to Uruguay and a stalemate with Mexico.

“We know it's going to be a tough game,” Giggs told the media before the game.

“The Republic have not been beaten in their last six competitive away games and we know what we're up against.”

"We know it's a team that is going to work hard and make it difficult for us.”

In their last eight meetings with Ireland Wales have four draws and four losses.

IRELAND

Martin O’Neill comes into this game short quite a few players with Alan Browne the latest to withdraw from the squad.

He joins James McCarthy, James McClean, Robbie Brady, Shane Long and Sean Maguire on the list of players who are absent for this evenings clash.

Ireland have good memories of this stadium beating Wales here in October in a crucial World Cup clash with James McClean the difference between the sides.

Other notable absentees from the squad include Harry Arter who has decided to take a break from international football following a row with assistant manager Roy Keane.

Declan Rice has asked for more time before he decides on where his international future lie

 

MATCH FACTS

These two teams met here as recent as last October in a crucial World Cup 2018 qualifier with Ireland taking the spoils courtesy of James McClean

In the last eight meetings between these two sides Ireland have won four and the teams have played out four draws

Wales are yet to beat Ireland in a competitive with two draws and two losses.

 

BETTING

Wales 4/5; Draw 9/4; Ireland 9/2

PREDICTION

Wales 1 – 1 Republic of Ireland

 

Wales

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Ireland

Injured: James McClean, James McCarthy, Alan Browne, Shane Long, Robbie Brady, Sean Maguire

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None



Wales
Wayne Hennessey
Goalkeeper
Connor Roberts
54Scored: 54'
Defender
Chris Mepham
Defender
Ben Davies
80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Defender
Ashley Williams
Defender
Aaron Ramsey
37Scored: 37'
Midfielder
Tom Lawrence
5Scored: 5'
Midfielder
David Brooks
Midfielder
Ethan Ampadu
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Midfielder
Joe Allen
Midfielder
Gareth Bale
18Scored: 18'
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Matthew Smith
67'
67Subbed On: 67'
Midfield
Tyler Roberts
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Tom Lockyer
Defender
Joe Ledley
Midfield
Andy King
Midfield
Chris Gunter
Defender
Paul Dummett
80'
80Subbed On: 80'
Defender
Adam Davies
Goalkeeper
James Chester
Defender
Sam Vokes
Forward
Danny Ward
Goalkeeper
Harry Wilson
Forward
Republic of Ireland
Darren Randolph
Goalkeeper
Shane Duffy
Defender
Séamus Coleman
Defender
Ciaran Clark
Defender
48Booked: 48'
Stephen Ward
Midfielder 61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Callum O'Dowda
Midfielder
Conor Hourihane
Midfielder 55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
Jeff Hendrick
Midfielder
Cyrus Christie
Midfielder
Jonathan Walters
Forward
Callum Robinson
Forward 77'
77Subbed Off: 77'

Substitutes
Enda Stevens
Defender
61Subbed On: 61'
61'
Aiden O'Brien
Forward
David Meyler
Midfield
Sean McDermott
Goalkeeper
Kevin Long
Defender
Richard Keogh
Defender
Daryl Horgan
Midfield
77Subbed On: 77'
77'
John Egan
Defender
Colin Doyle
Goalkeeper
Matt Doherty
Defender
Graham Burke
Forward
Shaun Williams
Midfield
55Subbed On: 55'
55'
67Scored: 67'


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