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Wales vs Republic of Ireland

Competition – World Cup Qualifying

Stadium – Cardiff City Stadium

Date: 9th October 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Wales and Republic of Ireland will be looking to end their respective campaigns on a high.

The Welsh men will be looking to take out their visitors and clinch at least the playoff ticket.

They have bagged two wins and two draws from their last 4 home games and they look likely to continue that run in this game.

Both these teams have an outside chance of making it even as group leaders after Serbia’s slip to Austria but they need to win this to guarantee at least second position in the group before thinking of 1st place.

This game is one of the toughest as it looks likely that the second placed team could be the one that misses out on the playoff spot.

Wales came out with a point in the reverse leg of this fixture and Chris Coleman will be banking on the likes of Ben Woodburn to help them get a win here.

Republic of Ireland will be confident knowing that 7 of their 11 goals so far have been scored away from home – scoring in all their four of their away games so far.

Wales have also scored in all of their home games so far and this means this game has the making of an interesting encounter.

With James McClean and Robbie Brady returning from suspension, the Irish men will feel they have more power than in their previous games.

McClean has emerged as one of the most important players for this team and could add to his three goals haul in this game.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Wales 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Moldova 0-2 Wales Sep 5, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Wales 1-0 Austria Sep 2, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
D Serbia 1-1 Wales Jun 11, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
D Republic of Ireland 0-0 Wales Mar 24, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
D Wales 1-1 Serbia Nov 12, 2016 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA

Republic of Ireland

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Republic of Ireland 0-1 Serbia Sep 5, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
D Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland Sep 2, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
D Republic of Ireland 1-1 Austria Jun 11, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Republic of Ireland 3-1 Uruguay Jun 4, 2017 International Friendly
L Mexico 3-1 Republic of Ireland Jun 2, 2017 International Friendly


H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Republic of Ireland 0-0 Wales Mar 24, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
Wales 0-0 Republic of Ireland Aug 14, 2013 International Friendly
Republic of Ireland 3-0 Wales Feb 8, 2011 Carling Nations Cup
Wales 2-2 Republic of Ireland Nov 17, 2007 European Championship Qualifying

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