Wales vs Ireland predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Wales vs Ireland predictions for Monday’s World Cup qualifier at Cardiff City Stadium. There is plenty at stake for both teams as they look to book their flight to Russia 2018. Read on for all our Wales vs Republic of Ireland free predictions and Betting Tips.
Wales vs Ireland predictions, match date, time and kickoff
The Wales vs Ireland match date and time is set. Wales vs Ireland fixture is on Monday, 9th October and game kick-off time is 19:45 BST at Cardiff City Stadium.
Date: Monday, 9th October
Time: 19:45 BST
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Wales vs Ireland predictions
Here are the best Wales vs Ireland odds and our Wales vs Ireland Predictions and Betting Tips. Here are the best odds for a Ireland Win, Draw and Wales win.
Home Win Best Odds: 2.20 with bet365
Away Win Best Odds: 3.60 with Unibet
Draw Best Odds: 3.40 with Unibet
Our Wales vs Ireland prediction
There is little to separate the two teams in their qualifying campaigns so far. With the home crowd though, we are backing Wales to get the win at 2.2 with bet365. Below you can read the reasons for our Wales vs Ireland predictions.
Wales vs Ireland Correct Score Predictions
We expect Wales to win 2-1 at 9.5 with bet365
Wales vs Ireland First Goal Scorer Prediction
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Reasons For Wales vs Ireland predictions & Betting Tips
Wales are the favourites for this match with odds of 2.20 with bet365, with Ireland the outsiders at 3.60 with Unibet to cause an upset in Cardiff.
It’s a clash between second and third in Group D, with the winner guaranteed at least a play-off place to qualify for the World Cup. Wales only need a draw to secure second place.
If Serbia fail to win at home to Georgia, whoever wins this will qualify directly for the final tournament in Russia next year. A lot is on the line in Cardiff, both teams have it all to play for.
Wales are without star player Gareth Bale, which will undoubtedly be a big loss and a boost to Ireland. However, they have coped well without their injury prone talisman.
On Thursday they were 1-0 winners in Georgia, putting them in the driving seat for a play-off place. Aaron Ramsey got the assist for Tom Lawrence’s winner, and we’re backing the Arsenal man to score first at 7.5 with Unibet.
Ireland won 2-0 over Moldova on Thursday night, a big three points given that they had failed to win their previous four qualifiers. Nothing but a win will do for them in Cardiff though.
It’s a tough one to call and could go either way, but we think Wales are the better equipped to grind out the result they need. We’re backing a close 2-1 home win at 9.5 with bet365.
Wales vs Republic of Ireland Form
Ireland travel to face Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium in a crunch qualifying clash on Monday night. The winner will go through to the play-offs for the World Cup, and could even qualify directly if Serbia drop points against Georgia.
Since losing to Portugal in the Euro 2016 semi-final, Wales have not lost a single match. Draws have been their undoing, with 5 stalemates from their nine World Cup qualifiers.
Wales Form: WWWDDD
Republic of Ireland Form
The Republic are just one point behind Wales in the group and will finish above them with a win. Recent form has been a little inconsistent, but they recorded an impressive friendly win over Uruguay in June.
Ireland Form: WLDDWL
Wales vs Republic of Ireland Head To Head (H2H)
The head-to-head could not be more even, with 5 wins a piece and four draws. The reverse fixture in Dublin ended 0-0 back in March, as did a friendly in Cardiff in 2013.
Stats – Wales vs Ireland
|Wales Games won:||5|
|Ireland Games won:||5|
Wales Team News
The big news ahead of the match as everybody knows is that Gareth Bale is unavailable due to injury. The Real Madrid star is out with a calf problem. Defender James Collins is also sidelined.
Ireland Team News
Seamous Coleman, Jonathan Walters and goalkeeper Keiren Westwood are all out injured. Kevin Doyle was also originally called up but has since retired to health issues.
Wales vs Ireland predictions
Wales to win at 2.20 with bet365
Correct Score Prediction
Wales to win 2-1 at 9.5 with bet365
More about Wales, Ireland and the World Cup Qualifier
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