Kick-off: 1945, 16/10/2018
Stadium: Aviva Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Wales were ultra-impressive when beating Republic of Ireland 4-1 last month but we expect a much more even contest in Tuesday’s Nations League rematch in Dublin.
As well as turning over home advantage, the Dragons have been hampered by an injury to talismanic front man Gareth Bale.
Half of the last eight meetings between these sides have ended in stalemate and 2/1 for another draw at Aviva Stadium is our opening Republic of Ireland vs Wales prediction.
A Look At Republic of Ireland’s Betting Odds
Less than a year after beating Wales 1-0 away in a crucial World Cup qualifier, Ireland were totally outplayed in Cardiff last month.
However, they did have some notable absentees for that match and have since restored some pride with a couple of solid draws.
Aiden O’Brien’s header helped the men in green secure a 1-1 friendly stalemate in Poland and they banked a first Nations League point against Denmark on Saturday.
“We’ve kept a clean sheet, that’s good,” said Martin O’Neill. “One step at a time, a few building blocks, as people might say.
“Denmark, who were only beaten in the World Cup by the finalists (Croatia) on penalties, didn’t eventually cause us that many problems.”
A Look At Wales’ Betting Odds
Wales haven’t managed to build on the convincing victory over Ireland, when fantastic goals by Tom Lawrence, Bale and Aaron Ramsey put them in control by half-time.
Christian Eriksen’s double helped Denmark to beat the Dragons 2-0 in this competition, when the Scandinavians were superior in every department.
There was then another reality check on Thursday night as Spain cruised to a 4-1 friendly win at Principality Stadium, with Sam Vokes only netting an 89th-minute consolation.
Bales missed that match with a groin problem and Chelsea midfielder Ethan Ampadu limped off with a knee injury.
Denmark head coach Age Hareide has first-hand knowledge of both of these teams and is predicting they will share the spoils, which would suit his table toppers.
He said: “I think it will be a tight game between Wales and Ireland. I think it will be very, very tight. My bet is it’s going to be a draw – hopefully.”
We agree and 5/1 for a goalless stalemate completes our Republic of Ireland vs Wales betting tips.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 0-0 Denmark
WALES 1-4 Spain – Sam Vokes
Head-to-head: Wales 4-1 Rep of Ire, Wales 0-1 Rep of Ire, Rep of Ire 0-0 Wales, Wales 0-0 Rep of Ire, Rep of Ire 3-0 Wales, Wales 2-2 Rep of Ire
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