Wales vs Ireland – 2018 World Cup Qualification: Both teams have the possibility of qualifying in first place of the group…
But for that, they would have to hope a Serbia slip-up against Georgia, which doesn’t seem likely.
In any way, this match will also decide who finishes 2nd in this group and will have the possibility of playing in the play-off. That means that Ireland must win this match in order to have the chance of going to play in Russia’s World Cup.
These are two very similar teams, who have a very unique style and so I expect them to match up very well and give us a good match.
Wales have the advantage, not only because they are playing at home, but also because they are a little bit superior individually.
Of course that, without Bale, that difference isn’t so clear and Ireland still have a word to say.
These are two teams who are used to being in this kind of situation since Wales is coming off a semi-final at the Euro but these teams also have to work hard to get to a World Cup.
This fact can bring some motivation as well as some pressure which sometimes translates into mistakes.
The draw gives Wales the 2nd place but they need to be careful because at the moment they are one of the worst 2nd placed teams, which means that, even if they get the draw and finish 2nd, they can still miss-out on the play-off.
Wales vs Ireland – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This way, I believe that the win serves both of these sides.
These are teams who like to play safe and enjoy defensive solidity but on this match, they are forced to take risks, especially Ireland who, if they fail to win, are eliminated.
With both teams presenting similar styles, I believe they will attempt to play with the same style and by fitting each other’s’ styles,
they will feel more comfortable to open up the match, which can result in a lot of goals, even more because this match can force both teams to go all out looking to score.
|Over 2 goals||