Competition: Nations League
Market: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport
In an all-British battle this weekend, Wales and the Republic of Ireland will face off at an empty Cardiff on Sunday evening.
Starting with the hosts, without Head Coach Ryan Giggs in midweek and Gareth Bale watching from the stands, it was another sluggish outing for Wales on Thursday night. Having to settle for a 0-0 stalemate against the USA on home soil, the Dragons have managed to win just one of their last four matchups across all competitions, including that 3-0 drumming at the hands of England last month. While the Reds might have managed to secure their spot at next year’s delayed European Championships, Wales have shown some continued issues in the final third. Drawing another blank against the United States earlier in the week, Sunday’s hosts have managed to record just a single strike in over 350 minutes of action.
As for the visitors, hit with their own thumping 3-0 defeat at an empty Wembley earlier in the week and also failing to book their spot at EURO 2021, Ireland do find themselves in the midst of a woeful run of form. Still struggling to find their feet under new boss Stephen Kenny and receiving a string of criticism for their display in midweek, the Greens have failed to record a single victory across any format over the past 12 months. Much like Sunday’s hosts, Ireland also hold what is a hugely worrying record in front of goal. Also drawing their only blank earlier in the week, Kenny’s new squad have failed to record a single strike in any of their previous five appearances on the spin. In a contest that should see chances come at a real premium, we’re backing under 2.5 goals in Cardiff.
Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Wales vs Ireland 1/2 for Sunday’s Nations League contest @ 888sport
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