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Wales vs Republic of Ireland Preview and Line Up Prediction: Draw 1-1 at 5/1

Wales vs Republic of Ireland Preview and Line Up Prediction: Draw 1-1 at 5/1

Wales and the Republic of Ireland will play their tenth World Cup 2018 qualifying game at the Cardiff City Stadium on Monday, 9th October.

Match Preview:

The teams’ last meeting was the reverse of this fixture in March of this year and the game ended in a goalless draw. Before that, they played in August 2013 and that game also ended in a goalless draw.

Wales is second in qualifying Group D with 17 points, 1 point below Serbia. Last week they defeated Georgia 0 – 1 and before that they beat Moldova 0 – 2.

The Republic of Ireland is third in qualifying Group D with 16 points, 4 points above Austria. Last week they defeated Moldova 2 – 0 and before that they lost 0 – 1 to Serbia.

Match Prediction:

A 1 – 1 draw is the most likely outcome with William Hill and Bet365 offering odds of 11/2 and 5/1 respectively.

Betting Odds:

Bet365 Odds: 11/8 Wales to Win, 21/10 for a Draw and 23/10 Republic of Ireland to Win

William Hill Odds: 13/10 Wales to Win, 2/1 for a Draw and 21/10 Republic of Ireland to Win

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