Republic of Ireland vs. Wales Betting – Nations League, October 11, 2020

| October 7, 2020 4:08 am PDT

It is another Nations League local derby in Dublin on Sunday, as the Republic of Ireland takes on Wales just days after playing its Euro 2020 playoff semi-final against Slovakia.

Wales only has a friendly with England to think about before this game so should be concentrating on this fixture – and hoping to capitalize on a possible Irish defeat in that playoff tie.

Republic of Ireland vs. Wales Odds

Republic of Ireland to Win2.75
The Draw3.00
Wales to Win2.75

Betway simply can’t decide how this game is going to go and, considering the way both sides tend to set out in a defensive-minded way, that is a pretty fair assessment. There are some excellent attacking talents in both squads but there may not be many goals to celebrate in Dublin – and the draw bet seems the best value here.

Republic of Ireland vs. Wales Match Preview

The Republic is facing the prospect of facing Northern Ireland in a winner takes all playoff final in November for a place at Euro 2020. But it faces a very tough semi-final in Slovakia first – and defeat there would surely turn out to be a crushing blow for new manager Stephen Kenny and his squad.

The good news is that the Irish players have largely started their domestic seasons very brightly. Strikers such as Callum Robinson are scoring goals and Shane Duffy is enjoying a new lease of life on loan at Celtic. But the Republic’s Nations League results have been less than impressive so far – and a victory is needed here if it is to catch Wales at the top of the group.

Two wins out of two will have made Ryan Giggs very happy after a mixed start to his regime as Wales manager. He has been very keen to bring in a number of younger players and they have rewarded his faith with some excellent performances – and goals in the case of Neco Williams’ injury-time winner against Bulgaria.

The narrow victory in Finland on matchday one was a better result and if Wales can somehow manage to come away from Wembley with a positive outcome from the game with England on Thursday, the entire squad will be on a high going into this fixture.

Prediction and Pick

Pick
  • The Draw
    3.00

As with Iceland and its Nations League game with Denmark, a lot will depend on how the Republic of Ireland gets on its playoff game three days before this fixture with Wales. There will be pride to play for whatever the outcome but the home side will be more up for the game if the Slovakia result is positive. But however that turns out, I think this could be a very evenly balanced affair with both managers setting out their sides in a similar way. The draw bet holds the most value in my opinion.

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is an experienced freelance writer specialising in sports and sports betting. He is particularly knowledgeable about world soccer, but also writes about football, basketball and cricket.

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