Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Aviva Stadium will host Sunday’s qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Wales. The Boys in Green aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Finland, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Seeing that Ireland head into the match following the Euro playoffs clash with Slovakia, Stephen Kenny is unlikely to field the best possible side against Wales. The Dragons, on the other hand, aim to keep their 100% record in Group 4 intact.
However, away win should not be considered as Gareth Bale is unlikely to recover in time to face the Boys in Green. Considering that Ireland are desperate to record their first win of the process, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. The good news for Ryan Giggs is that fit-again Juve midfielder Aaron Ramsey returns to the starting XI.