We’re back once again to bring you another expert Nations League prediction weekend here at Betting.Tips.net. No matter the competition, our footballing know-it-alls always work hard to deliver the very best, and that’s no different for today’s Nations League tips & betting predictions.
For our Nations League predictions today, we’re looking at round two of the all-Celtic battle as the wisdom of Wales takes on the luck of the Irish in Cardiff on Sunday. Our expertly created Nations League tips & predictions are to follow alongside some facts and stats.
Wales have been the surprise package for our Nations League predictions experts. They are on a 10 match unbeaten run in competitive competitions, with a friendly loss against England in the last international break being their only loss in the last 12 games. Wales have been dealt a blow ahead of this game however, as manager Ryan Giggs has temporarily stood down following allegations of assault against his girlfriend. Gareth Bale is a potential injury worry, as he picked up an ankle injury when playing for Tottenham last weekend. However, Bale has still joined up with his teammates so could play some part.
Things haven’t been great as of late for the Boys in Green, as the lads are without a win in 2020 and without a competitive win since early 2019. Their most recent win was a friendly triumph over New Zealand almost a year ago to the day. Stephen Kenny’s men face another two tough tests this international break as they take on England in a midweek friendly ahead of this game. Injuries aren’t so much the problem for the Irish – it’s more an overall lack of quality and form. Captain Seamus Coleman will be hoping they can pull something out of the bag soon.
A 10 man Ireland managed to hold Wales to a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture in the last international break, defying many Nations League predictions of another loss for the boys in green. Prior to that, these sides met in the Nations League back in 2018, with Wales managing a convincing double of their neighbour from across the water. Ireland are without a competitive win against the Welsh since 2007, however they managed a 3-0 friendly win back in 2011. Of the last 5 games, there have been two 0-0 draws and two 1-0 wins for Wales, so high scoring isn’t likely on the cards.
Below, we’ve provided the last 3 results from games between these sides as well as 3 interesting statistical highlights. We’ve used all of this information and more for this Nations League prediction weekend.
Having analysed the above information, our Nations League predictions today point to a slender Welsh win.
Given the almost history making poor form of this Ireland side, it’s hard to see past anything other than a Welsh win in Cardiff on Sunday evening. Even without Bale and their usual manager on the sidelines, the Welsh should have enough in their side to see off the Irish. That’s not to say it will be an easy ride. A spirited Ireland performance in Dublin in the last international break saw them hold the Welsh to a draw, even with 10 men. We therefore see this being a tightly fought affair, that will most likely be decided against a single goal – and as previous results have shown us 0-0 and 1-0 is the favoured result of this fixture. Our betting tip for this match is therefore a Wales win by 1 goal at odds of 3.5 with Skybet.