The two UK-based sides will meet each other at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, with the Republic of Ireland looking to host Wales in the return leg of the UEFA Nations League.
After missing out on the World Cup following the UEFA two-legged play-offs elimination to Denmark, the Boys in Green have struggled to find the right balance, having suffered three defeats in the past six matches, including an ugly 4-1 loss to Wales in the Nations League opener. In the two previous encounters, Martin O’Neill’s side were held to the pair of draws, which was their third successive failure, with O’Neill hoping to see his side battling out a positive outcome to avoid putting his job at risk.
On the other hand, the Dragons have finished third in their respective World Cup qualifying group, after which they’ve only registered two wins out of eight matches, having lost four times in the process. Additionally, Ryan Giggs’ team suffered a stressful 4-1 defeat to Spain in a friendly encounter on the eve of their UEFA Nations League clash with the Republic of Ireland, with the former Manchester United star urging his players to step up their game and return to winning ways.
Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis has returned to the national team ahead of Tuesday’s showdown, with Callum O’Dowda’s physical condition is yet to be assessed. As for the visitors, the appearance of Wales’ headline performer Gareth Bale still hangs in the balance, with Chris Mepham and Ethan Ampadu definitely ruled out by the injuries.
03 August 2020 Fiorentina head to the Stadio Paolo Mazza to take on SPAL on the final matchday of the season, looking to post a fourth …Read More
02 August 2020 Rocked by a shocking 2-0 away loss to Cagliari last time out, Juventus will be looking to bounce back when they take on …Read More
02 August 2020 Celtic and Hamilton will face off at empty Celtic Park this weekend in their opening match of the 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season. Delivering …Read More
03 August 2020 Although they’ve lost three of their last four Serie A matches (W1), Bologna will be looking to sign off in style when they …Read More
02 August 2020 AC Milan clinched a comfortable 2-0 away win over Cagliari in the reverse fixture and will be looking for a repeat as the …Read More