Wales v Northern Ireland: 10 Vital Statistics


10. Wales and Northern Ireland meet for the first time since 2011, when the hosts beat their British neighbours 2-0 in the Nations Cup. Wales are 2.45 to win again.

9. Wales last hosted Northern Ireland during the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign, when the two nations battled out a 2-2 draw. Another draw is priced at 3.10.

8. Wales have won just one of their last four outings and have averaged just a goal a game over that period. They are 7.50 to win 1-0.

7. Northern Ireland, meanwhile, are unbeaten in eight games (W4 D4) and are 1.55 to win/lose on the Double Chance here.

6. Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty scored six goals in Euro 2016 qualifying and has played more games (4) for his country this season than for club side Norwich (3). Lafferty is 7.00 to score first.

5. After Lafferty, Gareth McAuley was Northern Ireland’s top goalscorer in Euro 2016 qualifying with three goals. The West Brom defender last found the net in a Premier League game against Bournemouth in December. He is 14.00 to net at any time.

4. Wales are without Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey for this match. The duo scored nine of Wales’ 11 goals in Euro 2016 qualifying and Chris Coleman’s side is 3.05 not to score in their absence.

3. Hal Robson-Kanu and David Cotterill were the only other players to score for Wales in qualifying. Robson-Kanu is out of this clash while Cotterill (two goals for Birmingham this season) is 5.80 to score.

2. Only Czech Republic (+5) had a worse goal difference than Northern Ireland (+8) of all nine Euro 2016 qualifying group winners. Northern Ireland are 3.10 outsiders to win this clash. (Portugal finished with a +6 goal difference but played two games fewer in Group I).

1. Between them Wales and Northern Ireland averaged just 1.35 goals per game in qualifying. This match is 7.50 to end 0-0.