Republic of Ireland v Wales: The 10 stats you need to know


10. The Republic of Ireland and Wales have each won five of the 13 meetings between the nations. Wales can be backed at 3.35 to win this one.

9. Ireland have won five of their last nine encounters with Wales, drawing three and losing just one. The hosts are favourites to win at 2.35.

8. The Republic are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Wales, winning three and drawing three. They are 1.34 to to either win or draw in a Double Chance bet.

7. Chris Coleman’s side are unbeaten in the current World Cup qualifying campaign, winning one and drawing three. They are 1.62 to win/draw on the Double Chance.

6. Wales could draw four successive games in all competitions for only the third time, and the first time since 2000-2001. A share of the points is priced at 3.10.

5. The Republic of Ireland haven’t lost to Wales since a 1-0 friendly defeat at home in February 1992. An identical scoreline is available at 8.00.

4. Martin O’Neill’s men have found the net in 19 of their last 20 outings in all competitions. Wales are 4.90 to win without conceding a goal.

3. Wales have scored in nine of their last 10 matches, only failing to find the net in their 2-0 defeat to Portugal in the semi-finals of of Euro 2016. Ireland are 3.40 to win with a clean sheet.

2. James McClean has scored the Republic’s last three goals and has appeared in each of Ireland’s last 16 games. The West Brom winger is 5.50 to score at any time.

1. Six of Gareth Bale’s last 10 international goals, including his last two, have been openers. Bale is 5.10 to score the first goal.