Wales will look to build on the momentum from an impressive win when they take on minnows Northern Ireland in the round of 16 at Parc des Princes on Saturday. Read here our Wales v Northern Ireland betting preview with predictions, betting tips, boosted odds, expected line-ups, streaming links, bookie bonuses and no deposit free bets!
WALES v NORTHERN IRELAND BETTING PREVIEWWales may not have been able to defeat England (1-2) in Group B play, but the recorded impressive wins over Slovakia and Russia (3-0). Gareth Bale is on fire as he is receiving a good support from Aaron Ramsey. Apart from that, what makes Wales so tough to beat in this competition is their impeccable defense. Through three matches in this tournament, they have conceded just two goals with one of those goals coming in added time against England.
Manager Chris Coleman has no injury concerns ahead of this clash and could choose the same players that started last time out. This means that Sam Vokes will keep his place in attack as he replaced Hal Robson-Kanu in the third group stage match. He will be supported by Bale and Ramsey while Joe Ledley and Joe Allen will play in the middle of the park. No changes are expected in defense.
Northern Ireland were the last team to qualify for the round of 16 among third-place teams based on goal difference, edging out Turkey and Albania, who also earned just three points. They lost their opening match 1-0 to Poland but next time out a 2-0 win over Ukraine put them back in contention. They lost 1-0 to Germany in their final group match, thanks to an amazing performance of goalkeeper McGovern who conceded just two goals in their opening three matches. Northern Ireland met Wales in a friendly in Cardiff in Match this year and they were only denied victory by a late Welsh equalizer from the penalty spot.
Manager Michael O’Neill may choose to recall qualifying hero Kyle Lafferty in place of QPR striker Conor Washington. Jamie Ward is expected to keep their place in the starting line-up and the back-four will be unchanged despite Craig Cathcart and Jonny Evans are both one booking away from suspension.
WALES v NORTHERN IRELAND PROBABLE LINEUPS
Wales (3-4-3): Hennessey – Chester, Williams, Davies – Gunter, Ledley, Allen, Taylor – Ramsey, Vokes, Bale.
Northern Ireland (4-5-1): McGovern – J.Evans, Cathcart, McAuley, Hughes – Dallas, Norwood, Davis, C.Evans, Ward – Lafferty.
WALES v NORTHERN IRELAND ODDS
|WALES||8.00 with||Bet £10, win £80.00|
|THE DRAW||3.10 with||Bet £10, win £31.00|
|NORTHERN IRELAND||17.00 with||Bet £10, win £170.00|
WALES v NORTHERN IRELAND PREDICTIONS
- Wales @ 8.00
- Wales to qualify @ 8.00
- 2-0 Correct Score @ 9.00
- Gareth Bale anytime goalscorer @ 11.00
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