UEFA Nations League B

Ireland vs Scotland Match Preview, Tips, Odds

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10 Jun 2022
  • Scotland scored at least once in their previous 10 matches on the bounce.
  • Over 2.5 goals happened in four of Ireland’s last ten matches across all tournaments.
  • Over 2.5 goals happened in three of the Scotland's last ten games across all tournaments.

Ireland vs Scotland betting tips, predictions and match preview. Latest team news, head to head stats and verdict on the big UEFA Nations League match at Aviva Stadium on this coming Saturday.

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Ireland head into an encounter against Scotland this coming Saturday. Played out at Aviva Stadium, this is their third of six outings in the UEFA Nations League group phase.

Whereas hosts Ireland sit as number 47 in the FIFA world ranking, visitors Scotland arrive as number 39. It certainly has the look of a close encounter on Saturday.

Ireland collected zero points in their first two rounds of matches, ranking them as number four, while Scotland sit as number one on three points.

It has so far been a disappointing UEFA Nations League with two defeats in the group for Ireland. With a knife to their throat they know it is probably do or die in this third round if they wish to see the next round.

Ireland are not a high scoring team these days, as they only found the back of the net three times in the last ten outings. That is an average of just 0.3 goals per game, as they conceded ten goals. They managed three clean sheets in these matches.

Scotland go into their third group match on three points and need to be fully focused, if qualification to the next round is to be secured.

Scotland average one goal a game in their last seven outing, scoring a total of seven goals. They conceded an average of 0.6 per game, for a total of four goals, whilst keeping their opponents from scoring three times.

  • Ireland have not lost 15 of the last 17 home matches
  • Ireland have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
  • Ireland have not won 9 of the last 11 home matches
  • Ireland have scored in 8 of the last 10 matches
  • Ireland have scored in 5 of the last 6 home matches
  • Scotland have scored in the last 9 matches in a row
  • Scotland have not lost 8 of the last 9 matches
  • In the last 3 matches in a row Scotland played, both teams scored
  • Scotland have not lost 8 of the last 10 away matches
  • Scotland have scored in 8 of the last 10 away matches

Ireland vs Scotland H2H

The match ended in a 1-1 draw in the previous outing between Ireland and Scotland and should we get another draw, the bookies best price are at 3.10. Ireland won 40% of their last meetings against Scotland for at total record of 2-1-2, as their next visitors won two matches. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Ireland Form

Ireland managed one win in the last three matches, which was a 1-0 victory against Lithuania. They went on to lose 1-0 against Armenia, before getting dumped in a 0-1 defeat against Ukraine.

Ireland have a record of zero wins, zero draws and two defeats in the UEFA Nations League this season.

Ireland won twice in their past six home matches in which they also drew three and lost one. They hit the target eight times and conceded four goals.

At the time of writing, it looks as if only two players are unavailable for Ireland, when they prepare for their upcoming assignment.

John Egan and Seamus Coleman nurses various injuries and won't take part for Ireland against Scotland at Aviva Stadium.

Scotland Form

In their last three matches, Scotland drew 2-2 with Austria, lost 1-3 against Ukraine and beat Armenia 2-0.

Scotland are looking at a record of one win, zero draws and zero defeats in the UEFA Nations League this season. Scotland scored at least once in their previous 10 matches.

Scotland won three of a possible six away matches, as well as playing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored seven while also conceding seven times.

Scotland face a list of four absentees from the squad ahead of their next match on Saturday against Ireland.

Kenny McLean, Nathan Patterson, Ryan Jack and David Turnbull all face a spell on the sidelines for Scotland due to various injuries.

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