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Wales vs Rep. of Ireland preview: Who’ll win Group D’s playoff decider?

October 8, 2017 By Ali M.
Here is a comprehensive compilation of TV schedules and listings for Wales' clash with Republic of Ireland in the World Cup qualifiers.

Broadcast info

Who’s playing: Wales and Republic of Ireland will decide their World Cup fate with a face-off in their final qualifier.

What time: At 11:45 PT / 14:45 ET / 18:45 UTC / 19:45 BST / 20:45 BST on Monday, October 09.

Which stadium: At the 33,280-seat Cardiff City Stadium.

Which channel

In USA at 14:45 ET on Fox Sports 2 USA, SiriusXM FC, FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer Match Pass, fuboTV

In Canada at 14:45 ET on Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World Now

In the UK at 19:45 BST on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports Main Event, S4C, Sky Sports Football, Sky Go UK, S4C Red Button, SKY GO Extra, S4C Clic, NOW TV UK

In the Republic of Ireland at 19:45 IST on NOW TV UK, S4C Clic, RTE 2, Sky Sports Main Event, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports Football, Sky Go UK, SKY GO Extra, S4C, S4C Red Button

*View up-to-date global listings

Match facts

  • This will be only the fourth competitive meeting between Wales and Ireland.
  • Both nations can mathematically finish in first and grab the automatic qualification.
  • The Dragons are without a win in their last seven meetings with Republic of Ireland.
  • Furthermore, Wales have only one win in five home meetings with their Monday opponents.
  • The two sides are tied for number of wins in their overall record, with each side triumphing five times in 14 meetings (D4).

Preview

A lot is at stake in this World Cup qualifier. Serbia (18 points) currently tops Group D by a single point, with Wales (17) and Republic of Ireland (16) coming in at second and third respectively. Both The Dragons and The Boys in Green can finish in first, but that is unlike since the leaders face an easy clash with Moldova on the final day.

As a result, Monday’s Cardiff City Stadium clash will be the playoff decider. Chris Coleman’s crew need a draw or a win to earn a playoff and keep their 2018 World Cup hopes alive. Defeat, however, will see Aaron Ramsey and Co. watch the tournament in Russia from home.

History does not back the hosts. Wales have not beaten their opponents at home since September 1979 in Swansea. The Dragons have also not beaten Republic of Ireland for 25 years, last winning 1-0 in a friendly in Dublin.

If there was ever a time Wales needed superstar Gareth Bale, this is it – he was omitted from the squad due to injury. Nonetheless, both sides will give it their all for the win regardless of the stats.

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