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Scotland vs Ireland: Match Preview, Predicton, Line-Up

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The group stage match of the UEFA Nations League started on 22 September 2022. The Nations League matches take place during the international break. Scotland vs Ireland is scheduled on September 24 2022 at Hampden Park.

The most heated fixture in this Nations League is between Scotland and Ireland.

Scotland has been the top team in Nations League group stage fixtures. They are most likely to qualify for League A despite any result against Ireland.

Whereas Ireland will have to give everything to stay in the League B of the Nations League and have to grind hard to gain the 3 points.

Scotland vs Ireland: Head to Head

Scotland and Ireland have played 12 matches against each other with results in favor of Ireland.

This is their 13th meeting in total and 2nd meeting in the gap of three months during the Nations League.

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The last time Scotland vs Ireland met in UEFA Nations League, was 11th June 2022. Ireland won the match 3-0.
Source: footballscotland.co.uk

Furthermore, if we look at their previous 5 fixtures against each other, Ireland has won 3, tied 1, and lost 1 dominating against Scotland. Ireland managed to score 8 goals whereas Scotland scored just 1 goal.

Scotland match form: W-W-L-W-L

Ireland match form: D-W-L-L-W

Scotland vs Ireland: Team News

Scotland

Steve Clarke called up 25 players for the ongoing UEFA Nations League matches against Ireland and Ukraine. Serial winner and team captain Andy Robertson is likely to miss this international break due to his injuries issue. Everton defender Nathan Patterson is also out due to his knee injury against Ukraine.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Hearts), Liam Kelly (Motherwell), Jonathan McLaughlin (Rangers).

Defenders: Jack Hendry (Cremonese), Scott Mckenna (Nottingham Forest), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Ryan Porteous (Hibernian), Nathan Patterson (Everton).

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Midfielders: Kenneth McLean (Norwich), Ryan Jack (Rangers), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Callum McGregor (Celtic), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Billy Gilmour (Brighton), Aaron Hickey (Brentford), Scott McTominay (Manchester United).

Forwards: Ryan Fraser (Newcastle), David Turnbull (Celtic), Lyndon Dykes (QPR), Che Adams (Southampton), Jacob Brown (Stoke).

Ireland

Stephen Kenny has called up 24 players for the ongoing National Leagues matches against Scotland and Armenia.

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is also absent from the Ireland squad due to an injury issue alongside Middlesbrough midfielder Darragh Lenihan.

Matt Doherty is likely to play the match against Scotland despite his lack of game time for Tottenham Hotspurs.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth), Max O’Leary (Bristol City)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Duffy (Fulham), John Egan (Sheffield United), Nathan Collins (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Robbie Brady (Preston North End).

Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Burnley), Jeff Hendrick (Reading), Jason Knight (Derby County), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion), Conor Hourihane (Derby County), Callum O’Dowda (Cardiff City).

Forwards: Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Michael Obafemi (Swansea City), Troy Parrott (Preston North End), Callum Robinson (Cardiff City), Scott Hogan (Birmingham City).

Scotland vs Ireland: Last 5 Match Analysis

Last 5 Matches Performance Scotland Ireland
Possessions 57.6% 54.4%
Goals scored 10 5
Goals Conceded 7 3
Pass Accuracy 85.4% 82.6%
Fouls per Game 12 11.2
Shots 17.6 11.6
Shots received 7.4 9.4
Goals per Game 2 1
Goals Conceded per Game 1.4 0.6

Scotland vs Ireland: Predicted Starting XI

Scotland XI (4-2-3-1): Gordon, Hickey, McKenna, Hendry, Tierney, McGregor, McTominay, Armstrong, McGinn, Christie, Dykes.

Ireland XI (5-3-2): Bazunu, OShea, Collins, Egan, Doherty, Cullen, Molumby, Knight, McClean, Hogan, Parrott.

Scotland vs Ireland: Match Prediction

Despite Ireland’s dominance against Scotland in the recent matches, Scotland has some big match winners with the likes of Scott McTominay and John McGinn and is likely to win the match.

Prediction: Scotland 2-1 Ireland.

Scotland vs Ireland: Match Broadcasting

Scotland vs Ireland will kick off at 7:45 PM (UK Time)

UK: Channel 4 Sport, BBC Radio 5, Premier Sports 1

USA: FuboTV, ViX

India/Nepal: Sony Ten 2, SonyLIV

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