Two neighbors battle each other for a place in quarterfinal of Euro 2016 at Parc des Princes this Saturday. Wales are one of the surprising package of the tournament, they managed to win the group B with 6 points and Coleman side has managed to score in all three games of the tournament, with Gareth Bale scoring in each of them.
On the other side, Northern Ireland qualified for knock-out phase as a third placed team. They lost to Germany and Poland by 1-0 score but managed to get 3 points by 2-0 win over Ukraine. If they have a chance to progress to next round, Martin O’Neill side have to show one of the best performance they have ever played.
Wales Vs Northern Ireland IST Time and Live Stream
Match: Wales Vs Northern Ireland (European Championship, last 16)
Date: Friday, June 25, 2016; 9:30 pm (IST)
Venue: France, Parc des Princes, Paris
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Wales Vs Northern Ireland: Team News
Chris Coleman has no injury concerns ahead of this match and will go with the same starting XI that played against Russia in their last match. Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are expected to start upfront while Gunter, ledley, Allend and Taylor will support them on midfield.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland are also free of injured players, they have a fully fit squad. Connor Washington and Jamie Ward are expected to keep their place while Kyle Lafferty will start on the bench.
Wales: Predicted Line-up (3-4-3)
Hennessey – Chester, Williams, Davies – Gunter, Ledley, Allen, Taylor – Ramsey, Voakes, Bale.
Northern Ireland Predicted Line-up (4-5-1)
McGovern – J.Evans, Cathcart, McAuley, Hughes– Dallas, Norwood, Davis, C.Evans, Ward – Washington.
Wales Vs Northern Ireland: Head to Head stats
In the last five meeting between these two sides, Wales have won 2 matches while 3 resulted in a draw. Their last meeting was in March 2016, friendly match where the result ended in 1-1 stalemate. This will be the first match between these two neighboring countries in major International tournaments.
Wales Vs Northern Ireland: Prediction
Wales are a good team with good organization at the back, midfield and in front. With the players like Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey in the squad, the match can go in favor of them within a second. We predict the match to win in favor of Wales by narrow margin
Final prediction: Wales 2-1 Northern Ireland