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Preview: Ireland vs Armenia - Prediction, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Republic of Ireland vs Armenia Nations League match, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Republic of Ireland to host Armenia in the UEFA Nations League We know on Tuesday night that even a draw will be enough to keep our place in League B.

However, Armenia makes the trip to Dublin knowing that a win would secure their place in this tier and demote their opponents in the process.

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With four points against Scotland and Ukraine, Ireland went into a come-from-behind match against the former on Saturday night, confident they could pull off an upset.

when everything was on track John Egan They led the Green Army, but were eventually pegged back in the second half by opponents trying to reclaim the top spot in Group B1.

nevertheless Stephen Kenny A performance at Hampden Park would be a plus, but his team needs to score points at the final race of the season.

Kenny, who have lost just three times in 13 games, are optimistic they can get over that line, but they face an opponent that surprised them in June.

Eduardo PersianA 74th-minute goal gave the group’s minnows a 1–0 success in Yerevan and the Republic of Ireland made a catch-up in the group they hoped to win.

Joaquín Kaparos, Armenia taken on March 25, 2021© Reuters

It’s hard to tell from the standings that they took 4 points from 5 games, but the Republic of Ireland lost by 1 point each time.

As for Armenia, since that famous win, they’ve lost four in a row, conceding 14 goals in the process, underscoring the magnitude of their wins in the reverse fixture.

Joaquin CaparrosThe ‘s only side goal came in the early stages of their home game against Scotland, which ended in a 4–1 scoreline defeat.

The Mountaineers lost 5-0 to Ukraine in front of their supporters on Saturday.

Nevertheless, Armenia, who still have a chance of surviving in the second division, are keen to record their first away win since beating Liechtenstein in March 2021.

Republic of Ireland Nations League form:

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Matt Doherty at Tottenham Hotspur pictured in September 2022© Reuters

Kenny makes at least one change to Republic of Ireland XI. Josh Cullen 2 yellow cards and 1 match suspension.

Alan Brown Also Jeff Hendrick In what could prove to be the only change from Saturday, it could be drafted into the middle of the midfield.

Matt Doherty Despite making his first start of the season at Hampden Park, he will need to retain his position at right-back.

Armenia can call Arman Hovhanisian When Kamo Hovanisian After receiving a red card suspension against Scotland in June.

Hovanissian can be substituted Jirail Margarian But a lot could depend on whether Caparrós chooses to return to the defensive five.

Candidates for the Republic of Ireland starting line-up:
Bazunu; Collins, Egan, O’Shea. Doherty, Brown, Morumby, Knight, McLean.Parrot, Obafemi

Armenian starting lineup candidates:
Yurchenko; Hambardzumyan, Mkoyan, Calisir, Hovhannisyan; Barseghyan, Dashyan, Grigoryan, Bayramyan;

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We say: Ireland 2-1 Armenia

Armenia, who have already beaten the Republic of Ireland in this group, are confident they can fight for victory in Dublin. That said, it does represent a bit of a turnaround after Saturday’s loss to Ukraine, and we feel the home side will need to have enough quality to finish the contest with three points. .

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