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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Nations League clash between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Scotland to host Republic of Ireland We’re one step closer to securing the top spot in Group B1 on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, visitors will make a trip to Hampden Park. UEFA Nations League.

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Scotland, who got acquainted with the same opponents on Wednesday night after their World Cup dreams ended against Ukraine in the summer, had to settle the score.

But few could have expected such a staggering performance. Steve ClarkIt deserves a 3-0 win at the show at Hampden Park.

John McGuinn He was huge in the middle of the pitch and decided the play with his boundless energy and opening goal. Lyndon Dykes ended nearly a year of international drought in two headings from Ryan Fraser corner.

A two-point lead at the top of the group looks unsafe as a rematch with Ukraine is scheduled for next week, but a success on Saturday night puts Tartan Army at risk of promotion to League A for the first time ever. will be on the verge of Join the elite of European football.

Scotland has not hosted the Republic of Ireland since November 2014. Sean Maloney It proved to be the difference then, as the home side won that Euro 2016 qualifying match.

Reaction of director Stephen Kenny, Republic of Ireland, 26 March 2022© Reuters

From the Republic of Ireland’s point of view, their focus is on avoiding relegation to League C, where they currently sit just one point above bottom-placed Armenia.

They can only win the group if they don’t seem to be leading the group with five points behind leaders Scotland and three ahead of Ukraine. Stephen Kenny His players still demand that they give it their all over the weekend.

After losing 0-1 to Armenia and Ukraine, Ireland fought back with four points in their matches against the top two.

Alan Brown, Troy Parrott When Michael Obafemi Everything was on the scoresheet for the occasion, but the Irish won’t be the same team on their trip, with their most notable away successes since 2018 being Azerbaijan and Luxembourg.

Scottish Nations League Forms:

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Everton defender Nathan Patterson injured his knee while playing for Scotland on 21 September 2022.© Reuters

scotland will be gone Nathan Paterson He suffered a knee injury in the first half against Ukraine after being stretchered out.

Aaron Hickey to replace Everton right-back but Dykes may nod Che Adams After his impact as a Wednesday night stand-in.

With the next match against Ukraine still to come, Clarke will consider introducing a new leg to the midfield. Kenny McLean, Billy Gilmour When Ryan Jack All options available to him.

Kaoimin Kelleher When Darrah Lenihan Both have been absent from the Republic of Ireland national team. Gavin Bazunu When John Egan Lined up to represent a pair of bystanders.

Despite his lack of football at Tottenham Hotspur Matt Doherty The rest of the squad in the 1-1 draw against Ukraine could remain the same, though he could respawn at right wing-back.

Scottish starters:
Gordon; Hickey, McKenna, Hendry, Tierney. McGregor, McTominay. Armstrong, McGuinn, Christie.embankment

Candidates for the Republic of Ireland starting line-up:
Bazunu; O’Shea, Collins, and Egan. Dougherty, Karen, Morumby, Knight, McLean.Parrot Hogan

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Scotland 2-1 Republic of Ireland

Given Scotland’s efforts against Ukraine there will inevitably be some fatigue on their feet, which will only encourage the Republic of Ireland. Yes, and I don’t think the Green Army can do that at this point.

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