UEFA Nations League: IRE v SCO - John McGinn will handle the captaincy reins
Kartik Vyas
Sat, 11th Jun

Match details:

UEFA Nations League, 2022
Republic of Ireland vs Scotland
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Date: June 11, 2022
Kick-off: 09:30 pm IST

Preview:

The Republic of Ireland will square off against Scotland in the upcoming round 3 of the UEFA Nations League B fixture at Aviva Stadium, Dublin in Ireland. In the last encounter, Republic of Ireland faced a 1-0 defeat against Ukraine and are currently standing at the bottom position on the points table. Moreover, they faced a defeat in 2 games from the last 5 encounters. On the other hand, Scotland have beaten Armenia 2-0 and are placed at the top position on the points table. Scotland succeeded to secure a win in 2 games from the last 5 encounters they played.

After examining the recent form and statistics of these two sides, away side Scotland are the slight favorites to secure a win in the encounter but we can expect goals from both ends of the pitch.

Head to Head Record:

Republic of Ireland: 1
Scotland: 1
Draw: 1

Probable starting line-up:

Republic of Ireland (3-4-3)

Caoimhin Kelleher, Nathan Collins, Shane Duffy, Darragh Lenihan, James McClean, Jeff Hendrick, Conor Hourihane, Enda Stevens, Callum Robinson, Chiedozie Ogbene, Michael Obafemi.

Scotland (3-4-3)

Craig Gordon, Scott McTominay, Grant Hanley, Scott McKenna, Nathan Patterson, John McGinn, David Turnbull, Aaron Hickey, Stuart Armstrong, Ross Stewart, Ryan Christie.

Top picks:

John McGinn: Scotlands midfielder has scored 4 goals and an assist in the World Cup Qualifiers. He has an average of 2.0 shots per game on goal with a successful passing percentage of 80%. He is a clear choice for captaincy in your small league fantasy teams.

Callum Robinson: Republic of Irelands midfielder has scored 3 goals along with an assist in the World Cup Qualifiers. He has an average of 3.1 shots per game on goal with a successful passing percentage of 75%. He is a differential pick for captaincy in this encounter.

Grant Hanley: Scotlands defender has scored a goal in the World Cup Qualifiers. He has an average of 1.1 shots per game on goal with a successful passing percentage of 80%. He is a must-have pick in your small league fantasy teams.

Chiedozie Ogbene: Republic of Irelands forward has scored 2 goals in the World Cup Qualifiers. He has an average of 1.3 shots per game on goal with a successful passing percentage of 86%. He is a must-have pick in your small league fantasy teams.

Choices for captain and vice-captain:

John McGinn, Callum Robinson, Grant Hanley, Chiedozie Ogbene.

Score prediction for the Small League:

Republic of Ireland (1-2) Scotland 

Team Combination:

Preferable contest: Head to Head, Small league up to 10 members.

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and are not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

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Kartik Vyas