Ireland predicted lineup vs Azerbaijan: Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream- 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Group A
The Irish are well and truly out of contention for qualification to the big stage next summer but that doesn’t mean they’ll give anything less against Azerbaijan. And Alley Sport brings you the Ireland predicted lineup vs Azerbaijan, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream from this 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Group A game.
Ireland vs Azerbaijan Preview and Livestream
Ireland are not doing well in the group stages at all. Despite having a decent collection of players, Stephen Kenny has seen his team falter time and again during the qualifiers. With just 3 points from 6 games, there is no way that the Irish can qualify for the main event in Qatar next summer. And that would come as a massive disappointment considering the group they were given.
With Luxembourg, Serbia, Azerbaijan and Qatar (already qualifying as hosts) apart from Portugal, the favourites in Group A, Ireland had a big chance to return on the World Cup stage. Instead, they have drawn thrice and lost thrice in their six games, including a disastrous draw at home to their next opponents. Azerbaijan are one of the weakest sides in the competition but they have shown that they can get a result against teams such as Republic of Ireland in recent past.
Ireland vs Azerbaijan kicks off at Baku Olympic Stadium, Azerbaijan, at 04:00 PM GMT on Saturday, 9th October 2021. The match will start at 12:00 PM EST and 09:00 AM PST on the same day, Saturday, 9th October. For the Indian fans, the game starts at 09:30 PM IST on Saturday, 9th October as well.
For fans in the United Kingdom, the game will be broadcasted on Sky Sports channels, who are the official broadcasting partners of the tournament, along with ITV and S4C. For supporters in the USA, the matches will be telecasted live on ESPN, ABC, and Univision. The Livestream of the game will be on UEFA’s official website. For fans in India, the rights lie with Sony Ten Network and the game can be livestreamed on the Sony Liv app on Android and iOS.
Ireland predicted lineup vs Azerbaijan and Team News
The Republic of Ireland squad in full, courtesy of Irish Times:
Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Portsmouth, on loan from Manchester City), Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth).
Defenders: Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Nathan Collins (Burnley).
Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren), Jason Knight (Derby County).
Forwards: Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), James Collins (Cardiff City), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Troy Parrott (MK Dons, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Will Keane (Wigan Athletic), Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United).
Ireland predicted lineup vs Azerbaijan formation: 3-5-1-1
GK: Gavin Bazunu
CB: John Egan
CB: Shane Duffy
CB: Andrew Omobamidele
RWB: Matt Doherty
CM: Jeff Hendrick
CM: Conor Hourihane
CM: Josh Cullen
LWB: James McClean
CF: Alan Browne
ST: Adam Idhar
Ireland vs Azerbaijan Prediction
Ireland are good on paper regardless of their rancid form. Azerbaijan will be at home but Kenny’s men have enough firepower to not gift Azerbaijan a draw this around. We go with a slender 2-1 away win for the visitors in Baku as they look to play for pride after not being in the fray for World Cup qualification.
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