Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Republic of Ireland play host to Armenia at Aviva Stadium in the Nations League B group 1 round 6. The Boys in Green are one point clear of the relegation zone, meaning that they would be happy with one point from the decider. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but Josh Cullen misses out through suspension. Jeff Hendrick should be recalled to the starting XI.
The Armenians, on the other hand, are low on spirits ahead of the trip to Dublin, and given their four-game losing run in Group 1, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on Stephen Kenny’s troops. Inter ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan retired from international football in March, and seeing that Armenia experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-0 loss to Ukraine, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise.
Highlighted Player (Seamus Coleman):
Quite possibly the most talented footballer to have donned the Republic of Ireland jersey in the second decade of the 21st century, Seamus Coleman is an attacking full-back, who has been one of Everton’s best performers for quite some time.
Plucked from lowly Sligo Rovers in 2009, the highly rated footballer took to Premier League like duck to water and went on to become one of the best right-sided defenders in the league. Coleman has developed a knack for scoring amazing goals, and he already has more than a dozen strikes in the Premier League.
The talented footballer is still waiting for his first goal in the Republic of Ireland national team, but it is only a matter of time before he ends his international drought, even though that is not exactly his main job. The general consensus is that Coleman should have left Everton for a top club earlier in order to realise his full potential, but there is still time for the Irish footballer to grace the biggest stage.
Highlighted Team (Armenia):
Armenia footballers played for Soviet Union national football team until 1991, when the country declared independence. The Football Federation of Armenia was founded the following year and they quickly established relations with both FIFA (1992) and UEFA (1993).
Despite the fact that Manchester United ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan plays for the Armenia national football team, the Havakakan have yet to qualify for the finals of a major tournament. Mkhitaryan is undisputedly the team’s most famous footballer, but we should mention former Ajax striker Edgar Manucharyan as well, who is in the twighlight of his career. Armenia played their first international game against Moldova in October, 1992 and it has to be noted that they played out a goalless draw with the former Soviet republic.
The Armenians have slim chances of qualifying for the FIFA World cup 2018 finals, but they did well to beat Montenegro in the process. Armenia footballers wear red shirts and red shorts when playing at home ground (Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium), while the colour of their away kits is white.