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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Poll: How do you think Ireland's game against Moldova will go tonight?

A repeat of last year’s 3-1 win would do nicely for Martin O’Neill’s men.

James McClean celebrating his goal against Moldova last year.
James McClean celebrating his goal against Moldova last year.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

TWO GAMES TO go as Ireland attempt to maintain their hopes of featuring in Russia next summer in World Cup 2018.

The concluding stages of their qualifying campaign in Group D starts tonight at the Aviva Stadium when Martin O’Neill’s side entertain Moldova.

When the sides met last October in Chisinau, Ireland ran out 3-1 winners with Shane Long netting the opener and James McClean bagging a brace of goals in the second half.

A repeat is essential tonight ahead of the trip to Cardiff to face Wales on Monday night.

Given Moldova have yet to win any of their eight games to date in this campaign – with their only points coming from draws at home and away against Georgia – Ireland are clear favourites.

They will need to improve though on their form to date in 2017 with three draws, a defeat and only two goals registered over the course of four games.

It’s a massive night then but how do you think Ireland will fare?

Let us know.

Poll Results:

Ireland win (3162)
Draw (528)
Moldova win (158)

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