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Who will win tonight's Georgia-Ireland game?

This evening’s match kicks off at 5pm Irish time at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.

Republic of Ireland's James McClean (right) and Georgia's Murtaz Daushvili pictured the last time the sides met.
Republic of Ireland's James McClean (right) and Georgia's Murtaz Daushvili pictured the last time the sides met.
Image: Niall Carson

IRELAND FACE GEORGIA in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Tbilisi this evening in a game that kicks off at 5pm Irish time.

The Boys in Green’s 100% record in eight matches against Georgia has been well documented ahead of the encounter, so Ireland will go into this match as strong favourites.

However, the Irish side have traditionally found tonight’s opponents tough to beat, particularly the last time they travelled to Tbilisi three years ago, when a last-gasp Aiden McGeady goal was needed to get his team out of jail.

With Georgia second from bottom of their group on three points, in contrast with Ireland who are pushing for top spot, they can no longer qualify for the 2018 World Cup and have nothing apart from pride to play for.

Yet Vladimir Weiss’ men have taken points off decent sides in the form of Wales and Scotland in recent times, and so Ireland will need to be wary of the underdogs this evening.

With that in mind, what do you think? Who will win tonight’s match?

Poll Results:

Ireland win (2810)
Draw (1327)
Georgia win (270)

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