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Azerbaijan vs Ireland Predictions & Tips - Group A basement clash in World Cup qualifier
- Azerbaijan vs Ireland predictions for Saturday’s World Cup Qualifier
- The game is being played at Baku Olympic Stadium (5pm BST)
- Azerbaijan are winless in their last 10 home matches
- Can Ireland record a third consecutive draw on the international stage?
- Preview, tips, stats & team news
Ireland have drawn 1-1 in their last 2 matches (Getty Images)
Azerbaijan vs Ireland Predictions
Azerbaijan and Ireland are rooted to the bottom of Group A after disastrous qualifying campaigns. Both sides are low on confidence and are backed to draw.
- Azerbaijan vs Ireland Predictions
- Head to Head
- Azerbaijan Form
- Azerbaijan Squad & Team News
- Ireland Form
- Ireland Squad & Team News
- Azerbaijan vs Ireland Live Stream FAQ
- Azerbaijan are winless in their last 10 home matches (all competitions)
- Ireland have drawn 1-1 in their last 2 matches (World Cup Qualifiers)
Head to Head
Azerbaijan and Ireland drew 1-1 in their only previous meeting.
Azerbaijan’s winless run in World Cup qualifiers extended to seven following a 3-0 loss to Portugal last time out.
Gianni De Biasi’s side have struggled to compete on the international stage. A 2-1 win against Belarus and the 1-1 draw with Ireland are the only matches in the last nine where Azerbaijan avoided defeat.
Azerbaijan Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev, Mehdi Jannatov, Aydin Bayramov
Defenders: Maksim Medvedev, Tamkin Khalilzade, Anton Krivotsyuk, Abbas Huseynov, Azer Salahli, Elvin Badalov, Hojjat Haghverdi, Sertan Tashkin
Midfielders: Gara Garayev, Namik Alaskarov, Emin Mahmudov, Ismayil Ibrahimli, Rahim Sadikhov, Vugar Mustafayev, Toral Bayramov, Filip Ozobić
Forwards: Ramil Sheydayev, Mahir Emreli, Ali Ghorbani, Anatoliy Nuriyev, Rustam Akhmedzade
Anton Krivotsyuk returns to the squad following his suspension.
The left-back should come into the starting XI in Gianni De Biasi’s preferred 4-3-3 formation.
Ireland got off the mark in the last round of World Cup qualifying fixtures. The Boys in Green lost 2-1 against Portugal before recording consecutive 1-1 draws against Azerbaijan and Serbia.
Stephen Kenny’s side have improved slightly after a disappointing 1-0 loss to Luxembourg in March. Ireland have since drawn four of their last six and only lost once.
Ireland Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu, Mark Travers, Caoimhín Kelleher
Defenders: James McClean, Shane Duffy, Cyrus Christie, Matt Doherty, Enda Stevens, John Egan, Ryan Manning, Andrew Omobamidele, Nathan Collins
Midfielders: Jeff Hendrick, Conor Hourihane, Harry Arter, Josh Cullen, Jason Knight, Jamie McGrath
Forwards: Callum Robinson, Daryl Horgan, James Collins, Adam Idah, Aaron Connolly, Troy Parrott, Chiedozie Ogbene, Will Keane
Midfielders Alan Browne and Jayson Molumby are suspended.
Captain and defender Seamus Coleman remains sidelined through injury,
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