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Wales vs Northern Ireland 25 June 2016: Euro 2016 Preview and Predictions

An United Kingdom derby is set to take place as Northern Ireland take on Wales in the round of 16 at Euro 2016. Both teams will want to make it to the quarter finals but more than that there will be a lot of pride on the line so I think we should expect a hard fought game.

Northern Ireland have been successful parking the bus and I think they will do that again. This side has an organized defense and they can strike on the counter attack. That being said, Wales will be tough to hold off simply due to the immense talent that they have.

Wales have been amazing this tournament and the man who has been there stand out player is no doubt, Gareth Bale. He has inspired the team and along with players such as Joe Ledley and Aaron Ramsey, this side is make an impact in this competition. This team does have issues defensively but they should be alright against Northern Ireland since they will have possession for such a large proportion of the time.

I think Wales will win this game and once a goal is scored, the game will really open up. The Welsh side is incredible and I think they will score quite a few goals in this game. That implies that the over 2.5 goals is a great bet for this match. Wales won 3-0 in their last game and if they score early, then they can win by a whole lot more since an early goal might just break the stick that is holding this Northern Irish team together.  That being said, we should still expect a great game and enjoy some exciting football. 

Over 2.5 Goals

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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