Scotland v Ireland: TV channel details and team news for Uefa Nations League game
Here’s everything you need to know about the Nations League game between Ireland and Scotland.
The Republic of Ireland take on Scotland in the Uefa Nations League on Saturday night.
Here is everything you need to know about the game, including squad news, form, and TV channel details.
Who are Ireland playing against?
Stephen Kenny's side play Scotland at Hampden Park in their fifth Nations League game of the campaign.
Scotland are currently ranked 45th in the FIFA world rankings and come into the game after beating Armenia 4-1 in June. The Scots, however, suffered two disappointing results in the June international window.
Steve Clarke's side lost 3-1 to Ukraine in the World Cup playoff semi-final and then were beaten 3-0 by Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.
Ireland have played against Scotland 12 times. The Boys in Green have won five games, Scotland have won four times and there have been three draws between the teams.
Ireland's form going into the match against Scotland.
Kenny's side suffered back-to-back 1-0 defeats to Ukraine and Armenia respectively in June. The Boys in Green then turned their form around with a convincing 3-0 win over Scotland in Dublin.
They followed that with a 1-1 draw with Ukraine in Poland, a match which saw Nathan Collins score a wondergoal.
Ireland are currently third in Nations League B Group 1, with four points from four games. Ukraine, the top seeds, are top of the table with seven points from three games.
Scotland are second with six points from three games while Armenia are bottom with three points from four games.
Kenny's team are unlikely to finish top and earn promotion to League A but can avoid relegation with a win at Hampden Park or at the Aviva Stadium against Armenia next Tuesday.
Ireland are currently ranked 47th in the world.
What TV channel is Ireland v Ukraine match on?
The match will be shown live on RTÉ 2 with coverage beginning at 7 pm, with kick-off at 7:45 pm.
You can also watch the Uefa Nations League clash with a NOW Sports Extra Membership.
Who is in the Ireland squad?
Here is Ireland's squad for the two remaining Nations League fixtures against Scotland and Armenia.
Andrew Omobamidele was originally named in the squad but was ruled out after picking up a groin injury and has been replaced by Liam Scales.
Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth), Max O'Leary (Bristol City).Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Duffy (Fulham), John Egan (Sheffield United), Nathan Collins (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Liam Scales (Aberdeen), Dara O'Shea (West Bromwich Albion), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Robbie Brady (Preston North End). Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Burnley), Jeff Hendrick (Reading), Jason Knight (Derby County), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion), Conor Hourihane (Derby County), Callum O'Dowda (Cardiff City). Forwards: Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Michael Obafemi (Swansea City), Troy Parrott (Preston North End), Callum Robinson (Cardiff City), Scott Hogan (Birmingham City).
And here is the Scotland squad.
Steven Clarke's team play Ukraine on Wednesday night before facing Ireland on Saturday. They then play Ukraine in a return fixture next Tuesday.
Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian), Liam Kelly (Motherwell), Robby McCrorie (Rangers).
Defenders: Jack Hendry (Cremonese), Aaron Hickey (Brentford), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Nathan Patterson (Everton), Ryan Porteous (Hibernian), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Billy Gilmour (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), David Turnbull (Celtic).
Forwards: Che Adams (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangrs), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United).
What is Ireland's starting XI?
Kenny named his team an hour before kick-off at Hampden Park.
Bazunu; Collins, Egan, O’Shea; Doherty, Cullen, Molumby, McClean; Knight, Parrott, Obafemi.
STARTING XI | Scotland v Republic of Ireland
Michael Obafemi & Troy Parrott start up front as Matt Doherty also comes into the side 🇮🇪
John Egan ©️ is partnered by Dara O'Shea & Nathan Collins in defence 🙌#COYBIG | #WeAreOne pic.twitter.com/RNw16BEQLP
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) September 24, 2022
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