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Meanwhile, Republic of Ireland - now four points behind Wales in the race to finish second - host Moldova in their game in hand. Unibet assess what the stats suggest will happen in Georgia.

However, Wales were held to a 1-1 draw by their opponents past year.

Barring a ridiculous turn of events, the Germans will top Gorup F and the North will be in the play-offs for Russian Federation, yet Michael O'Neill has vowed to play his strongest side despite the risk of suspensions for the final group game in Norway on Sunday.

Gordon Strachan's men have enjoyed a renaissance on the back of a great draw at home to England in June and that momentum and a vociferous Hampden Park crowd can carry them to a third win on the bounce. Despite notable contributions in the move by global team-mates Robbie Brady and Stephen Ward, it's hardly the type of goal he is likely to score for Ireland - it featured 24 passes.

Wales will be missing its star player Gareth Bale due to injury in this match, which could prove to be a massive downfall for the team.

The 26-year-old has been in good form for his club and scored in June's 1-1 draw in Serbia, when Bale was suspended.

Bale suffered discomfort in his thigh during the Champions League tie between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund on September 26. Bale is only two goals short of equalling Ian Rush's goalscoring record for Wales (28) - he'll have to put off that particular mission until the next worldwide break.

Coleman has had to make do without at least one of Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen for five of their eight qualifiers to date, and the Wales boss believes his squad has enough depth without what he admits are his "three best players".

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Gareth Bale's injury means he could well feature again in Georgia today (5pm) and when the Republic of Ireland visit Cardiff on Monday, as Wales bid to qualify for next year's World Cup finals in Russian Federation. It was Walters' two goals in a playoff with Bosnia and Herzegovina that booked Ireland a place at Euro 2016.

Wales players and manager Chris Coleman wave to fans on a open top bus during the homecoming celebrations in Cardiff City centre.

Rankings of second placed teams are decided with matches against the bottom side in the group disregarded.

Although Serbia (3-1) and Austria (2-1) have beaten them in Tbilisi in this campaign, other home results in recent years show it is a tough place to come (0-1 v Spain, 0-0 v France, 1-0 v Scotland). Since then, Georgia have drawn seven and lost eight of their last 15 World Cup qualifiers, including draws in their last three.

The 23-year-old Derby County striker has featured in his country's last three games - he was a late substitute against Serbia in Belgrade - and is now on eight senior global appearances.

THE Republic of Ireland's flagging World Cup qualification campaign was given a real shot in the arm yesterday with a promising injury update.

Wales looked the more likely to add a second goal before eventually settling for a one-goal victory, with Georgia offering little as an attacking force despite holding the possession advantage.

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