Preview: Republic of Ireland vs. Greece

Giovanni Trapattoni
© PA Photos
Sports Mole previews the friendly clash between Republic of Ireland and Greece on Wednesday.

The Republic of Ireland welcome Greece to Lansdowne Road on Wednesday with both sides in a fairly solid run of form.

Ireland have lost just one of their last five matches – a 6-1 hammering by Germany – and won 4-1 in the Faroe Islands three weeks ago. Meanwhile, Greece have won four of their last five games and are showing signs of the side that won Euro 2004.

Giovanni Trapattoni's side currently sit third in Group C of their World Cup 2014 qualification campaign, while Greece occupy second spot in Group G but are level on points with leaders Bosnia.

The home side will be without Sean St Ledger and Richard Dunne for the clash, but Wes Hoolahan is expected to win his second cap for his country. Meanwhile, Greece are expected to name their strongest available starting side.

Recent form:

Republic of Ireland: DWWLD
Greece: WWWDW

Possible lineups:

Republic of Ireland: Westwood; Coleman, O'Shea, McShane, Ward; Brady, McCarthy, Andrews, Hoolahan; Long, Walters

Greece: Karnezis; Holebas, Papastathopoulos, Torosidis, Maniatis; Fortounis, Ninis, Kone, Dimoutsos; Samaras, Salpingidis

Sports Mole says: 2-2

League One
7.45pm
Coventry
vs
Southend
National League
3pm
Braintree Town
vs
Aldershot
3pm
Chester
vs
Guiseley
3pm
Dover Athletic
vs
Boreham Wood
3pm
Eastleigh
vs
Torquay Utd
3pm
Halifax Town
vs
Barrow
3pm
Forest Green
vs
Bromley
3pm
Gateshead
vs
Lincoln City
3pm
Grimsby Town
vs
Macclesfield
3pm
Southport
vs
Altrincham
3pm
Tranmere
vs
Kidderminster
3pm
Woking
vs
Welling United
5.30pm
Cheltenham
vs
Wrexham
Primeira Liga
7pm
Belenenses
vs
Maritimo
9pm
Uniao
vs
Vitoria
Major League Soccer
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City44001001012
2Crystal Palace43018539
3Leicester CityLeicester42208538
4Swansea CitySwansea42207438
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd42113217
6Arsenal42113307
7Liverpool421123-17
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham42029636
9Everton41215415
10Southampton41215505
11Bournemouth411256-14
12Aston Villa411245-14
13Chelsea411269-34
14Norwich CityNorwich411258-34
15West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom411236-34
16Tottenham HotspurSpurs403134-13
17Watford403124-23
18Stoke CityStoke402235-22
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle402225-32
20Sunderland4022610-42