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Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny, right, shakes hands with Armenia manager Joaquin Caparros the Nations League opener. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny, right, shakes hands with Armenia manager Joaquin Caparros the Nations League opener. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny, right, shakes hands with Armenia manager Joaquin Caparros the Nations League opener. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

What's been a mixed Nations League campaign for Ireland finishes with a visit from Armenia this week. Here’s all you need to know about the game.

Where and when is it on?

Tuesday’s match takes place at the Aviva Stadium on Lansdowne Road with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Where can I watch the game?

The match will be shown live on RTE 2 and Premier Sports 1 from 7.00pm and 7.15pm respectively. The game is also being streamed live on the RTE Player and Premier Sports Player. You can also follow the action as it happens in our liveblog on Independent.ie.

What's the team news?

Stephen Kenny has a full squad to pick from bar Josh Cullen who is suspended after picking up a booking in Saturday's defeat to Scotland.

What is the head-to-head record like?

Before this year, the teams had only met on two occasions having been drawn in the same group for Ireland's successful Euro 2012 qualification campaign. Giovanni Trapatton's Ireland side won both games back then, 1-0 away and 2-1 at home.

Armenia's 1-0 win in June was their first win against the boys in green and really killed off Ireland's Nations League campaign before it got going.

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What can I read about the game on Independent.ie?

Daniel McDonnell has previewed what is really a must-win game for Stephen Kenny, while Aidan Fitzmaurice has looked at things through the Armenian lens.

It was another disappointing night last Saturday as a good first half was followed by a poor second one which saw Scotland come from behind to win 2-1.

Gary Breen, Daniel McDonnell, Eamonn Sweeney and Aidan Fitzmaurice all give their thoughts below.

What are the match odds?

Ireland need to avoid defeat to prevent relegation to League C and are odds-on favourites at 3/10 to deliver a win. Armenia are 10/1 and the draw is 15/4.

What are the camps saying?

Stephen Kenny:

“I think our rate of improvement and the bond we have that’s growing, and the connection with the support behind the team in such an emphatic way – we’re going to get better.

“We’re going to turn this place into a real fortress here. We’ve seen that against Scotland.

“We want every night to have that passion in the ground, to create that and to inspire the players to big victories.

“That’s our absolute objective, to qualify for the top two.”

Joaquín Caparrós:

"We have come here to try to win the game. We have two main goals, the first is to change the impression after the very bad game against Ukraine, if you are a national team you cannot play like that, and the second is to secure our place in League B of the Nations League as that's the most important task for us.

"We know that Ireland is a very good team, physically and mentally, but we will do our best to ensure our goals."


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