Few would have anticipated this highly unlikely Home Nations derby in the last 16 of Euro 2016.
There’s a definite air of self-belief about Wales and in the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen and, of course, Gareth Bale, Chris Coleman has greater quality to call upon that his Northern Ireland counterpart, Michael O’Neill.
The Euro 2016 betting odds favour Wales, so the pressure of expectation is now on them. For Northern Ireland, reaching the last 16 is already a fantastic achievement and they have little to lose.
Northern Ireland will defend deep to try and negate the pace of Bale and look to hit on the counter-attack and through set-pieces.