European Qualifiers
Republic of Ireland vs Scotland
Saturday 13th June 2015, 5pm kick-off
Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Scotland travel to Dublin this weekend hoping to secure a second Group D win against the Republic of Ireland and their first away victory of the current campaign.

Here’s all the stats you need ahead of Saturday’s crunch tie at the Aviva Stadium:

Previous meetings
Scotland and the Republic of Ireland have met 10 times in all competitions - with 4 wins a piece and 2 draws. If we limit those games to Qualifiers Scotland hold the upper hand, with just 1 defeat in 5 games (a 1-0 home defeat in the 1988 Euro qualifiers).
The last meeting came in November 2014 when Shaun Maloney’s 75th minute strike clinched victory at Celtic Park:

Form in last 10 games

Scotland - W6     D2      L2      F17      A10

Rep of Ireland - W4     D4     L2     F19     A11

Group D as it stands...

                                   P   W   D   L   GD   Pts

Poland                         5    3    2   0   13    11

Germany                      5   3    1   1    5     10

Scotland                       5   3    1   1    6     10

Rep of Ireland               5   2    2   1    7      8

Georgia                        5   1    0   4    -5     3

Gibraltar                       5   0    0   5   -26    0

Scotland on the road

Since Gordon Strachan's appointment as National Team Coach in February 2013, Scotland have won over 50% of games away from home. Of the 9 games played outside of the country, 4 have been won (Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Norway, Poland) and 2 have ended in draws (Poland, Nigeria).

Republic of Ireland profile

Manager - Martin O'Neill

The former Celtic & Leicester City boss took charge of the Republic of Ireland in November 2013 - his first foray into international management. During his 4-and-a-half years in Glasgow O'Neill won 7 domestic trophies and led the club to a UEFA Cup final in 2003. He worked with a number of the current Scotland team whilst there including David Marshall and Shaun Maloney before being succeeded by Gordon Strachan in 2005.

Captain - Robbie Keane

Captain Robbie Keane - now playing with LA Galaxy in the United States - is the country's most capped player and their record goalscorer with 65 international goals. Following spells at Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, Keane had a short spell on loan at Celtic in 2010 where he played alongside Scotland captain Scott Brown. At 34-years old Keane is coming to the end of his career but could still present a major threat on Saturday - examplified by his hat-trick against Gibraltar back in October.