Games between these two international teams are always interesting. England are going to the Republic of Ireland for the first time in 20 years as the two sides meet in a friendly ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifiers in June.
England are in good form since their disappointing World Cup exit last summer. They have won seven of their last eight games, and are currently sitting pretty top of European qualifying Group E.
Ireland, on the other hand, face an uphill task to qualify for next year’s tournament in France with a tough qualifying group, but they are only three points off Group D leaders Poland at the moment.
Football Betting Offers – England are 11/10 favourites for the game, with the draw at 12/5 and Ireland out at 11/4.
Ireland – Paul McShane is a doubt for Ireland as the strong defender continues to recover from leg injury. Shane Long, Aiden McGeady, Jonathan Walters and Robbie Keane should all be involved.
England – Roy Hodgson looks set to have a fully fit squad to choose from, with strikers Charlie Austin and Jamie Vardy hoping for a first England start.
Given the form of England and the fact that they have a much better squad compared to that of Ireland, you would have thought that backing England for a comfortable win here makes sense.
Republic of Ireland however are at home and will want to put on a good performance in front of their home crowd. Also England have not beaten Ireland since a friendly match back in March 1985. England should still avoid defeat and a low scoring draw seems the most likely outcome here.
Top 3 Bets
Under 2.5 Goals – @3/5
Draw – @12/5
Correct Score 1-1 – @11/2