Come this coming Monday, Ireland and France meet at Aviva Stadium in a qualifying match of the European Championship. It is expected to be an exciting event, as it is part of the second round of the qualifying stage. Ireland last faced France on 28 May 2018 at Stade de France, when France scored a 2-0 win.
Concluding the first round of matches in this group, Ireland have positioned themselves as number three on zero points. Meanwhile, France earned three points, placing them as number one. France arrive at this match placed as number three in the FIFA world ranking, while Ireland lack behind as number 48 in the world.
Coming away from their next European Championship match with anything but a defeat for Ireland would be a huge surprise. It looks like a question of simply trying to minimize the defeat everyone expects them to suffer.
It would be unexpected if Ireland managed to move past the qualifying group stage, given their status as big outsiders too see the next stage. France are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. It would be a surprise, should they fail to live up to expectations and qualify as group winner with relative ease.
Ireland vs France Prediction
Ireland took six points from their last three matches, but started off by losing 1-2 against Norway. They responded by beating Malta 0-1, and followed that up by winning 3-2 against Latvia. Ireland claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six internationals. They also drew zero and lost two, as they scored 11 and conceded seven goals.
In their last three matches, France beat Morocco 2-0, drew 2-2 with Argentina and beat Netherlands by 4-0. France won four of their six latest internationals, scoring nine and conceding 13 as well. They also drew two and lost three.
France could find it tough to break down the defensive barriers put up by Ireland at Aviva Stadium on Monday. The home side doesn't score much themselves, though, and we aim for the under 2.5 goals betting market.
Ireland scored at least once in their previous seven successive games.
Ireland vs France Stats
- In 10 of the last 12 Ireland matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Ireland have not lost 8 of the last 10 home matches
- In 4 of the last 5 matches Ireland played, both teams scored
- Ireland have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
- In the last 3 Ireland home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- France have scored in 18 of the last 20 away matches
- France have conceded in 11 of the last 12 away matches
- In 7 of the last 8 France away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- France have conceded in 11 of the last 13 matches
- In 5 of the last 7 matches France played, both teams scored
Ireland vs France Team News
Ireland could have as few as two players on the injured and absent list for their next assignment on Monday.
Michael Obafemi and Troy Parrott are all absent from the Ireland squad that faces France at Aviva Stadium.
France face a list of four absentees from the squad ahead of their next match this coming Monday against Ireland. For instance, France won't be able to field Brice Samba as he serves out a ban following too many cards.
Aurelien Tchouameni, Alphonse Areola and Mike Maignan all face a spell on the sidelines for France due to various injuries.
Ireland vs France H2H
In the previous meeting between the two nations, France ran away winners with a 2-0 scoreline. France look back on four wins in their previous matches against their next opponent in the shape of Ireland. The home side has a 0% win rate in these encounter for a total record of 0-2-4. No doubt worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Ireland vs France Results
In two of the previous six matches between Ireland and France both teams scored.
Ireland vs France Betting Tips
With two goals in six matches John Egan has been a regular feature on the scoresheet in recent matches, making him a tempting betting prospect, when going up against France and their defence. The visitors hope Kylian Mbappe adds another to his current tally of seven goals in his latest matches.
Ireland racked up five wins from a possible 10 across all tournaments at Aviva Stadium, drew three and lost two. France won four of their previous 10 away, drew three and lost three times. Both teams hit the back of the net in five of the last 10 matches for Ireland on home soil. Both scored at least once in three of the previous 10 away games for France.
Over 2.5 goals came out one time in the last six encounters between these two teams. Ireland managed an average of 0.34 goals, with France averaging 1.17 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet two times in this run of matches. Ireland witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.4 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals appeared in six of the last ten matches that France played across all tournaments. They scored 2.4 times on average in the process.