Ireland v France Match Preview & Best Odds

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The Republic of Ireland go head-to-head with France in the Euro qualifiers this evening and as kick-off fast approaches, now is an excellent time to register with our featured Ireland betting sites where you can find the very best betting odds and free bets.


Ireland v France Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off: 7.45pm, Monday 27th March 2023


France demolished the Netherlands in their last outing and while they have found the going tough against a resolute Ireland in the past, we envisage them causing their hosts a few issues when the two sides lock horns in this latest European Championships qualifying match.


Winless Run

In their last outing, Les Bleus recorded a comprehensive 4-0 thrashing of the Netherlands with three goals being scored within the opening 21 minutes of play. Didier Deschamps’ men side will be confident of building on this excellent performance when they travel to the Emerald Isle for tonight’s match and thus put to an end a run of three away matches without a win.


Tougher Assignment

A young Ireland managed to edge past Latvia to the tune of 3-2 on Wednesday evening and this will have boosted confidence in the home side somewhat, however Les Bleus will doubtless be providing the Men in Green with an altogether much tougher assignment. Ireland have made life hard for the World Cup runners-up in the past with fewer than three goals being scored in all-but-one of the last six meetings between the sides and the likelihood is that they will be parking the bus this evening.


More Attacking Threat 

France were ruthless against the Dutchmen last time out, a team which certainly pose a more potent attacking threat than tonight’s hosts and defensive solidity will clearly be of huge importance throughout. Nevertheless, while there’s every chance that Les Bleus will find a way through on the night, this promises to be a very tight affair and the indications are that they will limit Ireland to very few chances. As such, with the home side set to park the bus in this one, we’re going to side with the spoils being shared in what is nevertheless going to be a France-dominated encounter.


Our Prediction

Back a draw at best odds of 15/4 with William Hill Ireland