England vs Ireland
This is one of the most eagerly awaited matches in the Six Nations as hosts England take on Ireland at Twickenham in the penultimate round of the competition. England are in third position on the table with 10 points while Ireland are just a point ahead in second position. The winner of this match will still be in contention for the title while the loser will almost certainly be out of the running. England know that a victory will still keep them within three points of France provided the French win their match against Wales.
TIP: In the final round of matches England will travel to take on France so they hold their destiny in their own hands. England will take confidence from the fact that they have only lost once at home to Ireland in the last eight matches. Ireland alongside France were the favorites coming into this year’s tournament but their defeat to the French has taken their fate out of their hands. An Ireland win will still require France to lose one of their remaining matches which on current form seems unlikely. The bookies have Ireland as favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.83, Playabets 1.84 and Sunbet 1.88.
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
England vs Ireland
- England have won four of the last five matches between these sides.
- The home team has won the last four matches.
- Ireland won 32-18 the last time these teams met.
Latest results for both teams
England beat Wales 23-19 in their last match while Ireland beat Italy 57-6 in their last match.
A loss for the Irish will end their hopes for the title. Their record at Twickenham is also very poor but this England team is out of form which will give them confidence. The best news that Ireland received is that Captain Johnny Sexton will be back for this match. They are almost unrecognizable when their talisman is not in the team so his return will give them a massive boost. The English will be looking to young star Marcus Smith to control the game but I expect the Irish number 10 to come out on top. I predict an Ireland win by 5 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Freddie Steward, 14 Max Malins, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Henry Slade, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Harry Randall, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Courtney Lawes (c), 5 Charlie Ewels, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ellis Genge
15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 James Lowe, 10 Johnny Sexton (c), 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Caelan Doris, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Dan Sheehan, 1 Cian Healy
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Ireland victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Ireland handicap :
The complete odds on the Ireland handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-1.5) 1.95
Sunbet (-1.5) 1.88
Playabets (-0.5) 1.82
Predictions and Odds in details
This match has become a knockout match for both these teams as a defeat for either team will almost certainly take them out of the running for the title. Ireland will be targeting the inexperienced half backs of England and if Sexton is allowed to dictate the match then England will struggle to win this match. There are decent odds on the Ireland win but we suggest the home team on the handicap for better returns. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-1.5) 1.95, Sunbet (-1.5) 1.88 and Playabets (-0.5) 1.82
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