Ireland vs England
Ireland underlined their status as the number one side in the world after beating Scotland in their last match despite a host of injuries during the match. They will be chasing the title as they welcome England to the Aviva Stadium knowing a victory will give them the Grand Slam and the Six Nations crown. The visitors on the other hand will still be having nightmares about their record defeat to France and will be desperate to avoid a similar sort of result in this match. The home team has it all to play for while the visitors are merely playing for pride.
TIP: Ireland were beset with injuries in the last match with both their hookers leaving the field but World Player of the Year Josh van der Flier took over the lineout throwing duties with aplomb. Three props covered the front row and actually won a few scrum penalties. England have recalled Captain Owen Farrell for this match and will be looking to him to restore stability with his leadership and kicking game. The bookies have Ireland as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.12, Gbets 1.13 and Hollywoodbets 1.12
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Ireland vs England
- England have won four of the last six matches between the sides.
- Ireland have won the last two matches against England
Latest results for both teams
Ireland beat Scotland 22-7 in their last match while England lost 53-10 to France in their last match.
The Irish have started all their matches like a house on fire and if England are to have any chance of causing an upset, they will need to keep the Irish scoreless in the opening exchanges. The home team strength in all positions is incredible and even the loss of star centre Garry Ringrose is offset by the return of Robbie Henshaw. England will be wary of the game plan they adopt as the home team has been superb in defence. The highlight of the personal battles is between captains and flyhalfs Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell. The Irish skipper has been in sublime form therefore I predict an Irish win by more than 20 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Mack Hansen, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 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 Ryan Baird, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Dan Sheehan, 1 Andrew Porter
15 Freddie Steward, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Henry Arundell, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Jack van Poortvliet, 8 Alex Dombrandt, 7 Jack Willis, 6 Lewis Ludlam, 5 David Ribbans, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ellis Genge
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:
Betway 1.91 (-15.5)
Gbets 1.90 (-15.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.91 (-15.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Ireland outright win but of you looking for better odds then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.91 (-15.5), Gbets 1.90 (-15.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.91 (-15.5)
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