19-08-2023 Daily Prediction Friendly Rugby International Ireland vs England

Ireland vs England

Ireland welcomes England to the Aviva Stadium for this World Cup warm up friendly. The home team will start the tournament as one of the favourites despite never progressing beyond the quarter finals while the visitors have been thrown in disarray after their Captain Owen Farrell was sent off in the last match against Wales. Ireland are also missing their Captain Johnny Sexton through suspension and his understudy Ross Byrne will be keen to stake his place as the number two flyhalf. Both teams have gone in with almost full-strength teams so we are likely to see a real physical battle although it is a friendly.

TIP: Ireland have named a whole new starting XV to the one that played Italy a few weeks ago and with the exception of Sexton, this is their strongest line up. It is interesting to see Cian Prendergast has been given the nod at eight which shows Ireland will attempt to play a fast-paced game. England have gone for experience in the flyhalf berth with George Ford being selected ahead of young gun Marcus Smith which shows they will be kicking a lot. The bookies have Ireland as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.11, Gbets 1.11 and Hollywoodbets 1.10


Ireland vs England

  • The last eight matches between the teams are split with four wins apiece.
  • Ireland have won the last three matches against England.

Latest results for both teams

Ireland beat Italy 33-17 in their last match while England beat Wales 19-17 in their last match.


One of the most worrying aspects for the England team is that their backline has yet to score a try in 160 minutes of rugby against Wales. They will need to find an attacking edge as the Irish certainly have no problem finding their way to the try line. The home side have been the fastest starters in world rugby over the last few years and if England want to avoid playing catch up rugby, their defence will need to be on top from the first whistle. Ireland have game breakers all across their backline with the highlight being Bundee Aki up against Manu Tuilagi in the centers. The home team have too much class therefore I predict am Irish win by more than 20 points

Probable Starting XVs


15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Mack Hansen, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 James Lowe, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Cian Prendergast, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan (c), 4 Tadhg Beirne, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Dan Sheehan, 1 Andrew Porter


15 Freddie Steward, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Ben Earl, 6 Courtney Lawes (c), 5 David Ribbans, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ellis Genge

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Ireland victory are as follows:

Betway 1.11

Gbets 1.11

Hollywoodbets 1.10

Odds comparison on the Ireland handicap:

The complete odds on the Ireland handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-14.5)

Gbets 1.87 (-14.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-14.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Ireland outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-14.5), Gbets 1.87 (-14.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-14.5)

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