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European Championship Qualification: Ireland vs France – Match preview and betting tip

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Ace Football previews the European Championship Qualification Round 2 match between Ireland and France and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Ireland and France meet at Aviva Stadium on Monday in a qualifying match for the European Championship. It is expected to be an exciting event, as it is part of the second round of the qualifying stage. France got the better of Ireland in the last two h2h meetings, winning by 2-0 and 2-1, respectively.

It was a nice and quiet opening to the European Championship group stages Ireland delivered. Getting away with a 1-1 draw in the opener is good enough to build momentum. France could not have wished for a better start to their season in the European Championship. They absolutely annihilated their first opponent and will be brimming with confidence before their upcoming match.

Team form: Ireland vs France

Ireland Form

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 won half of their previous six internationals, while also drawing zero. They lost two, while they scored 11 and conceded seven goals.

France Form

In their last three matches, France beat Morocco 2-0, drew 2-2 with Argentina and beat Netherlands by 4-0. France performed a very admirable four wins in six internationals, while they also drew two and lost three. They scored nine times, while also conceding 13 goals.

Betting facts for Ireland and France

Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that Ireland and France played across all competitions.

  • Ireland scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Ireland’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Ireland conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Both teams scored in Ireland’s last 5 of 7 matches.
  • France has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • France did not win in the last 5 of 6 matches when playing away;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in France’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • France scored in the last 8 of 10 matches.

Players in form: Ireland vs France

Having scored just once lately in the European Championship, David McGoldrick will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. France hope Karim Benzema can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of four European Championship goals in his last six European Championship games.

Full-time result

Ireland claimed all three points five times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run. France won four of their last 10 games away, while drawing three and losing three in this series of matches.

Both teams to score

Ireland scored the first goal in seven out of their last ten games. France scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Ireland managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Ireland, who scored an average of 1.4 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for France, who managed to score 2.4 times in those matches.

Here we present a free betting tip for this European Championship match. The prediction is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts for Ireland and France.

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