England vs. Republic of Ireland Match preview
England’s boss Gareth Southgate is expecting to see some brilliant performances when his soldiers welcome the Republic of Ireland at Wembley Stadium for Thursday night’s international friendly clash.
England head into the game after grabbing a comfortable 3-0 win over Wales in the last international break.
Three Lions earned an impressive 2-1 comeback win against Belgium in the Nations League – three days after the International break but lost 1-0 to Denmark to slip to third in their Nations League group.
Ireland on the other hand, come into this game after all played 2019-20, thrashed New Zealand 3-1, and Bulgaria 3-1, meanwhile they have failed to win any of four played UEFA Nations League.
England vs. Republic of Ireland Match Facts
- England have won thrice and lost once in all home played matches.
- The Boys in Green have failed to register a single win in their last five away matches in all competition.
- Three Lions have registered two clean sheets in their last four home matches in all competition.
- Ireland have won all International home matches.
England vs. Republic of Ireland Head to Head
In the last encounter between these two teams in International Friendly, they settle for a barren draw.
In 1988 Ireland won against England 1-0 in European Championship. The pair have met once in World Cup in 1990 where the game ended at 1-1
England team news
Trent Alexander-Arnold is suffering from a calf injury that he picked during Liverpool’s draw against Manchester City on Sunday and won’t be part of the team that takes on Ireland. The full-back is set to be on the sidelines until December.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is also a doubt for the clash with a shoulder injury but will join up with his mates before being assessed.
Ireland team news
Cyrus Christie, the Nottingham Forest defender is likely to be called up to the Ireland squad to replace Sheffield United’s Enda Stevens.
England vs. Republic of Ireland Prediction
Southgate would probably and privately welcome a win of any sort though predictions in international friendlies are always difficult given that they tend to change after a wave of substitutes come in the second half and also very conscious to leave Wembley with no injuries to key players ahead of the Belgium game.
England hasn’t exactly been playing dazzling football of late and their 1-0 defeat at home to Denmark last time out as expected. Gareth Southgate’s men head into Thursday’s friendly with Ireland as clear favorites and will be expected to bounce back. Ireland want to redeem themselves from a streak of poor performances. It’s expected to be a bit tricky though entertaining.
Our topbets pundit is predicting a win for the Three Lions, Betway backing the results with 1.37 odds while 1XBet is giving 1.344 odds.
In the clash against these two teams, both sides have failed several times to score more than two goals. Therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are minimal and under 2.5 markets is expected on the score-board.
Betway are backing the outcome with 2.13 while 1XBet is placing odds at 2.24.
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