Live on ITV: Sun 13.00: Paddy Power make England 13/5 to edge out Ireland by one in the pair’sinternational friendly in Dublin.
Ireland and England collide in Dublin on Sunday in an international friendly ahead of the pair’s respective Euro 2016 qualifiers next weekend and it’s Roy Hodgson’s troops that get the nod from bookies, BetVictor installing them as 11/10 favourites to prevail at the Aviva Stadium.
Stan James rate the hosts at 11/4 and bet365’s 23/10 about it finishing all square is sure to have its backers given that the pair’s last four meetings have proven inconclusive. That quartet of clashes all ended one-apiece, an outcome on offer at 6/1 with William Hill while punters can back any score draw at 18/5 via Ladbrokes and betway offer 4/1 about the teams heading in at the end of each half on level terms.
However, the Three Lions have been in decent form in recent months, winning seven of their last eight games and Hodgson can perhaps afford to select a stronger team than his Irish counterpart Martin O’Neill in light of the duo’s qualifying situations; the home side facing a crunch clash with the Scots next weekend.
Subsequently, England should just about have the edge, a narrow away success arguably the most likely outcome and Paddy Power post 13/5 against them shading it by a one-goal margin. More accurately, bet365 quote 8/1 about a 2-1 triumph for the Three Lions, who are 4/1 (Winner.com) to come out on top following an even first 45 minutes and more cautious punters can back them at 4/9 in BetVictor’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market.
In terms of goals, Skybet’s 6/5 for the fixture to generate three or more looks a touch on the high side and with new players for both sides set to be given a chance to impress, Charlie Austin catches the eye at 11/2 (Stan James) to mark his England debut with the opener. The QPR man though, might feature from the bench so a better bet could be 888Sport’s 23/10 for Austin to notch at any stage.