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France vs Ireland predictions: tips, odds & team news

By Mohamed Moallim

France vs Ireland predictions: tips, odds & team news

Published: 7:30, 7 September 2023

France vs Ireland takes place on Thursday at 7:45pm (UK time).

France vs Ireland odds


*Odds correct as of 07:00 on September 7

France and Ireland were drawn into UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Group B alongside Greece, Netherlands and Gibraltar. Heading into the fifth round of fixtures it’s Les Bleus who are in control of the group. Didier Deschamps’ men are perfect having won their previous four games without conceding a single goal. Kylian Mbappé is their leading scorer with four strikes with Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Benjamin Pavard and Dayot Upamecano also finding the net.

Stephen Kenny’s side, meanwhile, are two places below having won once across three qualifiers while suffering two losses. France inflicted their first defeat before Greece ran out 2-1 winners at home. They’ll be without teenage sensation Evan Ferguson who is one of four Ireland players to register a Euro 2024 qualifying goal. Ireland’s record on French soil is poor with one prior success from eight visits which came in a May 1937 friendly that saw them pick up a 2-0 win. Davy Jordan and Jackie Brown were the goalscorers.

France vs Ireland predictions

France vs Ireland: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 1/2 with Betfair
Correct Score France 2-0 Ireland 22/5 with Unibet
First Goalscorer Kylian Mbappe 7/4 with BetUK

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France vs Ireland match tip

Kylian Mbappe to score anytime @ 8/11 with Sky Bet

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future at Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe has started the new Ligue 1 season in fantastic fashion. The Frenchman has netted five goals in three games so far, including a brace in the 4-1 win over Lyon before the international break. Mbappe has also scored in three of his four appearances during Euro 2024 qualifying, including in both games in June. However, it may be worth noting that the only team against whom he hasn’t scored is Ireland.

France vs Ireland team news

Ibrahima Konate has had to pull out of the France squad for the latest round of fixtures due to injury. It was an interesting call up in the first place as Konate was injured when the squad was initially announced, though the extent was unknown. Jean-Clair Todibo will be hoping for his first France appearance, the only uncapped player in the squad.

Starboy Evan Ferguson has also pulled out of Ireland’s squad due to injury, a real blow given he entered the international break off the back of a hat-trick for Brighton against Newcastle. The teenager suffered a knee injury in the win and was likely to lead the line for Ireland against France and the Netherlands.

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