France and Ireland face off on Thursday in a Group B European Qualifiers soccer showdown at Parc des Princes.
France vs Ireland Odds
France is the favorite sitting at -450 while Ireland is the underdog sitting +1100. The total sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -135.
France Betting Preview
France comes into this game in first place in Group B having picked up 12 points. France has had four games in qualification and they have won four games. On June 19th, France scored only one goal, but that’s all they needed as they were able to secure the victory. Kylian Mbappe scored in the 55th minute by penalty. France had 63 percent of the possession and five shots on target. France has brought up Jean-Clair Todibo to the squad and it’s expected that he’s going to play a big part in this game. Lucas Hernandez is also back with the team, and he’s going to need to have a big here.
Ireland Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Ireland who sits in 3rd place in the standings having picked up three points. Ireland has only picked up three points, but they are coming off a victory in the last game. In the last game against Gibraltar, Ireland scored three goals and that was enough to secure the victory. All three goals for Ireland were scored after the 50th minute. Ireland had 79 percent of the possession and 13 shots on target. Ferguson is the star of this Ireland team, but he is dealing with injury and he’s not with the team right now. Not having Ferguson is a big loss for this team.
Shane’s Free Pick
Not having Ferguson is a big loss for Ireland, but even with him, I think Ireland would have some major issues getting the offense going here. France is a strong offensive team and they are going to score at least a couple of goals here. I don’t expect Ireland to get on the board here with any goals, and that will be the difference here as France is going to get the job done. Back France -1.5 goals to cash.