JohnFlemingSportsBlog
  • 11.11.2020


Rep of Ireland (v England)

Republic of Ireland are friendless in the betting ahead of Thursday’s friendly clash with England after their preparation was hit by another positive COVID-19 test within the squad.

West Brom’s Callum Robinson is said to have no symptoms and be feeling well but will miss the trip as he enters a period of self-isolation ahead of the first meeting between England and Republic of Ireland in over five years.

There has been a prolific run of draws between the two nations, with all of their last five meetings going back to their World Cup 1990 clash ending level. That run is 15/4 from 9/2 to continue, but the hosts are shortening at 1/3 from 2/5 having won nine of their last ten matches at home.

A rocky start for Stephen Kenny in the Irish dugout means he has yet to oversee a victory in any of his first five games since stepping up from the Under 21s.

The Boys in Green have been eased to 10/1 from 8/1 to buck that trend with a victory at Wembley.

With striker Aaron Connolly joining the list of Irish absentees on Wednesday, punters have turned to on loan Celtic defender Shane Duffy as a likely goalscorer for the visitors and he is now 8/1 from 10/1 to bag his fifth international goal.

Jack Grealish and Declan Rice could well line up against the international side who they once represented and the pair are 7/4 and 7/1 to find the net respectively.

We’re offering customers a no-lose €/£10 wager on the match, which will be refunded as a free bet should it fail to land.

*Prices correct at time of publication