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Betting Preview: France v Republic of Ireland: Expect few goals in the first half

8:11 pm AEST 27/5/18
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Didier Deschamps’ men will be looking to nick victory in the tie to bolster their confidence for the global tournament

France slug it out with Republic of Ireland in a friendly encounter on Monday as part of their preparation for the 2018 World Cup.

Didier Deschamps’ men will be hoping to put up an outstanding performance in Russia, having been zoned in Group C where they face Peru, Denmark and Australia.

As part of the preparation for the global tournament, they will be aiming to nick victory in this tie in order to build their confidence for the tourney, having endured mixed results in their last four tune-up games where they recorded two wins, one draw and one loss.

They have enjoyed massive advantage over their visitors previously, given that they have won all but one of their last four meetings and are hot favourites at (1.16) with Bet365 to continue the imposing form.

The last time Les Bleus played a stalemate with the Boys in Green was far back in 2004. However, punters who are bold can back both sides sharing the spoils at a chunky (6.50).

Martin O'Neill’s side failed to make it to the 2018 World Cup but as they continue their rebuilding process, they will be hoping to upset their hosts at a huge offer of (19.00) especially after failing to win their last three games, including a 1-0 defeat to Turkey during their last friendly game in March.

France haven't tasted defeat in six of their last seven home games and are (1.020) to avoid defeat in this contest.

The 1998 world champions have not conceded in five of their previous seven outings with Ireland, hence they are (1.40) to keep a clean sheet and (1.50) to win to nil.

The first half of the last four meetings between both sides only produced two goals and Bet365 is offering (1.44) for less than two goals to surface in that period.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.