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France v Republic of Ireland Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

4:05 PM MYT 28/05/2018
Florian Thauvin France
Our tipster thinks that Les Bleus will claim a comfortable win against an inexperienced Irish side in Monday's friendly fixture in the French capital

France face Republic of Ireland in Paris on Monday.

Les Bleus, beaten finalists on home soil in the European Championships two years ago, are preparing for the World Cup in Russia - with kick off in the tournament just over two weeks away.

Martin O'Neill's men suffered a disastrous 5-1 defeat against Denmark in the second leg of their World Cup play-off in Dublin and as a result the Boys in Green will not participate in this summer's showpiece.

Latest odds

Didier Deschamps' side should be more motivated for this match than the visitors it is of little surprise that France are 2/11 (1.27) favourites to win their first World Cup warm-up game.

Ireland, however, would love to spoil the party and dabblebet go 14/1 (15.0) that O'Neill's side win in the French capital, while the same firm go 5/1 (6.0) that the match ends in a draw.

Team news

Goalkeepers, Conor O'Malley and Shane Supple, midfielder Shaun Williams and striker Graham Burke could all debut, with O'Neill set to name an experimental Irish line-up.

Deschamps will have France's World Cup curtain-raiser against Australia in Kazan in mind and, so, Les Bleus can be expected to field a strong side, with Marseille star Florian Thauvin amongst those hoping to stake a claim for a starting spot in Russia.


Goals at both ends?

France were 2-1 winners when these teams met in the last 16 of the European Championships two years ago, while Les Bleus suffered a shock 3-2 defeat against Colombia in their last home outing.

dabblebet go 2/1 (3.0) that both teams are again on target on this occasion, while the same firm go 4/5 (1.80) that there are at least three goals scored in Paris.

Tips and predictions

Les Bleus will want to chalk up a convincing win with their World Cup campaign just around the corner and an inexperienced Ireland side could well be outclassed. As a result, it's the 6/4 (2.50) quote on offer from dabblebet for Deschamps' side to win by at least three clear goals that looks to represent best value ahead of Monday's match.

France (-2) at 6/4 (2.50) for a 1pt stake with dabblebet