Ireland vs France. Prediction for the Euro 2024 qualifying match

France have not lost to Ireland since 1981. What to expect from the meeting on March 27 as part of the qualification for Euro 2024? What are the best bets for a duel?

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Ireland vs France


The young Irish team beat Latvia 3-2 on Wednesday night. In this friendly match, 18-year-old Evan Ferguson scored, who marked his first start with a goal, while the national team won for the first time since October 2021.

Now the "boys in green" begin their European Championship qualification against World Cup runners-up France and a team they haven't beaten since October 1981 - long before Ferguson was born. It will not be easy to succeed against such an opponent, because the hosts have conceded at least two goals in the last three home matches, which will force the team to add to the defense.


France got off to a solid start in their new Euro 2024 qualifier when they defeated the Netherlands 4-0 on Friday. After Kylian Mbappe became team captain, manager Didier Deschamps said: "It's a great comeback, even if the Dutch team had a few problems."

Deschamps also stressed that "we didn't have much time to recover" ahead of their clash with Ireland. And he has good reason to be cautious, as the Blues have not won any of their last three away games. However, the guests have never conceded in the previous three games on the Emerald Isle.

Ireland vs France

Ireland vs France facts

  • Exact score of 0-2 - four of the last five head-to-head matches have been won by the French;
  • Corner kicks: Under 9.5 - this betting option has been played in 3 of Ireland's last 5 fixtures.

Game Totals Prediction

In this match we are on the side of the guests - France is in excellent shape, while playing quite successfully with Ireland. In addition, in terms of the composition and experience of the players, the Blues are head and shoulders above all in the group, which may well bring confident success and a leading position after two rounds.

Our prediction is an Asian handicap (-1.5) for France and we bet on it through the Mostbet bookmaker line with a coefficient of 2.45.

We assume that the hosts will play as carefully as possible in defense, just like the vice-champion of the world. In addition, in five of the last six head-to-head matches, more than two goals have not been scored.

Second bet - total under 2.5 goals for 1.89.

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