Competition: Euro 2016
Market: France to win against Rep of Ireland
Odds: 8/15 @ Bet 365
France host the Republic of Ireland at the Stade des Lumières in this afternoon’s last-16 clash in the European Championships.
Les Blues are big favourites to progress given their superior form in the tournament coupled with home advantage, but revenge will be on the mind of ROI given their controversial exit from the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
France come into this afternoon’s clash with the Republic of Ireland having topped Group A with seven points from a possible nine. They enjoyed wins over Albania and Romania, and drew with runners-up Switzerland, conceding just one goal for their problems.
As for their opponents, Ireland left it late to progress to the last-16 after a last-gasp goal in their final group game against Italy sealed their spot in the next round. They finished third in Group E with four points, but will be motivated by their defeat to France in the playoffs of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
It was a handball from former France striker Thierry Henry which cost them a place in the subsequent tournament, so they are sure to fight hard to get their revenge. However, France have enjoyed a bright start as host nation and have a superior squad which could give ROI the runaround at the Stade des Lumières today.
As a result, Bet 365 are giving odds of 8/15 for France to come out on top in 90 minutes to seal their spot in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Bet: France to win against Republic of Ireland in this afternoon’s Euro 2016 clash @ 8/15 with Bet 365 >>