STAR PREVIEW: Republic Of Ireland v England
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he stars aligned yesterday and all four of the predictions came right on ‘Stupendous Saturday’:
WILLIAMS will win the French Open
GOLDEN HORN will win the Derby
BARCELONA will win the Champions League
AMERICAN PHAROAH will win the Belmont Stakes
Not quite as attractive fare today – although looking forward to seeing Hurricane Fly back in action in France.
Djokovic is a 1/7 chance with Star Sports to wrap up the French Open whilst at 1pm the Aviva Stadium plays host to the Republic Of Ireland against England.
It’s hard to have a strong view on the match for no other reason than it’s not hugely significant beyond pride and the ROI have the distraction of their far more important Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland less than a week away. England have less pressure on them given qualification now looks a formality.
A 1-1 correct score should be an odds-on shot given it’s finished that way the last FOUR times these two have met!
England’s resurgence after desperation in Brazil has at face value been strong with them winning seven of their last eight matches.
Rooney is in the starting 11 for the lunchtime clash and he now needs just two goals to equal Bobby Charlton’s all-time national goalscoring record.
Republic of Ireland v England
International Friendly, Aviva Stadium
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
May 2013 International England 1-1 Ireland
Mar 1991 International England 1-1 Ireland
Nov 1990 International Ireland 1-1 England
Jun 1990 World Cup England 1-1 Ireland
Jun 1988 Euro Championships England 0-1 Ireland
Mar 1985 International England 2-1 Ireland
Feb 1980 International England 2-0 Ireland
Oct 1978 International Ireland 1-1 England
Sep 1976 International England 1-1 Ireland
May 1964 International Ireland 1-3 England
Both teams to score is priced as a flip but I’ll take a chance on both teams finding the back of the net at evens with Star Sports.
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