Ireland vs. France Betting Tips: Back Mbappe to bag another brace for the visitors
The Euro 2024 qualifiers continue on Monday evening with Ireland taking on France at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. We’ve called on our man Anthony Eadson to provide us with his best bets for the game, which includes a selection from the player fouls market, as well as a 9/2 poke.
This will be Ireland’s first game of their European Championship qualifying campaign after Stephen Kenny’s side managed a 3-2 victory over Latvia in a friendly last week. Besides facing France, Ireland will also have group fixtures against the Netherlands, Greece and Gibraltar in Group B.
World Cup runners-up France got their Euro 2024 campaign off to the best possible start on Friday with a dominant display over the Netherlands which saw them run out 4-0 winners. Surprisingly, Didier Deschamps side are not the favourites with some betting sites to lift the trophy next summer, with a tempting 6/1 on offer from Unibet and Betfred, while Germany are at the head of the market with most firms at 5/1.
Ireland vs France Tips
My last fouls-based selection for BettingOdds.com landed after 30 minutes on Saturday with Ethan Ampadu doing the business at a generous 6/4 to give away 2+ fouls. I’m sticking with the same market for Monday’s match and this time siding with Matt Doherty to commit 2+ fouls, which at the time of writing is available with Paddy Power or Betfair at 13/10.
Doherty may have only started 12 competitive matches for club and country this season, but looking at his foul figures we can see that this bet has landed in six of those. That immediately gives appeal to the 13/10 on offer from Paddy’s, however, another large proportion of the thinking behind this one is that Doherty will have to help take care of Kylian Mbappe. With his lightning pace, Doherty should have his work cut out on the right side of the Irish defence and at odds-against I think this selection is worth taking a punt on.
I’ve also had a small dabble on Kylian Mbappe to score two or more goals in the match, which is 9/2 with Paddy Power and can be found in the ‘Power Prices’ section of their app/site. Having been boosted from 10/3, I believe this one has more legs than the odds suggest due to Mabppe’s sublime scoring record for his national side.
He may still only be 24, but Mappe has already made 66 appearances for France, scoring an impressive 36 goals in that period. In seven of his 55 starts, he has scored two or more goals, including against the Netherlands on Friday. With lower quality opposition on the menu in the form of the Republic of Ireland, Mbappe could have a field day against a defence that conceded two against Latvia last week.