France v Ireland Betting Tips & Odds In Six Nations | Saturday 12th February
Ireland have been made marginal underdogs in the match betting for their crucial Six Nations clash with France this weekend as they seek to build on a strong start to the tournament following last weekend’s comprehensive victory over Wales.
Bundee Aki, Andrew Conway (twice) and Garry Ringrose all went over for Ireland as Andy Farrell’s men laid down an early marker in a one-sided affair in Dublin which saw the defending champions leave on the wrong end of a 29-7 scoreline.
One change has been forced upon Head Coach Farrell as fly-half Johnny Sexton misses the trip to Paris due to a hamstring injury sustained in training.
This allows Munster’s Joey Carberry to step up to the starting 15, while Leinster lock James Ryan takes the captain’s armband.
Their victory over Wales means Ireland are now on a nine-match winning run, although their last defeat came at the hands of France in last year’s Six Nations meaning the French have won the last two meetings between the sides.
Ireland will kick-off the 1/2 favourites in the betting with BoyleSports to make it three-in-a-row, while the Boys in Green are 7/4 shots to make it two-from-two at the beginning of their campaign with a big win in Paris.
France also kicked off on the front foot last weekend with a bonus-point victory of their own over Italy, but the handicap betting suggests there will be no such landslides as the first and second favourites in the outright betting go head-to-head.
A 2-point handicap in Ireland’s favour is enough to see them go odds-on at 10/11
Anyone thinking the close match-up could result in the first draw between the pair since 2013 can snap up odds of 22/1.
Gabin Villiere, who bagged a hat-trick of tries against Italy, leads the first tryscorer betting alongside teammate Damian Penaud who also crossed the line in France’s opener.
Andrew Conway is rated Ireland’s most likely candidate to add to his brace against Wales by scoring the first try of the game in Paris at 10/1.
Fancy creating your very own BetBuilder on the match? You certainly can with BoyleSports. There are plenty of options available right now, just like the one below:
18/1 Ireland to lead at half-time, Ireland to win, Garry Ringrose to score a try at anytime
Ireland v France. Match Betting
10/11 France (-2)
18/1 Draw (-2)
10/11 Ireland (+2)
9/1 Damian Penaud
9/1 Gabin Villiere
10/1 Andrew Conway
11/1 Mack Hansen
11/1 Antoine Dupont
Man of the Match
11/2 Antoine Dupont
8/1 Romain Ntamack
9/1 Josh van der Flier
9/1 Caelen Doris
12/1 Tadgh Beirne
12/1 Jack Conan
16/1 Gregory Alldritt
18/1 Garry Ringrose
Six Nations – Outright Betting
Grand Slam Winner
8/11 No winner
*All prices correct at time of publication
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