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England vs Ireland Betting Tips - England backed to dominate Six Nations clash

Ireland suffered a 57-15 defeat the last time they played at Twickenham
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England beat Ireland 57-15 the last time they met at Twickenham in 2019 (Getty Images)

England vs Ireland Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions 

England play at home for the first time in the 2020 Six Nations as they host Ireland at Twickenham. England got back to winning ways against Scotland and are tipped to dominate at home. Jonny May can be looked at in the try scoring markets after an impressive display against France.

England Form

England started their 2020 Six Nations campaign with a disappointing 24-17 defeat to France at the Stade de France. They secured a hard fought 13-6 win at Murrayfield against Scotland in terrible weather conditions.

That victory will give Eddie Jones charges some confidence ahead of this massive showdown against Ireland. This is still largely the same England side that reached the 2019 Rugby World Cup final and one poor performance against France doesn’t make them a poor side.

I’m backing their forward pack to dominate Ireland while Jonny May can run in the tries. England offer value at 1.83 to cover the -7 handicap while they are priced at 1.30 to win.

England News

Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of the clash against Ireland but otherwise England have a clean bill of health.

Jonny May
Jonny May scored twice on the opening weekend against France (Getty Images)

Ireland Form

Ireland have won their opening two matches of the 2020 Six Nations having seen off Scotland 19-12 and Wales 24-14 at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland’s trip to Twickenham will be their first away match of the season.

The Irish travel to Twickenham knowing that victory will see them favourites to claim the Six Nations title with only France and Italy to play. Ireland have however only won once in their last six trips to Twickenham and will need a huge performance to overturn a quality England outfit.

Ireland News

Ireland should be at full strength with Conor Murray and Jonny Sexton once again the key figures in terms of tactical gameplan. 

England vs Ireland Head to Head

England have won four of their last six matches against Ireland with their last match ending 57-15 at Twickenham in August 2019.  England also beat Ireland in the 2019 Six Nations 32-20 at the Aviva Stadium.

England vs Ireland Betting Odds

England are short priced at 1.30 to win with Ireland paying 3.75. A draw can be backed at 26.00. The handicap market is set at seven points with England paying 1.83 and Ireland 2.00.

England’s flying winger Jonny May should have value in the try scoring markets but those odds are not yet available. 

In the HT/FT market England are paying 1.66 and Ireland 4.50 while the winning margin market could be of interest to some bettors with England priced at 2.62 to win by 13+ points. Ireland can be backed at 4.50 to win by 1-12 points.

England vs Ireland Match Up

As is always the case between England and Ireland the battle among the forwards will be crucial to the outcome. England have a stable set piece and dangerous runners out wide while Ireland seem overly reliant on forward dominance, which will be difficult to achieve at Twickenham.

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England have won five of the last six matches against Ireland at Twickenham (Getty Images)

England vs Ireland Stats

  • England have covered the -7 handicap in their last 2 matches against Ireland.
  • England beat Ireland 57-15 in their last match at Twickenham (2019).
  • England were 2019 Rugby World Cup runners-up.
  • England’s Jonny May scored 2 tries against France on the opening weekend of the 2020 Six Nations.

England vs Ireland FAQ

Where can I watch England vs Ireland live stream online?

You can check out our online streaming calendar for the England vs Ireland live stream.

Where will England vs Ireland be played?

England will play Ireland at the Twickenham in London, England.

Where will England vs Ireland be played?

England vs Ireland will be played on Sunday 23 February 2020 at 15:00 GMT.

What is England vs Ireland Head to Head record?

England have beaten Ireland in four of their last six meetings. 

What is England's recent form?

England beat Scotland in their last match after losing to France in the Six Nations opener.

What is Ireland's recent form?

Ireland have won their opening two matches of the 2020 Six Nations against Scotland and Wales.

What is England's predicted line-up against Ireland?

15 George Furbank, 14 Jonny May, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Willi Heinz, 8 Tom Curry, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Lewis Ludlam, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Tom Dunn.

What is Ireland's predicted line-up against England?

15 Jordan Larmour, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Jonathan Sexton (c), 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rob Herring, 1 Cain Healy.


England hammered Ireland 57-15 in 2019 at Twickenham and are backed to cover the -7 handicap here. Jonny May showed great form against France with two tries and can be backed to score once the odds are available.

Best Bet: England -7 Handicap Handicap Market @1.83 at bet365 - 5 Units

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