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England Women v Republic of Ireland Women: Prediction, Tips and Odds

England have started their Women's Euro 2025 qualifying campaign with a mixed bag of results but they are favourites to beat the Republic of Ireland on Friday.

In one of the trickier qualifying sections, England are on seven points from three games - just below Sweden on goal difference - while France lead the way with nine points.

But Ireland remain rooted to the foot of the table without a point and have a mountain to climb ahead of their match with England in Norwich.

England Women v Republic of Ireland Women

England Women v Republic of Ireland Women betting tips and predictions

England to win and under 2.5 goals - 21/10

England's haul of seven points and inferior goal difference to Sweden means that, as it stands, they would have to go through the play-off route to qualify for Women's Euro 2025.

The good news for the Lionesses, though, is their next match is not only a home fixture but it is against the group's strugglers, the Republic of Ireland.

The Girls in Green have been hopeless in qualifying, having lost all four of their matches, conceding seven goals in the process and failing to score.

They would have been hoping to build on their appearance at the 2023 Women's World Cup, although they claimed just one point and scored just one goal in that campaign.

Ireland are clearly out of their depth in this section but England, who failed to win either of their recent home fixtures, may not steamroll their opponents.

Ireland will likely deploy a back five for this contest and look to keep things tight, so a bet on England to win and under 2.5 goals could be the best approach at 21/10.

Despite Ireland's precarious position in this qualifying group, they have been competitive in their four matches so far.

Three of their defeats have featured under 2.5 goals and they came close to snatching a point off Sweden last time out only for an 84th-minute strike from Magdalena Eriksson to hand the Swedes victory.

England to win 2-0 - 9/2

For those looking to squeeze more value out of a low-scoring England win, a bet on England Women to win 2-0 could be the way to go.

That was the scoreline when these sides met back in April with the Lionesses having established the two-goal lead after just 18 minutes.

They were happy to just preserve that lead with Ireland offering little in response and it could be a similar situation on Friday.

All of England's qualifiers so far have been tight and Sarina Wiegman could be tempted to ring the changes if the Lionesses get ahead with a huge clash against Sweden taking place on Tuesday.

Alessia Russo to score at anytime - 11/10

England may not rack up the goals in this contest but one player who could get on the scoresheet is striker Alessia Russo.

Russo was on the scoresheet in both the 1-1 draw with Sweden and the 2-1 win over France recently and she bagged 12 goals for Arsenal in the Women's Super League last season.

She remains the focal point of this England attack and is overpriced to get on the scoresheet.

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England Women v Republic of Ireland Women odds

England Women - 1/8
Draw -
Republic of Ireland Women -

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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