England vs Ireland Rugby Betting Tip Six Nations – Home Win – 12th March 2022

England could fight through to success as underdogs at Twickenham in big Six Nations showdown with Ireland

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12th March 2022 – Kick Off 1645hrs
Rugby – England – Six Nations
Pick Home Win
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 19:49 GMT on March 10th, 2022

It is England v Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday from Twickenham with so much riding on the outcome.

The loser of the match will see title hopes disappear and the pressure is going to be massive.

Victory for England will set them up with a title-showdown in Paris against France the following week.

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England Preview – Can England make it count at home?

Listening to the talk from head coach Eddie Jones, it is likely that England are going to take a physical approach to this game.

That may be an indication of them not quite being good enough in the backs to exploit the Irish.

England haven’t really found a cohesive midfield solution in this Championship.

They opened with a loss before bouncing back to beat Italy and Wales.

Neither victory was far from convincing at all from England.

Against Wales at Twickenham, they heavily lost the second half as Wales threw the kitchen sink at them, England just getting home 23-19.

In the match outright for rugby betting, England are the 11/10 underdogs* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfred).

Even with home advantage, the performances of England so far in this campaign suggests that they are going to struggle.

At least to get into any free-flowing game.

In their 13 matches in the Six Nations since 2020, England haven’t covered the pre-match spread.

Our betting prediction:
England 1-5 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfred)


An England +1 handicap is at a quote of even money for Saturday’s big clash* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfred).

In last year’s Championship England suffered an 18-32 loss in Dublin.

The English had gone into that fixture as the match favourite.

A positive for England is that they have won four of their last five Six Nations home matches against Ireland (L1).

England are on an eight-match winning streak at Twickenham in internationals.

Eddie Jones keeps the faith with Harry Randall at scrum-half with Joe Marchant coming in to partner Henry Slade in the midfield.

England Squad

England: Steward; Malins, Marchant, Slade, Nowell; Smith, Randall; Genge, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Ewels, Lawes (capt), Curry, Simmonds.

Replacements: Blamire, Marler, Stuart, Launchbury, Dombrandt, Youngs, Ford, Daly.


Ireland Preview – Experienced Irish side likely to threaten

Ireland bring an experienced side to the table, which includes Jonny Sexton in the line-up.

In their last Six Nations match, Ireland romped past Italy in Dublin in what was really not a contest.

Italy went down to 13 men and never had a chance.

That win over Italy followed a success over Wales and a loss against France in this campaign.

To keep their title hopes alive, Ireland need to win at Twickenham and will also need France to slip up somewhere in the last two rounds of Six Nations Rugby action.

In the match outright, Ireland are a quote of 5/6 to pick up the win* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfred).

Ireland have a very settled set-up unlike England, but they are missing Mack Hansen on the weekend, who has been superb for them.

There has been a win for Ireland in all but one of their last 11 international fixtures.

They had been on a nine-match winning streak before their 30-24 loss in Paris against France in this Six Nations campaign.

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Ireland have found the going a little tough in terms of collecting road wins from recent Six Nations matches.

They have taken only a W2 L4 record in their last six away fixtures in the Championship, those wins coming at Scotland and Italy last year.

Ireland are level on points with England in the table, but just top them on points differential.

Having gotten wins over Scotland and Wales already, Ireland do also have a chance at the Triple Crown.

The last time that Ireland won at England was in 2018, the year that Ireland got the Grand Slam.

But with only one win in their last eight visits to Twickenham, can they chalk another one up?

Ireland squad

Ireland: Keenan; Conway, Ringrose, Aki, Lowe; Sexton (capt.), Gibson-Park; Healy, Sheehan, Furlong, Beirne, Ryan; O’Mahony, van der Flier, Doris.

Replacements: Herring, Kilcoyne, Bealham, Henderson, Conan, Murray, Carbery, Henshaw.


England vs Ireland Betting Advice

There doesn’t look like a scenario here where either team is going to run away with this fixture.

It will probably be tight on the scoreboard and it may well boil down to the nerve of the kickers.

Ireland don’t have a great current away record in the Six Nations, nor from recent visits to England.

But England to win at 11/10 may be worth a look* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfred).


Key Facts – England vs Ireland Betting Tip

  • England have won 5 of their last 6 matches when starting as underdogs
  • England have won 4 of their last 5 at home against Ireland in the Six Nations
  • Ireland’s last win at Twickenham was in 2018


That’s because they have won five of their last six matches when they had been the underdogs in the match outright.

England sound like they are going to do everything that they can to trust Ireland’s patterns.

So this will probably be scrapping and tense.

That may suit the home side and an England 1-5 winning margin is at 9/2* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfred).

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The best betting odds for England vs Ireland

England to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Ireland to win: 5/6 at Bet365