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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ireland drawn against France in World Cup playoff - rated 11/5 outsiders

THE Republic of Ireland are 11/5 to qualify for the World Cup finals after being paired with France in yesterday's (Mon) play-off draw.

Giovanni Trapattoni's side are 1/3 to miss out ahead of their clash with the 1998 winners.

Ladbrokes spokesman, Nick Weinberg, said:

"The Republic of Ireland will go into the game full of confidence following their performance against Italy. They face a France side that has struggled at times in recent campaigns."

"France inevitably are the favourites, but the Irish will fancy their chances of springing a surprise."


To qualify for 2010 World Cup
France 1/3
Rep of Ire 11/5

Portugal 1/6
Bosnia-H 7/2

Ukraine 5/6
Greece 5/6

Russia 1/6
Slovenia 7/2

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