Ireland v Wales Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips | 6N 2024

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Timetable2.15 p.m., 24th February 2024
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Odds1.07
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7 of 15 of our Six Nations betting predictions.

Written by Steven Brown.

Prediction accuracy 2024: ✔️ 83.33%.

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Week three of the Six Nations Championship starts on Saturday, the 24 th of February with Ireland v Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Kick-off will be at 2.15 p.m. An interesting fact about this match is that it will be the last time that Ireland will play in green against Wales in red. As some persons with colour blindness struggle to distinguish between the two colours, the organising commission for the Six Nations has put into place a policy of the visiting team swapping colours for these matches, starting with next year's clash between the Irish and the Welsh, in order to relieve this issue.

The referee for the day will be Andrea Piardi (FIR), who will be assisted by Karl Dickson (RFU) and Gianluca Gnecchi (FIR). The TMO will be Eric Gauzins (FFR).

The Irish are heading into week three with two wins from two matches under their belts, whereas the exact opposite can be said for the Welsh. Will Ireland make this game half-way to Grand Slam glory or will Wales' woes be swept away for the Six Nations 2024? Let us dig into my Ireland v Wales prediction to find out.

💯 Ireland v Wales Betting Odds Six Nations

There are a few interesting things on offer from the best rugby bookmakers. Check out exactly what Ireland v Wales odds you can claim below.

🥇 Ireland v Wales Match Winner Odds

The odds are heavily stacked against Wales, but perhaps something there is still something about the match winner odds that will make you like the look of them.

Team
Ireland Ireland
1.071.071.02-1.15
X30.0030.0046.0031.0017.00
Wales Wales
10.5010.5013.0014.2013.00

➕ Ireland v Wales Handicap 3-Way Odds

We have some tight handicap margins for this one, with the bookies primarily offering ±22 to ±23 points. Find out what handicap odds you can claim below.

Team
Ireland Ireland

(0-23)
---1.88-
Ireland Ireland

(0-22)
--1.84-1.83
X

(0-23)
---17.20-
X

(0-22)
--26.00-26.00
Wales Wales

(0-23)
---1.82-
Wales Wales

(0-22)
--1.96-1.90

🏮 Ireland v Wales Asian Handicap Odds

For those looking for a greater spread of options, the Asian handicap market has plenty to offer, ranging from ±18.5 to ±24.5 points. Discover what's at hand in the table.

Team
Ireland Ireland

(-24.5)
--2.10-2.10
Ireland Ireland

(-22.5)
1.881.881.901.801.85
Ireland Ireland

(-20.5)
--1.66-1.65
Ireland Ireland

(-18.5)
--1.55-1.50
Wales Wales

(+24.5)
--1.70-1.70
Wales Wales

(+22.5)
1.881.881.901.821.90
Wales Wales

(+20.5)
--2.16-2.10
Wales Wales

(+18.5)
--2.40-2.40

Odds accurate at time of writing. Odds subject to change.

🔍 Ireland v Wales Winner Prediction

Ireland are on a rampage at the moment, showing the rest of Europe why they will win the Six Nations. What do Wales have in the locker to stop them?

History

134 matches are marked in the history books so far: 57 matches have been won by Ireland; 70 have been won by Wales. There have also been seven drawn fixtures. The long-term makes it look like a victory for the Men in Red is imminent, but if we look more recently, Ireland have won six out of seven of their last games against Ireland, including handing out a 10-34 spanking. For that reason, Ireland seem the surer of the two sides to do the business.

Last Performances

Ireland MatchesResult
France v Ireland17-38
Ireland v Italy36-0
Wales MatchesResult
Wales v Scotland26-27
England v Wales16-14

Two solid wins for Ireland, including a fantastic opener against France, show the Irish mean business. Wales have only managed a good half per game and eventually thrown away any advantage at the death. The Irish have another tick in the box for a likely win from them.

World Rankings

What does the world rankings have to say about the current position of both teams? With Ireland in second and Wales in eighth, the rankings seem to be shouting about an easy Irish win.

Home Advantage

The Men in Green will ignite a fire at the Aviva stadium. When Stevie Mulrooney sang Ireland's Call last week, there were very few dry eyes in the arena, and I expect to see even more atmosphere this time around as belief in another Grand Slam year swells. The home advantage will really help the Irish.

Weather

The weather forecast is 7°C, with cloud and sun. This is not unusual weather for the Welsh, so this may not provide the Irish any advantage.

Game Play Styles

Ireland have been to baffle opposition by ensuring they are able to play both 1-3-3-1 and 2-4-2 formations. Combining that with hard running and some of the quickest work at the break-down of any national side, the Irish are managing to give any team a run for their money.

Wales do have their set systems, but the only consistency Wales have shown in terms of game play styles is that they are only able to play one half of a match at the moment. For that reason, the Irish seem a league ahead going into this clash.

Winner Summary

All the above predictors point to an Irish win. I agree. The top of the table team are going to hand out a pasting to the team in fifth in the competition, and I think they are going to do that by at least 22 points - especially when the Welsh seem only able to manage one half a game before running out of steam.

🏉 Ireland to win by 22 points!

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✔️ Ireland v Wales Betting Tips

1️⃣ Match Winner: Ireland to Win

The bookies have their clear winner, and we appear to be singing from the same hymn sheet. The best odds seem to be Ireland to win at 1.15 at Betway, but I am not sure I would bother having a go on those odds unless I considered combining them into an accumulator with the other matches from this weekend.

2️⃣ Handicap Winner: Ireland to Win (-18.5)

I have a strong feeling that the Irish are going to go on to win by 22 points, but to give myself a little leeway, I would think most about Ireland to win (-18.5) at 1.55 at LegendPlay Sports. I think it offers odds with nice potential winnings, albeit with more risk - always remember to gamble responsibly!

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📺 2023 Ireland v Wales Highlights

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⚡ Six Nations Ireland v Wales Prediction at a Glance

1️⃣ When will Ireland v Wales kick off?

Kick-off for Ireland v Wales will be 2.15 p.m. GMT on Day, the 24th of Feb 2024.


2️⃣ Where will Ireland v Wales be played?

Ireland v Wales will be played at Aviva, Dublin for the 2024 Six Nations Championship.


3️⃣ Who is my Ireland v Wales winner?

I predict that Ireland will win by 22 points.


4️⃣ What are some Ireland v Wales betting tips?

  1. Match winner tip: Ireland to win at 1.15 at Betway.
  2. Handicap betting tip: Ireland to win (-18.5) at 1.55 at LegendPlay Sports.

See our Ireland v Wales betting tips section for details.

5️⃣ Can I use free bets for Ireland v Wales?

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Ireland to win!

✒️ Steven Brown - Sports Writer and Rugby Expert

Steven Brown

This prediction was written by Steven Brown.

In 2023, 81.71% of my predictions were correct.