Euro 2016: Belgium v Republic of Ireland - 10 Vital Statistics


10. Belgium boast a W5 D5 L4 record against Ireland and are 1.72 favourites to win this clash.

9. In fact, Ireland are winless in their last six games with Belgium, since a 3-2 friendly result in May 1966. Ireland are 5.45 to win.

8. All five of the draws between Belgium and Ireland have come in competitive games, with Belgium winning the other two. A draw is available at 3.85.

7. Belgium, who lost 2-0 against Italy earlier this week, have never started a European Championship campaign with two defeats. They are 4.50 to draw/win on the HT/FT.

6. Ireland have never gone two games without defeat in the European Championship. They drew their opening game 1-1 with Sweden and are 2.23 to avoid defeat here on the Double Chance.

5. Robbie Keane is Ireland’s top scorer at major tournaments with three goals but has failed to score in any of his four Euro appearances. Keane is 4.60 to net.

4. Just three of Belgium’s 18 shots against Italy were on target. They are 4.60 not to score against Ireland.

3. Marouane Fellaini committed four fouls against Italy — two more than any of his team-mates. The midfielder is 3.75 to get booked.

2. Between them, these sides averaged 28.5 clearances in their opening fixtures. A 0-0 draw is priced at 8.50.

1. Wes Hoolahan could become only the third Irish player after Robbie Keane (3) and Ray Houghton (2) to score multiple goals in major tournaments. Hoolahan scored against Sweden and is 16.00 to net first.