After a fantastic Champions League final, what better way could there be to ease yourself into the international summer than a friendly between the Republic of Ireland and England?
With Euro 2016 qualifiers coming up for both sides, Martin O’Neill and Roy Hodgson could both opt to experiment with their line-ups, but each will be keen to grab a win over a rival.
The Three Lions are favourites to triumph at 11/10, with the hosts priced at 5/2.
However, we fancy a stalemate in this clash, and we’ve even gone as far as to provide you with the exact score in our three best bets.
Correct Score: 1-1 @ 5/1
Whether it’s a friendly, a European Championship qualifier, or a vital World Cup match, England and Ireland just love to draw 1-1.
All of their past four completed matches have finished with that scoreline, and seven of their last 11.
It’s also worth noting that England have not managed to beat Ireland since 1985, making their favourites tag seem very tenuous indeed.
New bwin customers can claim a £30 free bet, which would yield a mighty £150 profit if used to back the game to finish 1-1 and that scoreline comes up again.
Over 0.5 goals between 0 and 15:00 minutes @ 11/5
Shane Long struck after just 13 minutes the last time these two sides met, and early goals have been a regular occurrence in games between the pair.
There has been a goal in the opening quarter of an hour in four of their past five matches, with Lee Dixon, Gary Lineker and Ray Houghton the other men to strike early.
Charlie Austin to score @ 9/5
This could end up the QPR hitman’s only cap for England, or it could be the start of a glittering international career. Either way, it’s worth backing Austin to mark the occasion with a goal.
England attacking debutants have enjoyed their first forays into the world of international football of late, with Harry Kane the most recent to strike during his first Three Lions appearance.
Andros Townsend and Rickie Lambert have both also notched on debut since 2011, as has defender Steven Caulker.
Austin is coming off the back of a superb season where he scored 18 Premier League goals, and will be desperate to ensure Hodgson’s faith in him is paid off.