Ireland vs England: Prediction, head to head, starting line-ups and team news, TV, live coverage and betting odds – Six Nations preview

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England will attempt to win a record 18th straight Test match and simultaneously scoop successive Grand Slam titles with victory over Ireland on Saturday.

The Red Rose equalled New Zealand's best-ever tally for successive wins against Scotland and can go one better in Dublin this weekend.

Eddie Jones' side also sealed the Six Nations crown with victory over the Scots, but the England head coach will be determined to complete another perfect tournament after last year's clean sweep.

Here’s the full breakdown ahead of Saturday's clash at the Aviva Stadium…


The match kicks off at the Aviva Stadium at 5pm on Saturday, March 18.


ITV will be broadcasting the match live with build-up from 4pm, while BBC Five Live Sports Extra will provide coverage on the radio.

Alternatively, you can follow the match live on Standard Sport’s live blog. Enter your email address in the box below to receive an alert when our coverage starts.


Elliot Daly is undergoing the return to play protocols for concussion after being tip-tackled by Scotland hooker Fraser Brown in the first half but England hope the Wasps wing will be available for Ireland.

"We are positive Elliot is going to be ok. He is fine. Very well," Jones said.

Meanwhile, Keith Earls has become a doubt for the clash in Dublin due to a groin injury.

Earls sat out training on Tuesday, leaving Ulster's Jared Payne ready to step into Ireland's backline if the Munster flyer cannot recover.


Ireland XV: To be confirmed

England XV: To be confirmed



BETTING ODDS (provided by 888Sport)

  • Ireland to win at 7/5
  • Draw at 18/1
  • England to win at 3/5

Odds correct as of 4pm March 14. Click here to place a bet.