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A mix of friendly and competitive fixtures fill the international weekend and top of the billing among home nation fans are England’s clash with Spain and a Euro 2012 playoff for the Republic of Ireland.
Few people expect Fabio Capello’s experimental squad to make much impact against the reigning world and European champions on Saturday night, with industry-wide support seeing the Spanish cut to 17/20 for the win with Sportingbet. That could yet make England a touch of value at 16/5, but surely the Wembley faithful would be content with the 12/5 draw.
The Irish meanwhile have more reason to be hopeful, despite missing strikers Kevin Doyle through suspension, Shane Long to injury and Leon Best to pending fatherhood! They travel to Estonia chalked up as 5/4 favourites to win the away leg and 2/7 to qualify, while their Friday night hosts are 11/5 outsiders on their own pitch. The draw is 43/20.
Elsewhere Wales (7/4) take on Norway (6/4) in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon, after both nations failed to make the playoffs, while the remaining competitive fixtures include Bosnia-Herzegovina (9/4) v Portugal (6/5), Turkey (5/4) v Croatia (11/5) and Czech Republic (13/20) v Montenegro (9/2).
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Odds correct at time of writing...