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Sportingbet preview: Internationals

Posted on 11 October 2011  - 12:00

Our betting partners run through the markets for tonight's international matches.

Sportingbet preview: Internationals

Our betting partners run through the markets for tonight's international matches.

Wayne Rooney grabbed the headlines on Friday night after being sent off in England’s 2-2 draw in Montenegro. But despite letting a two-goal lead slip in Podgorica, Fabio Capello’s men secured their place at Euro 2012 as Group G winners.

There’s more Euro 2012 qualifying action on Tuesday night as Scotland and the Republic of Ireland hope to keep their play-off dreams alive.

Scotland head to Alicante to take on Spain in Group I knowing, if they match the Czech Republic’s result in Lithuania, they’ll be in the play-off draw.

The Sportingbet traders don’t reckon Craig Levein’s team have any hope of winning in the World Champions backyard though and have priced Scotland up at 14/1 to come home with maximum points.

If you reckon the Scots could hold out for a draw you’re looking at 33/5 with the Spanish win a 1/7 poke. Sportingbet will also give you 7/5 on Scotland +2 in the handicap market.

Ireland are odds-on 7/10 shots to finish their campaign with a win at home to Armenia. The Irish need to avoid defeat to reach the play-offs and the draw is 11/4. Armenia are finishing their qualifying campaign with a flourish and can be backed at 18/5 to steal maximum points in Dublin.

Wales’ recent revival continued with a convincing win against Switzerland on Friday. Gary Speed’s men are 11/4 to pick up a third consecutive victory, when they travel to Bulgaria.

The Bulgarians are even-money favourites to take the three points in Sofia with Sportingbet calling the draw a 9/4 poke.

And Northern Ireland complete their disappointing Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a trip to Italy. After back-to-back defeats to Estonia, Nigel Worthington’s side can be taken at 14/1 to beat the Azzurri in Pescara.

An Italian win is a tiny 1/6 shot with the draw chalked up by Sportingbet at 23/4.

All odds correct at time of writing...