Sportingbet, our official betting partners, give us the rundown on some of the markets on offer ahead of this weekend's international football programme...
The Premier League takes a break this weekend, but with a combination of Euro 2012 Qualifiers and glamour friendlies for the home nations, there is still plenty of value to be found at Sportingbet.
England head to the Millennium Stadium to take on Wales at 3pm Saturday and the capacity crowd will be eager to see Gary Speed’s side stop the 4/11 favourites in their tracks.
The hosts are 13/2 on their own patch, while even the draw is 16/5. But will the weight of expectation again prove too much for Fabio Capello’s men? Newly-restored captain John Terry is 7/1 to lead by example with a goal at any time.
Tottenham’s own Jermain Defoe (6/5), Peter Crouch (6/5) and Aaron Lennon (21/5) might also be hoping to seize their chance in the same market. The Correct Score market could also be worth a look if you fancy England to edge it 1-0 at 9/2, cruise home 3-1 at 12/1 or even romp their way to three points with a 25/1 4-1 success.
Elsewhere, Northern Ireland head to Serbia on Friday night for a 7.30pm ko, but will not have to contend with the home support as this game goes ahead behind closed doors. Undefeated Northern Ireland are 23/41 to claim another scalp with the hosts 9/201 with Sportingbet.
The Republic of Ireland take on Macedonia on Saturday evening at 7.45pm priced at 2/5 to wrap up a crucial three points, though the tricky visitors look a bit of value at 7/1 - and 14/5 to earn a draw – given their record for proving awkward opponents.
Scotland wrap up the weekend’s action on Sunday as they meet Brazil at the Emirates in a 2pm friendly, but Craig Levein’s side are 7/1 outsiders against the 7/20 Samba Boys.
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Odds correct at time of writing.