Sportingbet preview: Internationals
Our betting partners Sportingbet guide us through the odds available for Tuesday night's internationals...
Friday night was a fantastic evening to be an England supporter. The Three Lions brushed aside the challenge from Bulgaria, as neighbours Wales defeated Montenegro, to send Fabio Capello’s men three points clear at the top of Group G with just two games to play.
The first of those two takes place on Tuesday night with England welcoming Wales to Wembley, looking to do the double over the Dragons. England ran out 2-0 winners when the two teams met in Cardiff earlier in the campaign.
Despite winning just one of their three previous home games in Euro 2012 qualifying, England are as short as 1/8 with Sportingbet to almost guarantee qualification for next summer’s finals with the draw 13/2. Wales are a huge 12/1 to pick up back-to-back wins after recording their first victory in Euro 2012 qualifiers on Friday night, with Sportingbet.
Four of England’s matches have seen Over 2.5 goals and for the more than three goals is only 9/20 with England to score Over 3.5 goals a 3/4 shot. A repeat of Friday night’s 3-0 England win is priced up at 5/1 with Sportingbet.
Scotland will hope to pick themselves up after Saturday’s disappointing 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic when they host Lithuania.
Craig Levein’s team are 3/5 to see off the visitors who could only hold Lichtenstein to a 0-0 stalemate on Friday night. Lithuania are 4-1 to steal three points with the draw 13/5.
Northern Ireland’s hopes of qualification were all but ended on Friday when Serbia came away with a win from Windsor Park but Nigel Worthington’s charges can get back on track with a victory at 17/10 away in Estonia. The hosts are 7/5 with the draw chalked up at 11/5 with Sportingbet.
The early kick-off on Tuesday is the crucial Group B meeting between group leaders Russia and second-placed Republic of Ireland. The Republic were poor when only picking up a point against Slovakia on Friday night and will need to improve on Tuesday.
Robbie Keane’s side are 7/2 to take maximum points away from Moscow with Russia heavy 8/11 favourites. The draw has been priced up at 23/20.
Odds correct at time of writing...