4 to Watch – 15th October 2012

This entry was posted on Monday, October 15th, 2012

Midweek Internationals. 

England are back in Poland four months after their quarter-final exit from Euro 2012 (in Ukraine), and they start as Even money favourites with Ladbrokes to bring home three points. Little surprise given the injuries hammering the Poles right now, with Blaszczykowski, Polanski,Piszczek and Arsenal goalkeeper Szczesny all likely to miss out. Our bet for this game will be to back Under 2.5 goals, in what we expect to be a tight fixture. Of Poland’s seven matches since the start of Euro 2012, six have gone under 2.5 goals, whilst England away from home under Woy are never likely to be going out all guns blazing. Unders is a 1.75 shot on Betfair – get involved.

Fabio Capello’s Russia battled to an impressive 1-0 win over Portugal on Friday and they welcome Azerbaijan, whose World Cup Qualifying away record reads P20 W1 D0, and whose 2-0 win in Liechtenstein in October 2009 was the only time they’ve scored in an away World Cup Qualifier since March 2001. We like Russia at -1 on the handicap at 1/3 with Blue Square and you can back the Russians at a general 4/9 to ‘win to nil’, which looks a very sound investment.

San Marino return from Wembley in time to welcome Moldova and it’s a battle between two sides that can’t score. San Marino have never netted more than once in a competitive match, and have fired blanks in all but one of their last 23 matches. Moldova meanwhile haven’t scored in any of their last eight, in fact not since beating San Marino 4-0 just over a year ago! Having held the Ukraine on Friday, they should have more than enough to repeat the trick – Moldova to win to nil at 8/13 has to be the bet.

Israel were back on form on Friday night, winning 6-0 against Luxembourg, smashing the -1 handicap the bookmakers set. The reverse fixture comes around on Tuesday night and when the exchanges settle tomorrow evening, Israel should be about 4/5 on the -2 handicap, which looks a knocking bet to get on.

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