We have been cooped up in bed nursing sever manflu today so we unfortnately have no Horse Racing Tips for Friday, However as a bonus our Football tipster Dave “Lockup” tipster has previewed today’s games below.
Netherlands Versus Turkey
The Netherlands on paper should win this. With their class and ability should see off a Turkey side in theory. With Holland’s record though it does not inspire confidence. Will they deliver? Be complacent? Well lets look at the odds to see what the bookmakers think:
Best match odds:
Netherlands: 4/7 Coral
Turkey: 6/1 BetVictor
Draw: 33/10 BetVictor
Many we see the game getting off to a slow start. We expect to see goals but it may not be until after the break. Bet365 go 21/20 that the second half produces the most goals and that inspires confidence for us.
Recommendation – Most goals: second half 21/20 Bet365
Finland Versus France
Finland have seen a majority of their games produce goals. Ironically France have not played a game in six, where the final result has gone beyond two goals. France are aware their main rivals are Spain, and in a group of five, only the winner of the group is guaranteed a ticket to Brazil! A much-improved Finland outfit will see them fancying an upset, but what do the bookies say?
Best match odds:
France: 8/15 Stan James
Finland: 6/1 BetVictor
Draw: 3/1 BetVictor
We think France will have to win the opener, but it will not be easy. We think they will have to score goals though to make the most of their opener and would normally therefore suggest William Hills race to two goals market, which pays 17/20 on France netting two before Finland, but belief Finland have enough power to net a goal. Our recommendation will therefore be on Finland to score, which is a 4/5 shot at Boylesports.
Recommendation: Finland to score 4/5 at Boylesports.
Kazakhstan v Republic of Ireland
Interesting opener for the Republic of Ireland, who generally play tight matches and often result in fewer than three goals than beyond. A couple of key changes to the Ireland line up, such as the experience of Shay Given is no longer after his retirement.
Kazakhstan – 4/1 Coral
Ireland – 4/5 Skybet
Draw – 5/2 BetVictor
Ireland are seen as the favourites and frankly will have to register all the points they can, if they are to beat the likes of Germany, Sweden and Austria to the World cup. The Irish are capable, but their requirement is to not be complacent with so-called lesser teams. Their manager will be spurring them on for a win, and only a win, can give Irish fans a spark of belief that they can really contend for the trip to the World Cup.
Recommendation – Ireland 4/5 Skybet