The Betting Corner: This Weekend We Bet on England
This weekend sees a clutch of great games in the European Championship qualifying tournament for 2016's finals. With Bookiesmash, you can expect the best odds and the best tips for the biggest games.
Betway Sports' 21/10 for Scotland and the Republic of Ireland to get a draw seems excellent value, especially since this will be a battle royal between two countries whose players almost all play in England or Scotland.
In this case familiarity breeds rivalry, and there are likely to be goals at either end. Betway's 15/4 for more than 3.5 goals to be scored is another bet worth taking.
Denmark have a tough away game in Serbia tonight, and bookmakers have not made either side a huge favorite, though Serbia have home advantage and some of the loudest fans in Europe.
Betway give you 11/5 for a draw, and there's a pretty exciting 15/1 with Ladbrokes for Denmark to lead at half time before Serbia make it a draw after 90 minutes. Watch out for Southampton's in-form Dusan Tadic, who is 7/2 with Bet365 to score anytime.
Northern Ireland, also tonight, have a really tough assignment in Romania, though anyone who saw Kyle Lafferty and the rest of Michael O'Neill's side take apart Greece will know the Ulstermen are riding high. It would be no surprise if they took at least another point from Bucharest.
Gareth McAuley takes the captaincy in the absence of Steven Davis, and with other enforced changes expected, Northern Ireland will have to be sharp defensively in order to avoid defeat. If they can do that, they stay top of Group F, which would be an incredible result considering the resources available to O'Neill. A draw is a great-value 27/10 with Betway.
On Saturday, England are pretty sure to beat Slovenia in their relatively simple qualifying group, yet they've made life difficult for themselves so far, in their last match in Tallinn only managing to beat Estonia 1-0 with a Wayne Rooney free kick. You'll get odds of 5/2 with Betway for England to be drawing at half-time before taking a win at the final whistle, as with the Estonia game. A 1-0 win is 9/2 with Ladbrokes, - England do not usually score many in qualifiers, so keep your score predictions low.
Finally in this round of fixtures, on Sunday we have a treat of a match, as Chris Coleman's Wales, currently in a position to qualify from Group B, play Belgium away.
It will need to be a disciplined defensive display in order to suppress the likes of Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, but Wales have Gareth Bale's pace and athleticism up-front. It still looks like a Belgian win is on the cards; you'll get 7/2 with Betfair for Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini to score anytime, and Betway will give you 25/4 for a 3-0 win.