England, Republic of Ireland and Wales enter the weekend's World Cup 2018 qualifiers in good colour, with their upcoming fixtures perfect chances for the Home Nations to increase their chances of reaching Russia.
The Three Lions travel to Scotland in a tantalising British derby that should see an away win after 90 minutes of blood and thunder, while their neighbours Ireland and Wales look decent propositions for the win against Austria and Serbia respectively.
Given the significance of these clashes, Paddy Power have upped England to 30/1 (31.0) to beat 60/1 (61.0) Scotland, both with £1 max stake. Meanwhile, Republic of Ireland are 10/1 (11.0) for the victory, while Wales are 60/1 (61.0) with £1 max stake.
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Scotland entertain high-flying England with World Cup 2018 qualification on the line in this fierce British derby. Scotland have been upped to 60/1 (61.0) with £1 max bet to seal a win in a clash fueled by passion and prestige as Gordon Strachan’s fights to keep the Tartan Army on course for Russia - plus his future in the dugout - and is slightly buoyed his men are undefeated in seven of their last eight games on home soil.
However, the form books are clearly on the side of favourites England, who have now been boosted to 30/1 (31.0) with £1 max stake to earn their eighth victory in nine games, and fourth straight away game, against their British derby opponents. The Three Lions have netted in each of their last three encounters against the Scots, with a total of eight different scorers finding the net.
On the other hand, you’ll have to go back more than 50 years to 1976 when Scotland netted more than one goal against England, and the chances of that re-occuring on Saturday are slim given how the hosts have mustered just three strikes in nine home internationals versus their rivals. The Group F leaders can make it 10 games without conceding by keeping a clean sheet at Hampden Park, making odds of 30/1 (31.0) on them to win unmissable.
Austria limp into their crucial World Cup 2018 Group D qualifying clash against the Republic of Ireland without the injured trio of Marko Arnautovic, Marcel Sabitzer and Marc Janko, with the hosts now upped to 10/1 (11.0) to capitalise with a win.
The Boys In Green are hoping to gain sole leadership of the group and are not likely to let a golden chance as they jostle with Serbia for sole leadership of the group.
Ireland have yet to lose a home qualifying match under the charge of Martin O’Neill and that is unlikely to change against an Austria team bereft of firepower. The hosts have not conceded a goal in any of their last five qualifiers in front of their fans and boast firepower upfront in the form of James McClean, who has scored each of the Republic of Ireland’s last three goals in qualifying.
Only Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Slovenia’s Josip Ilicic have attempted more shots than the West Brom forward in qualifying. With Republic of Ireland looking stronger at both ends of the pitch than their Austrian visitors, odds of 10/1 (11.0) on a home win cannot be missed by those out to back O’Neill’s men.
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