International football dominates the next 5 days or so as nations all over the world scramble for points to take them to Brazil 2014. With a huge amount of games to choose from there seems to be plenty of banker material to put an accumulator together. When I banker, I won’t be adding England at 1/100, it’s just not worth it.
Here is my accumulator bet for Friday’s World Cup qualifiers:
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Northern Ireland v RUSSIA 7.45pm
Odds – 8/15 William Hill
I simply can’t see Russia failing to win here. They sit top of Group F with 12 points from 4 games and will want to qualify as winners at the earliest possible stage.
Russia beat tonight’s opponents 2-0 in the reverse fixture played in September last year, and since then Northern Ireland have been unbeaten, picking up 4 straight draws, but when you consider 3 of them were against Luxembourg, Azerbaijan and Malta, you have to fear for them.
Northern Ireland will try their best to stifle the visitors and boss O’Neill has already stated his intentions of trying to pick up a point, but this shouldn’t be a possibility. Russia should be just too good.
NORWAY v Albania 6.00pm
Odds – 4/9 William Hill
Norway currently occupy 2nd place in Group E behind leaders Switzerland, and will be playing their 2nd home game of this qualification campaign. Having already beaten Slovenia 2-1 in September, they will be keen to beat poor travellers Albania, who have won only 2 competitive games away from home in the last 10 years.
The visitors do all their best work on home turf, and home advantage as well as having a quality edge should see Norway take the spoils here.
SLOVAKIA v Lithuania 7.15pm
Odds – 4/7 William Hill
Lithuania are extremely poor travellers and I’m taking Slovakia to take the spoils here in a win that could see them take 2nd spot from Greece if they lose out to group leaders Bosnia.
The visitors have lost 14 of their last 17 away games and Slovakia will be looking to stamp their authority early on this game. Slovakia were held to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture (they were reduced to 10 men on 55 minutes) but this game should be an easier task in front of home fans.