Scotland Are Not Nailed On To Beat Albania
The international break continues this week with fixtures in the UEFA Nations League and friendly matches. England have a non-competitive fixture against Switzerland at Leicester’s King Power Stadium. Despite the positives from the World Cup England have lost their last three matches. There are extenuating circumstances but there are no excuses for Scotland. They have also lost three games on the run, scoring no goals and conceding seven. The home match in the Nations League against Albania should be a penalty kick but Scotland’s form means the DRAW is the bet at 5/2 with bet365.
We are now embarking on some huge horse races in Britain, Ireland and France. The summer is dominated by major Flat festivals but over the next six weeks the best horses will be competing in championship races. On Saturday there is a clash between the English St Leger and Irish Champion Stakes, both lucrative Group 1 contests. The St Leger is run at Doncaster and the favourite is an Irish-trained horse. KEW GARDENS misses Irish Champions weekend to run at Doncaster so the tip should be taken by backing the horse at 11/8 with Betfair.
The range of cricket formats will be on display this week. It’s the fourth day of the Fifth Test between England and India at the Oval today. England lead India by 154 runs with 8 wickets to fall in their second innings. Alastair Cook is 46 not out so on his way to scoring his 33rd Test century in his final match. He has all day to end his Test career in the best possible way but at the T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston on Saturday it’s all about scoring as many runs as possible in 20 overs. There are two semi-finals and final during the day and some bookmakers quote 11/4 for all four teams. LANCASHIRE can be backed at 3/1 to win the Blast.
In golf there is a lull as the qualifying process for the Ryder Cup in complete and there is no tournament in the United States. The BMW Championship finishes today because play could not take place yesterday due to heavy rain. Jim Furyk then makes his last wildcard pick and both teams will be known. The US team will include the top three players in the world rankings but the home team in EUROPE can be backed at 11/8 with William Hill to win the 2018 Ryder Cup in France.