Scotland Would Take A Draw Just Now
We must be struggling for meaningful football action when the main betting match of the night is Scotland’s Euro 2020 away qualifying match against Kazakhstan. The FIFA world rankings suggest this is a fixture Scotland should win but there are extenuating circumstances which would make the draw a good result. The match is being played a few miles from China because Kazakhstan is right on the extremes of Europe and the hosts have an improving side.
Scotland are weakened by injuries and withdrawals and the match is being played on a plastic pitch and it will be very cold. It is debatable whether the conditions will level the playing field and Scotland are 77 places above their opponents in the latest standings. Kazakhstan will also be missing key players due to injury but beat Moldova without conceding in their last match. Backing Scotland at odds-on to secure three points offers no value so the best bet is the DRAW at 21/10 with Ladbrokes.
Northern Ireland begin their Euro 2020 campaign with a home match against Estonia. The matches don’t get any easier because Germany, Holland and Belarus are also in their group. If the hosts don’t pick up three points from this fixture the qualifying process is as good as over because Estonia are the weakest team in the group.
Northern Ireland dropped just four points in five home matches in qualification for Euro 2016. Estonia had a run of four away defeats without scoring before winning in Greece. That result is not indicative of their ability which means NORTHERN IRELAND TO WIN TO NIL is the recommendation at Evens with Coral.
The plunge on Tiger Roll for the Grand National continues and the 2018 winner could be the shortest priced favourite this century. On official ratings the horse has 8 pounds in hand but back-to-back wins are rare due to the demands of the race. Red Rum won the National in 1973 and 1974 and no horse since has won the race two years in succession. However, Tiger Roll looks a rock solid favourite and can oblige.
Cork puts three tracks in Britain to shame by offering more prize money than Chepstow, Ludlow and Sedgefield. The richest race of the day is the conditions hurdle over two miles at 2.45. None of the five runners can be dismissed and they were priced between 2/1 and 5/1 in the early betting. DR MIKEY has beat Cheltenham winner A Plus Tard in a chase and back over hurdles is the nap at 2/1 with Ladbrokes.