When England beat Slovakia away from home last September in World Cup qualifying it was significant in two ways. Not only was the match Sam Allardyce’s first and last match in charge Adam Lallana scored his first goal for England after about 100 tries. If that wasn’t a big enough shock for the Slovaks now they have a fixture in Glasgow on a cold October night. SCOTLAND are making a late charge for the playoffs and can get closer by beating Slovakia tonight at Hampden Park (6/4 with William Hill).
England will beat Slovenia at Wembley and just about qualify for the finals in Russia next summer but Northern Ireland are 12/1 to beat Germany ay home. There is an old saying that you should never back an away side at odds-on and Germany look way too short in the betting. Germany lead the group and Northern Ireland have secured second place and only a home win would prevent the current status quo being maintained. A DRAW would be a perfectly acceptable result for both parties and that outcome can be backed at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.
The treble on England, Scotland and the Northern Ireland vs Germany draw is the standout acca of the night at 15/1 with bet365.
There is a horse called Molineaux running at Warwick today (2.45), in black and gold colours. Not only are the owners Wolves fans they also have Thistlecrack in their team. The horse is on target to run in the King George V1 Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day but all roads lead to the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. Thistlecrack is 5/1 with Coral to win the Blue Riband of chasing.
Molineaux is very much League 2 while Thistlecrack is the Premier League. However, Colin Tizzard has found the right level and the horse should go close if running up to his best form. A handy five pounds weight allowance due to the jockey’s inexperience can help MOLINEAUX win today before the excitement of another evening of World Cup qualifiers!