Stalemate When Ireland Host Wales
When Wales beat Ireland 4-1 in Cardiff last month in the UEFA Nations League the best players on the pitch were the obvious candidates. Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey could get a game for most international sides but they will be absent for the reverse fixture in Dublin tonight. Denmark could not score against Ireland on Saturday but the home team have found the net in the first half in just one of their last 11 internationals. Christian Eriksen did not play for Denmark against Ireland and he is their Bale counterpart as a world class player. Three of the last eight meetings between Ireland and Wales have been goalless and neither side have goals potential in the selected sides. Therefore, the best outcome to bet on in this fixture is the DRAW at 21/10 with Paddy Power.
There are eight other Nations League fixtures and 10 international friendlies tonight. It’s debatable whether there will be much difference in the level of effort and motivation in the two types of fixture. France and Germany have had huge meetings in the World Cup and European Championships. Germany lost 3-0 to another big rival in Holland at the weekend and the once untouchable manager is under pressure. Joachim Low may not survive another humiliating defeat and FRANCE should be backed at 8/11 with bet365 to win this fixture. Argentina will be without Lionel Messi when they play in BRAZIL tonight. The home team have lost twice in 29 fixtures so out the South American outfit to back at 8/13 with William Hill.
There are two Flat meeting and two over jumps today in Britain and a jumps fixture at Punchestown in Ireland which offers most prize money. The conditions hurdle over two miles at 2.35 is the richest contest at the track. The race has only attracted four runners but none of those are bigger than 9/2 in the forecast betting. Don’t Touch It comes out on top for form and ratings but Hidden Cyclone has not run for 363 days. Stooshie is the most progressive of the quartet but EIGHT TILL LATE can translate good Flat form over hurdles and is the selection at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.