Thomas Reynolds booted in a second successive Combi+ enhanced multiple for the legions of bwinners last night, accurately foretelling that Costa Rica, Yemen and Qatar would dodge defeat.
The ragtag trio duly obliged to land a 12/1 payday, but, unfortunately, the man they call ‘The Chairman of the Board’ is otherwise engaged, leaving this greenhorn to step into some pretty big boots.
We’ve set the bar a little lower today, taking aim at a 5/1 bounty, though we require the help of Germany, Poland, Greece and Scotland to wedge it into our pockets.
The gulf in quality dividing the former trio with their adversaries essentially renders this fourfold a means of backing Gordon Strachan’s men at 5’s, which sounds pretty sweet indeed, as the below will attest.
Scotland to beat Ireland @ 29/20
The Scots have allowed just four of 17 foes to spear the spoils in the land William Wallace once liberated and three of these were the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium.
They’ve been on the wrong end of the scoreline once in nine since last September, whereas Ireland have lost six times in this spell.
Germany to beat Gibraltar @ 1/100
It’s the biggest banker in the history of time, ‘nuff said.
Greece to beat the Faroe Islands @ 9/50
Life after Fernando Santos hasn’t started well for Europe’s most frugal major tournament qualifiers.
After conceding just four goals throughout the whole of the World Cup 2014 preamble, Greece have lost two of their opening three Euro 2016 ticket-booking fixtures, drawing the other.
Defeat at home to the Egyptian kings remains incomprehensible, however, for their visitors have been slain in 19 of their previous 20 duels.
Poland to beat Georgia @ 17/20
After sticking it to world champions Germany for the first time since records began two games back, Poland’s 2-2 draw with Scotland was a classic case of what happens the day after the lord mayor’s show.
Victory in Georgia is key if they are to remain ahead of the qualification curve, but it should be possible given that their foes have been bested by three straight FIFA-recognised nations coming into this one.