International week always seems a bit slower than the hustle and bustle of a regular game week.
But there are a few fixtures that stand out from Euro 2016 qualifiers on Sunday and they come from Scotland and Ireland’s Group D.
By Ross Brady – Lead Betting Writer – @rossbrady29
Gordon Strachan’s side face off against group whipping boys Gibraltar and at 1/100 there’s not much point in backing the Dark Blues.
But if you find your way into match specials on Paddy Power.
SCOTLAND to lead at 10 minutes at 2/1 might be worth a shout, but if you’re being cautious – to lead at 20 minutes seems a stick on at 8/11.
Ireland have a much tougher task as they face somewhat surprise leaders Poland, who hold a scalp over world champions Germany.
I fancy a score draw in this one so a wee punt on BTTS and DRAW looks nice at 7/2.
Paddy Power are also offering nice odds on Brazil to beat Chile at 4/6.
The samba stars turned over Les Bleus at the Stade de France in an emphatic 3-1 victory on Thursday night while Alexis Sanchez’ boys were beaten by Iran 2-0.
My last footballing bet comes in the way of a first goalscorer in the Albania v Armenia match.
Armenia’s star man HENRIKH MKHITARYAN has notched up 16 goals in 50 games from midfield for his country.
And the Borussia Dortmund playmaker was also his group’s top scorer during the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
Paddy Power are offering a generous 8/1 for him to hit the net first and considering the lack of firepower elsewhere on the field, I think he might just do it.
My last betting tip comes from this Sunday’s Wrestlemania and it’s the four-way tag title match on the pre-show.
TYSON KIDD AND CESARO have just started their impressive run as a team and the WWE machine seems to be behind the two former single competitors by releasing matching t-shirts.
It would be a real shock if these two dropped the titles especially since one of the The Usos seems to be carrying a niggling injury.
So back these two at 8/15 while you still can.