Both Scotland and Ireland are going well in Euro 2016 qualifying and this Group D game could go a long way to deciding which of these sides maintains their push to make it to France next summer.
Group D is a tough one, with these two nations competing against Poland and Germany to make the Euros, with Georgia and Gibraltar making up the numbers. The home nations and Ireland look resurgent at the moment and if either of these sides can claim the win on Friday they feel they have a real chance of qualification.
Scotland come into this game after a fine draw in Poland and having visited Germany already too they will welcome an easier – on paper at least – home clash. That said, the Republic earned a fine draw in Germany last time out too and so both sides will feel this game is there for the taking.
The squads can rarely have been more full of confidence or optimism and with both featuring a number of top Premier League players we could be in for quite a game, especially with the stakes so high. With no competitive international games after this until March both Gordon Strachan and Martin O’Neill will be keen to finish the international season on a high and whilst Scotland are favourites this could certainly go either way.
In an unpredictable fixture such as this, any little slice of extra value can make a huge difference and BetVictor’s money back offer could be just the ticket. With the sides close in terms of ability and geography the match could be a real rollercoaster and given BetVictor’s promotion refunds losing stakes (as free bets) if either side wins from behind, there seems to be more than a fair chance of the refund being activated.
Just place a bet of £10 on the first/last/anytime goalscorer, correct score, half time/full time, scorecast or spincast markets and, as said, if either team comes from a losing position to win, you’ll have your losing stake returned in the form of a free bet. Free bets, granted as promo cash, will be added within 24 hours and only pre-match singles are eligible for the offer.
With so many markets to choose from deciding what to back isn’t easy but we feel that on home soil Scotland should prove too good for the Irish, so backing them to win looks the way to go. 2-1 to the home side appeals at 21/2 but you could play it a little safer, with Scotland/Scotland or draw/Scotland in the half time/full time betting also appealing at odds of 3/1 and 9/2 respectively.