Crunch time this evening, and in all games where England have needed the right results, they have obliged by the skin of their teeth. This may be the case tonight.
Croatia have nothing to play for having already qualifies but the same could have been said about Israel and the boys got the result England fans hoped for. I expect the usual uninspired performance from England as well as the old nail biting as we wait for a goal. I can’t see an early goal in this game at all and would trade the under 2.5 goals market with a view to getting out after 20 minutes . Alternatively a lay of England at current odds ,BUT not as a 90 minute bet, rather as a trade. The odds should increase as the stale mate 0-0 remains as is.
If a goal was to be scored, then I would expect it to come from Peter Crouch, Frank LAmpard or BEckham free kick (if he plays) and I may consider backing these 3 to level stakes
Spain face Northern Ireland tonight and are very short odds on to win the game , but Denmark were also short odds. Living in Ireland I’ve been receiving more coverage of the Northern Ireland boys who were stout against Sweden and managed a win ( pitch conditions suited) against Denmark. Spain are short enough at 1/6 and are worth laying FROM A TRADING PERSPECTIVE ONLY. I would envisage a very defensive set up from Northern Ireland who may be able to hold out long enough for the market on www.betfair.com to react by pushing the Spanish price higher than when we backed it This may be a bridge too fire for the Irish, but in David Healy they have a superb striker in the international stage – a snaky small stakes bet on him to score any time will be at decent odds.