Live on Skysports 1: Weds 19.45: Northern Ireland, Blue Square’s 2/9 favourites, can beat the Faroes in a low-scoring clash.
Understandably, Northern Ireland are strong favourites to get the better of Faroe Islands as the pair square up in a Euro 2012 qualifier at Windsor Park. Nigel Worthington’s men are a best price of just 2/9 with Blue Square to pick up three vital points in Group C but that possesses little appeal when you consider that Northern Ireland are winless in eight and have scored just three goals in that sequence.
That’s not to say that 16/1 outsiders are worth following here or indeed that there’s a case for considering Betfred’s 6/1 for the spoils to be shared, but it would certainly be shrewd to seek value away from the straightforward match day markets.
A recent lack of goals for Worthington’s charges suggests that this will be a low-scoring encounter featuring fewer than three, an outcome Stan James price at a surprisingly high 5/4, while that goal tally can be combined with a home win at odds of 15/8 courtesy of bet365.
However, as that only covers a 1-0 or 2-0 victory, quoted at 6/1 (Totesport) and 11/2 (Betfred) respectively, it’s actually potentially more lucrative to back both scorelines, as ‘dutching’ them pays out at 23/10 via Betfred.