Skybet make the Republic of Ireland just 1/16 to keep their Euro 2012 qualification hopes alive with a victory in Andorra, where they’re 4/5 via Paddy Power to come out on top by at least three clear goals.
The same firm mark 1/3 against Giovanni Trapattoni’s charges winning ‘to nil’ against the Group B minnows, whose only goal in their eight qualifiers actually came against the Irish at the Dublin Arena.
Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle both found the net in that one and they’ll be relishing the chance to add to their international tallies at the Estadi Comunal. They’re 29/20 via William Hill to both strike again while skipper Keane heads the first scorer market at 5/2 (Ladbrokes).
A lively alternative to break the deadlock however is Sean St Ledger. With the hosts likely to pack the defence, Ireland might need a set piece to break them down, as was the case in Dublin when Kevin Kilbane headed in from a corner and Coral quote the Leicester defender at a chunky 25/1 to put Trapattoni’s side 1-0 up.
Elsewhere, Northern Ireland’s chances of sneaking into second place in Group C are all but over following back-to-back defeats against Serbia and Estonia but Nigel Worthington’s are worthy favourites at 21/20 (Stan James) to gain revenge over the latter by beating them at Windsor Park.
Meanwhile, Wales finally picked up a competitive victory last month as they edged out Montenegro in Cardiff and despite being Boylesports’ 10/3 outsiders, Gary Speed’s men can pick up a point at home to Switzerland, a result bet365 offer at 13/5.