Despite enjoying home advantage, Northern Ireland are BetVictor’s 7/1 outsiders as they prepare to face Group F leaders Russia in a World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park.
However, Fabio Capello’s troops dominated the reverse fixture in Moscow and have a hundred percent record in the pool while the Russian boss is keen to emphasise that this is his team’s most important contest in the qualification competition. Subsequently, they should enjoy the upper hand in Belfast and Boylesports rate them at 8/15 to accrue maximum points.
Also set for an away success are a talented Belgium team, packed with a host of Premier League stars, who should retain top spot in Group A by coming out on top in Macedonia, an outcome William Hill chalk up at 8/11.
Elsewhere, Blue Square chalk Portugal up at a safe-looking 4/7 as they visit Israel while in Stockholm, Republic of Ireland look up against it as they take on Sweden.
Giovanni Trapattoni’s charges have yet to convince in this qualifying campaign, picking up a fortunate victory in Kazakhstan and beating Faroe Islands either side of a 6-1 home mauling at the hands of Germany and Coral rate them at 8/15 to be beaten in this one.
Fourfold on Russia, Belgium, Portugal and Sweden – 5/1 (888Sport)