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Internationals begin today. Asia, Euros and U21's. I will do a quick video at DRT Facebook. Remember the sub 1.2 shots. We expect these teams to win, score 3/4 goals and score before halftime. All realistic assumptions. So if 0-0 after 20 minutes, back 1-0, 2-0, any unquoted in the halftime score market for the strong favourites. If sub 1.2 shots are 0-0 at halftime, back 3-0, 3-1, any other home score these strong favs in the correct score market.


17:00 - Turkey v Iceland - 1.8 Turkey

  • Group H sees Turkey on top. 2 matches remain in the group.
  • This is really a 3 horse race, 4 at a stretch. Turkey have 19 points, Iceland have 15 points.
  • A win for Iceland takes them 2nd and takes points off Turkey.
  • Turkey's only loss was .....2-1 at Iceland. Turkey look vulnerable to these top 3 sides (France and Iceland).
  • 3 losses for Iceland v France (twice) and Albania.
  • 4/4 home wins without conceding for Turkey. 2 consecutive away losses for Iceland.
  • Turkey may be tough to score against at home, but Iceland did score 2 goals against them away.

19:45 - France v  Moldova - 1.02 France

  • With such a tight top 3 in Group H, France must win and will win. France's only loss came v Turkey.
  • 1-4 away win v Moldova. We should expect 3/4 goals at least from France today. If 0-0 after 20 minutes, back 1-0, 2-0, any unquoted in the halftime score market.

Serbia v Luxembourg - 1.17 Serbia

  • Group B sees Serbia 3rd on 10 points. Luxembourg are 4th on 4 points and will not be progressing with 2 matches remaining.
  • A win for Serbia takes them, possibly, 2nd in the group. They cannot catch Ukraine but they can battle it out for 2nd with Portugal.
  • 1-3 away win v Luxembourg augurs well for today. Serbia are scoring and conceding so Luxembourg could score. But we see 3 wins in 4 matches for Serbia when they have conceded recently.
  • Luxembourg's only win came v Lithuania. They are on a run of 3 consecutive defeats.
  • Serbia must win and should win. If they can score 3 goals away v Luxembourg, this could be replicated with home advantage here.

England v Montenegro - 1.09 England

  • 3 horse race in Group A with 2 matches remaining.
  • Montenegro are out of this race.
  • England have only lost to the Czech republic.
  • 1-5 last time they met Montenegro.
  • 100% win record at home scoring 2-5 goals.
  • Angles? Simple. England should be scoring 4 goals at least. A win here should guarantee qualification with a game in hand.
  • If there is anyway to back Sterling and Kane to both score in the same match, as it as occurred in each of the last 3 Euro qualifiers.

Albania v Andorra - 1.18 Albania

  • Andorra are out of it but Albania have a real chance of 3rd place here.
  • 0-3 Albania the last time these 2 met should be replicated with home advantage.
  • 1.18 for me suggests a) a goal before halftime and b) back 3-0, 3-1, any other home score if the match is 0-0 at halftime (remember Olympiakos last Sunday anyone?).

Portugal v Lithuania - 1.05 Portugal

  • Portugal are still not safe in Group B but play bottom side Lithuania.
  • Portugal's only defeat came v the Ukraine. 1-5 away win v Lithuania saw Ronaldo score 4 goals.
  • Strong defensively at home, Portugal will unlikely concede 2 goals today.
  • 5 consecutive defeats for Lithuania.
  • Expect goals before halftime, 4+ goals from Portugal and a possible win to nil.

Czech Republic v Kosovo - 1.72 Czech

  • Group A sees the Czechs 2nd to England, and Kosov 3rd. So this is an important must-win for both sides. A need to take points off the nearest rival.
  • 4 wins in 5 matches for the Czechs. And Kosovo are the side who broke that sequence with a 2-1 home win over the Czechs. Kosovo came from behind in that match.
  • Both teams have scored in 5/6 matches for Kosovo, with just the one loss v England.
  • 1-3-3 goals scored away by the Kosovans.
  • Angles? This is a match I think where Kosovo could be competitive. I would lay the Czechs if they scored first here. Low liability lay given they are already odds-on favourites.


12:00 - Armenia U21 v Republic of Ireland - 1.64 Ireland

  • Ireland are top of Group A playing at least one more match than rivals.
  • Armenia are 2nd bottom.
  • 1-0 loss only when these 2 last met. 2 1-0 losses for Armenia U21 suggests this might be a bit tighter now Ireland are away.
  • 0-0 and 1-0 loss for Ireland last 2 matches.
  • Will this be another tight match for the Irish who have failed to score in 2 matches? Back 0-0 pre-match?

14:00 - Azerbaijan U21 v Liechtenstein U21 - 1.26 Azerbaijan

  • Group B sees Azerbaijan 2nd bottom. 1 loss and 4 defeats.
  • Liechtenstein u21 have 1 win and 3 losses.
  • Interestingly Liechtenstein beat Azerbaijan 1-0 last head to head, their sole win. That goal was a penalty.
  • Azerbaijan failed to score in 4 matches.
  • Liechtenstein failed to score in 4 matches.
  • Tough to trust Liechtenstein to bust the odds here. 0-0 backable pre match?

16:30 - Lithuania U21 v Croatia U21 - 1.34 Croatia

  • Lithuania have failed to score in 3 matches.
  • Group D sees 1 win, 1 draw, 2 losses Lithuania.
  • Croatia have played only 2 matches. 1-2 loss v Scotland and 0-7 win v San Marino.
  • Croatia U21 look capable of outscoring Lithuania U21 here. They also can rocket up the group with plenty of matches in hand.

17:00 - Czech Republic U21 v San Marino U21 - 1.01 Czech

  • Group D. 20 minute rule. If Czechs are 0-0 at 20 minutes, back 1-0, 2-0, any other home score in the halftime score market.
  • Also if 0-0 at halftime, back 3-0, 3-1, any other score.

17:30 - Israel U21 v Montenegro U21 - 1.67 Israel

  • Group F sees Israel 4th playing 2 matches. 3 match Montenegro are 2nd bottom saw them concede 2 goals.
  • 2 wins for the Israelis saw both teams score. 3 losses for Montenegro.
  • Montenegro look blunt in attack and welcoming in defence. Israel to score 2 goals?

18:00 - Gibraltar U21 v Netherlands U21 - 1.01 Netherland

  • You know the drill here with unbackable sides. Get creative to create value.

18:00 - Romania U21 v Finland U21 - 1.57 Romania

  • Group H sees 3rd v 2nd. Romania U21 have a game in hand over Finland U21.
  • Romania U21 lost to Denmark U21. 2 3-0 wins at home v Ukraine U21 and Northern Ireland U21.
  • 2 wins for Finland U21 v Ukraine U21 and Malta U21. 1-1 v Northern Ireland U21 and 0-1 loss to Denmark U21.
  • Angles? Finland have 7 points in 4 matches. Romania have 6 points in 3 matches. So better form with the market favourites.

18:45 - Spain U21 v North Macedonia - 1.11 Spain

  • Group F sees 1st v 2nd. 3 wins to nil for the Spanish.2 wins and a draw for North Macedonia saw both teams score.


10:30 - Myanmar v Tajikistan - 1.54 Tajikistan

  • Group F sees Myanmar bottom with 3/3 losses. Tajikistan are 3rd, with 2 wins and a loss.
  • 147th v 116th in the rankings.
  • Myanmar have failed to score so far. 2 1-0 wins for Tajikistan.

11am - Maldives v Philippines - 1.53 Philippines

  • 1 win in 3 for Maldives.
  • 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss for Philippines.
  • 1-0-1 goals scored by Maldives.
  • 3-4-0 scored by Philippines who look to be able to outscore Maldives?

11am - Turkmenistan v Korea DPR - 2.7 North Korea

  • 1 win and 2 defeats for Turkmenistan.
  • 2 wins and a draw for Korea DPR. The Great Leader, Kim Jong Un, scored a masterful 35 goals and also acted as goal-keeper in these heroic victories.
  • 133rd v 115th in the rankings.

11:20 - Kyrgyz Republic v Japan - 1.14 Japan

  • 2nd and 1st here in Group F.
  • 94th v 28th in the rankings.
  • Kyrgyz lost to Tajikistan.
  • 3/3 wins for Japan without conceding. It looks as clear as the match odds suggest. In 2 of those 3 matches, Japan did score before halftime so note that today with a 1.14 shot.

12:00 - Hong Kong v Bahrain - 1.43 Bahrain

  • Group C sees Bahrain 2nd and Hong Kong 4th after 3 matches.
  • 145th v 101st.
  • 1-1 and 2 defeats without scoring for Hong Kong.
  • 1-1 and 2 1-0 wins for Bahrain who could edge what might be a tight match.

12:00 - Uzbekistan v Saudi Arabia - 2.00 Uzbekistan

  • 85th v 69th.
  • Uzbekistan are top of Group D. Saudi Arabia are 2nd.
  • Uzbekistan lost to Pakistan, but beat Yemen and Singapore, scoring 8 goals.
  • The Saudis are unbeaten, albeit 2 draws and a win.
  • No angles for me.

12:45 - Malaysia v Thailand - 1.93 Thailand

  • No point really putting the 2020 World Cup on. Hand the trophy to Thailand now.
  • Thailand top Group G, with Malaysia 4th.
  • 158th v 109th.
  • A win and 2 defeats for Malaysia.
  • 0-0 draw and 2 wins for the Thais.5 goals scored in the wins is a real improvement for Thailand in attach. 2 clean sheets too.
  • A slight favouring of the Mighty Thailand. Vastly improved scoring under new management.

13:00 - Vietnam v UAE - 2.78 Vietnam

  • Group G sees Vietnam 2nd and UAE 3rd.
  • 97th v 67th.
  • 2 clean sheets and a win for Vietnam.
  • 2 wins and a loss v Thailand for UAE.
  • No strong angles.

13:00 - Lebanon v South Korea - 1.33 Korea

  • Group H sees South Korea top and Lebanon 3rd.
  • Lebanon lost to 2nd placed North Korea, another exceptional display from the Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who scored both goals.
  • South Korea are really defensively strong, 3/3 clean sheets. I must be with the market.

14:00 - Syria v China - 2.42 China

  • 83rd v 69th.
  • Group A sees 1st and 2nd.
  • 3/3 wins for Syria.
  • 2 wins and a draw for China. 3 clean sheets.
  • The best 2 teams in the group. Tight rankings too.

14:00 - Iraq v Iran - 1.75 Iran

  • 74th v 27th.
  • A draw and 2 wins to nil for Iraq. 2 wins and a loss v Bahrain for Iran.
  • Both sides failed to beat Bahrain.
  • Both sides are keeping clean sheets in their wins.
  • Note here that Iran are the top rated Asian side in the FIFA Rankings.

14:00 - Afghanistan v India - 2.64 Afghanistan

  • 149th v 106th in the rankings.
  • Group E sees 3rd v 4th. Both are losing touch to the top 2.
  • Not for me.

15:00 - Yemen v Palestine - 1.78 Palestine

  • 141st v 99th.
  • Group D sees Yemen bottom and Palestine 3rd.
  • 2-2, 2-2, 5-0 loss for Yemen.
  • Palestine beat the team which beat Yemen 5-0. Good collateral form?

15:00 - Oman v Bangladesh - 1.05 Oman

  • 84th v 184th.
  • Group E sees Oman 2nd, and Bangladesh bottom.
  • 2 losses and a draw for Bangladesh. 2 wins and a loss v top side Qatar for Oman.

16:00 - Jordan v Australia - 1.88 Australia

  • 3/3 wins for Australia. 2 wins to nil.
  • 1-2 v Chinese Taipei, 0-0 v Kuwait and 3-0 v Nepal for Jordan (a good result, backed 3-0, 3-1, any other home score at halftime for these 1.15 shots then).
  • 98th v 44th in the rankings.
  • I would tentatively fancy Australia here.

16:00 - Kuwait v Chinese Taipei - 1.09 Kuwait

  • Group B sees Australia and Jordan dominate. Chinese Taipei have lost their 3 matches.
  • Collateral form? 7-0 win for Kuwait v Nepal. A Nepal who beat Chinese Taipei 0-2.