HE’S the top weekly tipster on We Love Betting, but can Willie Duncan’s (@Willie_Duncan) incredible run of form continue this weekend?
Scotland v Republic Of Ireland | Friday 19:45 | Sky Sports 5
Usually I like to avoid betting during international week, but this week I had to break my rules and share what I think is a fantastic bet on Friday night. It centres on the crucial match between Scotland and Republic Of Ireland. What a massive match this is! I think we’ll see plenty of excitement, plenty of drama and plenty of goals as well.
Scotland have scored in eight of their last nine internationals, and it’s the same story for the Irish as well as they boast an identical scoring record to the Scots.
Both these sides have plenty of attacking options in the final third. Ireland’s Robbie Keane will be buzzing after scoring an 18 minute hat-trick against Gibraltar and I think he’ll cause the Scots a lot of headaches on Friday night. Aidan McGeady will no doubt be the pantomime villain at Celtic Park as the Scottish-born player returns to Glasgow and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he made his mark on this game.
For the Scots, Steven Fletcher has rediscovered his scoring touch for Sunderland, while Steven Naismith is always a massive threat at the moment. I’m also excited about Ikechi Anya, for me he’s been the headline player of Gordon Strachan’s Scotland tenure so far and will no doubt be a handful for the Irish.
So, with so many recent goals scored for both these sides and with the teams brimful of attacking options, I was very shocked to see Both Teams To Score chalked up a huge 6/5 with Betfair. It’s a price I cannot fathom, but I will be backing it, that’s for sure.
Scotland v Republic Of Ireland – Both Teams To Score (6/5 Betfair)