SCOTLAND’S task today is simple – win and reach the quarter-finals or lose and their World Cup dream could well be over.
The Scots fielded a makeshift side in defeat to South Africa last weekend but bring back the key men for today’s clash against a Samoa team who have no chance or qualifying for the knockout stage.
The Scots – who lost their last meeting with the Pacific Islanders in 2013 – are just 2-9 at Coral who make Vern Cotter’s men 8-13 to be leading at half-time and full-time against a Samoa outfit who have conceded 72 points in their last two Pool B games.
The Dark Blues have failed to score more than 20 points in any of the past four meetings. If you reckon Samoa – 26-5 outsiders at Marathonbet – will again run the Scots close you can get evens at Ladbrokes for Samoa +16 points.
The big match in Pool A today sees Wales and Australia fight it out for top spot with South Africa lying in wait for the losers. And England round off their miserable campaign with a clash against minnows Uruguay.
Formula One title leader Lewis Hamilton is 2-5 favourite with bwin to qualify fastest today for the Russian Grand Prix and in the China Open tennis semi-final it’s Novak Djokovic versus David Ferrer.
There’s plenty more betting highlights on a packed Saturday of sport so let’s hear your tips and thoughts and good luck with your bets.
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