Friendly, Monday, Budapest, 7.30pm

GARY CAHILL'S shock injury against Belgium showed how friendly matches can turn nasty for players in the run-up to a major tournament.

Cahill's Euro 2012 hopes ended when he broke his jaw at Wembley on Saturday after being pushed into keeper Joe Hart by Dries Mertens.

Republic of Ireland stars will be hoping none of them suffer the same fate when they play their final warm-up game in Hungary on Monday night.

Boss Giovanni Trapattoni insists he'll play as strong a side as possible as he prepares for the finals opener against Croatia but you have to imagine his men won't bust a gut to get a result.

QPR midfielder Ajos Buzsaky is out for Hungary with an injured knee, and will be replaced by Tamas Koltai. Defender Zoltan Liptak is also out and coach coach Sandor Egervari is likely to field a number of younger players.

Trapattoni has replaced injured Kevin Foley with Hull defender Paul McShane and fellow backs Darren O’Dea and John O’Shea remain doubts.

Keeper Shay Given should return in place of Ashley Westwood who kept a clean sheet against Bosnia last week.

Like England under Roy Hodgson the Irish look difficult to beat and like the English maybe they'll notch a second 1-0 friendly win.

That pays 13-2 with unibet and it's certainly difficult to see over 2.5 goals in this one. Go under 2.5 at 4-6 with Paddy Power and Stan James.

Ireland are a biggest 6-4 (various) to win the game with Hungary 2-1 (BetVictor) and the draw 9-4 at Paddy Power.

Skipper Robbie Keane will provide Ireland's biggest goal threat in the finals and is 7-1 at unibet to score first and 5-2 (unibet) at any time.



(6-4, various)

Keane to score

(5-2, unibet)

  1. robbie d 12 years ago

    Paddy power doing an offer of Keane to score and Ireland win at 4/1

  2. Kevin McKenna 12 years ago

    Mr Fixit i’m still waiting on my free bet from the bonkers bet comp from FA cup final weekend.
    Can you have a look into this for me please?

  3. Kevin McKenna 12 years ago

    My username is weecurly

  4. Luke 12 years ago

    Gone for a £20 5 fold today, Ireland, Ukraine u21s, Italy u21s, osters, Andy Murray. Returns 316. For my new evens challenge, I’ll be going for osters.

  5. reidy1987 12 years ago

    Hope ireland cin do me favour nite after usa last night were so poor

  6. Joe Knotts 12 years ago

    Luke ive pinched a few of your bets for a treble. Murray, osters and ireland. Fingers crossed!!

  7. Luke 12 years ago

    Good value in the two footy selections Joe, think both are overpriced! Murray is priced up as you’d expect, but would like to think he will see Gasquet off! Italy u21s got off to a Good start!

    • Joe Knotts 12 years ago

      Hope your right m8!

  8. George kelly 12 years ago

    What are the rules of this evens challenge thing Luke? Saw you got yourself up to 220 the other day ha, I’ve just put a £10 single on osters for £18 back ha

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      George, you can make your own rules. The evens challenge is simply a way of doubling your money as often as you can and if you make a success of it you can win big while only risking your initial stake.

  9. JohnJoe 12 years ago

    Robbie D I don’t think anyone has ever got one of those free bets I’m still waiting on one from the Reading v Southampton game on the 13th April and I’ve seen alot of people complain about it and all the reply seems to be is “admin will chase it up”

    • admin 12 years ago

      JohnJoe, we have no record of you winning any competition on the 13th April. Can you send us any details of the competition or correspondence you may have from us confirming you as a winner.

      The earliest contact we can find of you having with this site (using the email address provided with the above comment) is April 19th as ‘MIGUEL’S TIPS’. If you are someone else please let us know and we’ll investigate.

      In regards to other users outstanding free bets we have chased these up again. Both our Skybet and BetVictor representatives have been on holiday and on sick leave respectively. As soon as we have some further news we will update you.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      JohnJoe, everyone gets their free bets so don’t comment on something you don’t know about. A lot of people ask about them after a few days and that’s simply too soon. You rightly state that I say “admin will chase it up” and they do and they’re very good at it. Everyone who has won a free bet with us will get it unless they are barred from receiving it by the firm concerned.

  10. joe knotts 12 years ago

    After a dodgy start murray done us proud. Oster bad start also but back level just before ht. Hope they can win it second half!

  11. joe knotts 12 years ago

    Osters got there too just need the oirish for my treble. Top o the mornin!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Joe, I’m afraid the only certainty on the Irish game was the unders. I tipped up under 2.5 and thought about under 1.5 but didn’t put it up.

  12. Badham 12 years ago

    Hi Paul. Strangely enough I have a free bet to come back from when Adam Le Fondre scored. Admin any chance?

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Badham, that’s nothing to do with us. We sort out the prizes, don’t know anything about a Le Fondre bet.

  13. Simon petty 12 years ago

    Me too im afraid . won back in march still no word o free bet . it was hull game , a goal be scored in 1st 10 mins. any chance o chasing up (again)plleeasee

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Simon , what contest did you win? I’m slightly confused by the reference to the Hull game.

  14. Luke 12 years ago

    Paul pretty much summed that up there George! I personally set out to win 8 straight bets, all at odds around evens, starting with £3, hoping to get up to around £800 then bank! Unfortunately I fell at 7th bet, which lost me £218.88, although I personally look at it as only a £3 loss. I’ve now slightly changed my tactics. Starting with £10, looking to pick 5 straight winners, then banking anything around £250 upwards hopefully! Hope that helps! I started with osters tonight, so will stake my 18 on another team tomorrow if I can find a Good bet…need Ireland to win for same treble as you Joe. I put it on whilst Murray was 1-0 down in sets, at 6/5. only £10, would return £87 I think.

  15. Luke 12 years ago

    Can’t help but think that Trapattoni got it wrong naming his side last night and stating that would also be his starting 11 in all 3 group games providing no injuries! Ireland looked woeful until subs were made and the back up players tried hard to impress! Never mind! A great bet for ‘evens’ challenge tomorrow is Randers at evens. If looking at a double, then add Sweden, providing they are likely to field a strong line up!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Luke, all the recent friendlies have gone under 2.5 goals and that’s what I’ll be looking at that on Tuesday night. Closer it gets to the start of the tournament the more likely teams are to take their foot off the gas in the warm-ups.

  16. Luke 12 years ago

    Yeah that’s a good market to look at, although not one I’ve ever really considered betting on. Still slightly gutted usa drew this morning, as osters would’ve been my 8th and final bet before banking.7 from 8 correct selections is good going, but not so great when got nothing to show for it!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Luke, you did well at a difficult time for football betting. It’s one reason why I’m leaving mine until the start of the season.

  17. craig alves 12 years ago

    was on osters tonight and am also on randers tomorrow. got £9.69 on them as had to start from scratch again, heres hoping for a few winners to get decent pot built up for friday,

  18. Luke 12 years ago

    Same here Craig, started with 10 on osters today, 18.33 on randers at evens tomorrow! Fingers crossed!

  19. Luke 12 years ago

    Yeah really I should have banked majority of that 218, but as I’d decided I wanted 8 bets, I couldn’t talk myself into banking, gambler in me ruled the sensible side! Hoping to have this evens bet still running come Thursday, when im likely to side with Poland in the opening match!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Luke, it’s funny how everyone is looking forward to the start of the tournament then you realise it’s Poland v Greece. If ever a game looked under 2.5 goals this is it. In fact, it’s got 0-0 written all over it as far as I can see but let’s hope I’m wrong.

  20. Luke 12 years ago

    Yeah it is a bit of a dull opening game on paper, I personally fancy a 1-0 Poland win. Russia vs Czech republic should be a good game in the evening, both teams to score in that is the bet that stands out in mind without looking into the game properly. Still, all sets up for the second day which should be quite the contrary!

  21. Badham 12 years ago

    It was Le Fondre anytime on a super single bet Paul I won your competition ages ago.

    • admin 12 years ago

      Hi Badham,

      We’ve checked our records. We sent you an email with details on how to claim your free bet following your win back in April. But we’ve never received a reply from you. Please check your spam folder as sometimes we’ve found that the emails end up in there.

      In any case here’s what to do; Open an account at Bet365 using this link > Bet365.

      Then email your username to mrfixitstips @ with Super Single Winner as you subject.

      We’ll get the free be applied to your account no problem.

      Thanks, Admin

  22. Simon petty 12 years ago

    Hi Paul. yeah my bet was in super single comp months ago. im sure it was march but that long ago i can’t remember exact date. it was a hull match , n bet was a goal be scored in 1st 10mins which came up. i was then picked as random winner. despite several emails in to u i never got free bet. !!! If u cd look back u will c my name in lights .btw i love the site

    • admin 12 years ago

      Hi Simon,

      Like Badham above, we’ve checked our records. We sent you an email with details on how to claim your free bet following your win back in March. But we’ve never received a reply from you. Please check your spam folder as sometimes we’ve found that the emails end up in there.

      In any case here’s what to do; Open an account at Bet365 using this link > Bet365.

      Then email your username to mrfixitstips @ with Super Single Winner as you subject.

      We’ll get the free bet applied to your account no problem.

      Thanks, Admin

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