There were lots of reasons for optimism around Republic of Ireland's 3-2 friendly win over Latvia last week but that enthusiasm will be severely tested in Dublin tonight when Kylian Mbappe and co. roll in to town.
The French blew the Netherlands away on Friday night in a stunning 90 minutes, picking up where they left off in Qatar. That 4-0 puts them in command in Group B and they're short-priced favourites at 4/11 to make it two wins from two.
The Irish put up some creditable displays against Portugal during World Cup qualifying but all too often have toiled of late and after France's display in Paris against the Dutch even the most optimistic of Irishmen would struggle to make a case at 15/2
Didier Deschamps men were three up by half-time on Friday and a similar fast start could be on the cards. France to be winning at half-time and full-time appelas at 21/20.
It should be a matter of how many for the Netherlands against Gibraltar in Rotterdam. Ronald Koeman's side will be been stung by that defeat to France and Gib might feel their wrath.
They too could come flying out the traps. You'd have to be backing eight or more goals to get above even money at Bet365 but backing first half goals could be better option. Over 2 goals for the home side in the first 45 pays 4/5.
Austria could be one to watch this qualifying campaign. They were drawn in a tough Nations League group which included World Cup semi-finalists Croatia and runners-up France. They finished bottom but weren't disgraced and a 2-0 friendly over Italy hinted at better things to come.
Tonight's opponents, Estonia, are languishing around the bottom tiers of the Nations League. They shipped 21 goals in World Cup qualfying including six to Belgium, five to Czech Republic and four to Belarus.
Over 2.5 Austria goals pays a backable 10/11 with SBK tonight.
- France/France HT/FT 21/20 Bet365
- Over 2.5 Netherlands First Half Goals 4/5 Bet365
- Over 2.5 Austria goals 10/11 SBK
Upcoming Match Previews & Tips
- Mon 19:45 Republic of Ireland vs France
- Mon 19:45 Netherlands vs Gibraltar
- Mon 19:45 Hungary vs Bulgaria
- Mon 19:45 Poland vs Albania
Both of Rizzel's selections for Monday come at Wincanton. His NAP is currently priced up as 3/1 market favourite in the 4:30pm race. Cairnzy also makes a welcome return with a single selection from the meeting at Wolverhampton.
- Racing tips: The Bold Thady can break his duck now racing over a suitable trip
- Cairnzy's Racing Tips: Top Tip for Horse Racing at Wolverhampton
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