I CAN'T really get my head around Friday night betting – and wish the internationals would return to their Saturday slot.
It means I'll be on a plane heading halfway round the world when Scotland kick off in Wales – so hopefully I'll be able to get some info on the big games.
The Cardiff clash will be hard-fought and best bet would be both teams to be booked but I reckon both teams will score because a victory is essential for either club – a draw being use to anyone.
Scotland's chances of netting are boosted by the return of Steven Fletcher who is living up to his £14million price tag at Sunderland and he is a certain starter.
Wales have lost Craig Bellamy but Gareth Bale always threatens a goal and they have quality from all areas of the pitch except maybe at the back where they have a few injury concerns.
Serbia stunned Wales 6-1 last time out but were handed a few goals by their opponents. A 0-0 draw with Scotland is a better indication of their threat but they'll need to push for the points in tough section so will be confident of hitting the target.
I'm staying in Group A for Macedonia v Croatia. Macedonia went one better than Serbia by scoring at Hampden and that was mainly down to the brilliance of Goran Pandev.
I can see him helping his side hit the target here but Croatia can outscore them with brilliant duo Nikica Jelavic and Mario Mandzukic in their ranks.
Next look at possibly the biggest game of the night, Russia v Portugal. When Cristiano Ronaldo's on the pitch anything can happen and he's been in sparkling form with eight goals in three games for Real Madrid.
The Portuguese aren't always good travellers and I'm sue they'd take a draw right now. However, it's likely to be a scoring one with the Russians so attack-minded and providing a goal threat from the likes of Alan Dzagoev and Aleksandr Kerzahkov.
My third choice is Serbia v Belgium, despite the fact the visitors have lost Merouane Fellaini. Belgium still have plenty of quality provided by the likes of Eden Hazard and sshshshs and should be looking to at least score and possibly claim a draw.
Finally, some may be surprised by this selection as it's Luxembourg v Israel. Luxembourg are improving and don't just defend these days.
They have netted in four of their last five games, including a 1-1 draw in Belfast and 2-1 defeat at home to Portugal. So they can certainly grab one against Israel at home but they have no idea about keeping clean sheets. They're reserved for the prinicpality's nice hotel rooms.
Wales v Scotland
Macedonia v Croatia
Russia v Portugal
Serbia v Belgium
Luxembourg v Israel
Perm any 4 and all 5 (6 bets)
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