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PREVIEW: England v San Marino

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you’re on the lookout for some competitive betting action tonight then you have to be glued to your box at 7.45pm.

The night’s action is headed up by Eastenders on BBC1 when Dean makes up a story to cover his recent tracks and we have a special market on the number of times ‘innit’ gets mentioned.

However, if the affairs (and there’s many) of Albert Square aren’t you’re cup of Rosie Lee, guv, then there’s Snog, Marry, Avoid on BBC3.

Star Sports latest…..

4/6 Avoid
5/4 Snog
14/1 Marry

(Dead heat rules may apply)

The Gadget Show on on Channel 5 examines just how bendy the new iPhone 6 is – latest Star Spreads Bend Angle Percentage market is set at 45-48 degrees.

We get the long awaited verdict in Judge Jury on ITV 3 in the curious case of whether Steve loaned Angie £20 towards the deep fat fryer.



The Great British Bake Off Masterclass heads up the action on BBC 2 with Paul making a blackcurrant and liquorice swiss roll and Mary preparing a cherry cake with lemon icing (TRADED IN RUNNING).

Oh, and over on ITV there’s some football but not quite as exciting from a betting point of view.

England taking on San Marino and it will be a huge surprise if the team in terminal decline and a shadow of their former selves can get much from this game. As for their opponents San Marino…… I’m not sure.

England v San Marino
Euro 2016 Qualifier
7.45pm ITV

England are around 1/100 for the win and it only starts to level out at the six goal level when the Star Sports Asian Handicap line is:

20/21 England (-6)
17/20 San Marino (+6)

San Marino are quoted at 6/1 to score ANY goal – something they haven’t done in their last 28 away matches (YES, 28) and have lost them all by an aggregate of 160-0.

They last scored at 20.03pm (* CORRECTION 2003) against Liechtenstein and did better than their odds suggested by just conceding five to England when the pair met at Wembley in 2012 on the road to Brazil.

Daniel Sturridge is left out of the England team after recovering from a thigh strain which means that Rooney could be paired up with Danny Welbeck in attack.

Rooney is now just eight goals short of Sir Bobby Robson’s England record and could easily half the deficit tonight.

As for a bet, I’m covering 7-0, 8-0, 9-0 and 10-0 for small stakes at respective odds of around 7/1, 8/1, 12/1 and 16/1. A nice profit last night from the Bristol City win.

After that, it’s just a case of settling down and looking forward to the main betting action to start. I’ve doubled up the blackcurrant and liquorice swiss roll with Avoid in Snog, Marry, Avoid.

Bring it on.

RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)

BACK ENGLAND TO WIN 7-0, 8-0, 9-0, 10-0 at respective odds of 7/1, 8/1, 12/1, 16/1 for 1 point each with Star Sports


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