As the race to World Cup 2014 hots up, winning qualifiers on home soil is obviously crucial, but the ability to pick up points on the road can often be the difference between a spot in the finals and glorious failure.
Similarly, successfully picking out away winners is one of the best ways for punters to land big wins and after giving you the cast-iron treble of Germany, Italy and Spain last Friday, we’re looking for even more value from this evening’s matches.
Attractive looking visits to the Faroe Islands, Cyprus and Albania respectively offer Ireland, Norway and Slovenia the chance to kick-start all of their thus-far poor campaigns with away victories against sides they have never lost to before.
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Republic of Ireland to beat Faroe Islands @ 9/25
Humbled 6-1 at home by Germany, their record cap-holder retired and coach Giovanni Trapattoni’s position under threat – Ireland could be forgiven for not looking forward to their next game.
However, fortunately for the boys in green, that game does represent the ultimate pick-me-up as they travel to the Faroe Islands.
Though the Faroes have improved of late, as shown by their narrow 2-1 defeat to Sweden at the weekend, an Irish squad boosted by the return to fitness of all-time leading scorer Robbie Keane should have more than enough to put their recent troubles behind them.
Norway to beat Cyprus @ 87/100
Cyprus have emerged as a side who can cause the big teams trouble in recent years, with a 4-4 draw in Portugal and 1-0 home win over Iceland among their recent highlights.
However, Norway are one side they have always struggled against, losing all seven of their previous encounters, including 2-1 and 1-0 wins by the Drillos during Euro 2012 qualifying and Egil Olsen’s young team can continue their re-emergence by claiming another three points in Nicosia.
Slovenia to beat Albania @ 7/5
Elsewhere in Group E, Slovenia will hope to remain in the mix with the sides chasing Switzerland for qualification by continuing their unbeaten record in Albania.
Having hit the heights with their appearance at World Cup 2010, Slavisa Stojanovic’s team were unlucky to come up two points short in a tough Euro 2012 qualifying group and despite an indifferent start to this campaign (one win and two losses), a squad containing Serie A stars Samir Handanovic, Bostjan Cesar and Josip Ilicic should be able to overcome an Albania side who’ve only ever won more than one home qualifier in a single campaign on one previous occasion.