Winners: CZE vs. NIR

We kept it going yesterday as Portugal, Belgium and Switzerland all came through with wins. We would have won more money with ties, but I’m not greedy. Beggars can’t be choosers. I’m just glad we won and can keep moving forward today.

Let’s talk about today.

Today, the Czech Republic plays at Northern Ireland in more UEFA World Cup 2018 qualifying. This is a match-up between second and third place in the group. Northern Ireland has 16 points in the group, five below group leader Germany. Northern Ireland can guarantee a spot in next year’s World Cup with a point from the game today. On the other hand, the Czech Republic has nine points and needs to win its las three games for a chance a qualification. That’s a tall task. Northern Ireland has been strong defensively in qualifying, allowing just two goals in seven games, both of which were allowed to Germany in their first match-up. The last time these two met, the result was a 0-0 tie in the Czech Republic. In fact, if we want to check history dating back to 2008, their last three games have ended with that score.

Here’s how we’ll be it.

  • Pick 1: Northern Ireland +185 (Bet $20 to win $37)
  • Pick 2: Draw +195 (Bet $20 to win $39)

Atmosphere plays a huge factor in soccer games, especially in the UK. The Northern Ireland fans will be crazy today knowing its team can get into the World Cup if it doesn’t lose today. Fans can push a team sometimes and I think, and hope, today will be one of those days.

Fingers crossed.