Weblog: The football punter
Confident coach may need to make a u-turn
WALES have 18 points after eight Group B matches and Bosnia have 11 points so it’s no surprise to see one team is odds-on to win Saturday’s qualifier but maybe it is a shock that it’s Bosnia who are preferred by the bookmakers.
Maybe the odds-compilers have been busy listening to home boss Mehmed Bazdarevic, who claimed earlier this week that the table was quite clearly not in the correct order.
“We have the strength and quality and we are the better team than Wales,” said Bazdarevic without a mention of the fact Wales have conceded only two goals in qualifying and without acknowledging the Group B winners are on the verge of qualifying for Euro 2016.
The Bosnians have a few injuries, Wales have Gareth Bale and I like the idea of backing the visitors at a nice price.
Although if you want to get real value for money, why not put the “Dragons” down on your betting slip with both Bosnia and Wales sharing the same nickname.
It’s a bombproof way of making a profit. Unless it ends in a draw.