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Anyone looking a bet on the England game tonight might want to look at the goals markets. England have been made odds on (Chile are 100/30) but I’m not so sure.
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I would keep stakes under control tonight.
There are better betting opportunities tomorrow in my opinion.
Although Ipswich have only won four of their 13 games in the Championship this season, and sit below half way and have not won in four, there are reasons to make me think that 8/11 is an acceptable price about them getting the better of Barnsley.
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