Weekly betting column: Alli worth a punt

Fancy a flutter?

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The weekend’s sports betting action previewed by Joe Whitaker of ValueBet Bookmakers.

The weekends of international football always bring about a bit of a breather in the shop with the public appetite somewhat diminished by the lack of domestic action.

That isn’t to say there is nothing out there worthwhile having a punt on though.

Our neighbours on the sea front Blackpool are having a resurgence of late and perched in eighth place they will be keen to kick on tomorrow against Hartlepool.

Mark Cullen is having a good season and he can be backed at 5/1 to score first. I would make the most of the 2 for 1 offer at ValueBet by pairing him up with Nathan Delfouneso.

England should see off Lithuania without too many problems, though pinning a player down to make money is always tricky.

Dele Alli is enjoying a fine season and Jamie Vardy is always game for the big stage so that might be the way to go at 6/1 and 4/1 respectively.

Northern Ireland to beat Norway at Windsor Park on Sunday night is priced up at 6/4 and that looks a decent bet to me.

The crowd really gets bouncing at Windsor and the 5/1 on both teams to score and a home win looks good value.

The racing takes in Newbury and Lingfield Park before the flat turf season kicks off next weekend with the Lincoln.

Early antepost money has already come for Roger Charlton’s YUFTEN at 8/1 after he won the Balmoral Handicap at Ascot back in October.

Good luck with your punting and enjoy your weekend. Joe