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Betting news on England, Ireland and Sebastian Vettel

by Josh Powell | October 15, 2012

Football

It is being reported in a number of today’s papers that Roy Hodgson is ready to make six changes for England’s key World Cup Qualifier in Poland. Ashley Cole, Joleon Lescott, Steven Gerrard, James Milner, Glen Johnson and Jermain Defoe could all come into the team as England look to continue their good qualifying campaign after the 5-0 hammering of San Marino.

There are reports of trouble in the Ireland camp this morning as Giovanni Trapattoni starts to feel the heat. The Irish gaffer is under huge pressure after the 6-1 thumping by Germany in the Aviva and the match to the Faroe Islands has a ‘must-win’ feel to it. Trap has said he will not step down as Irish manager and believes the FAI understand this is a transitional phase for the team.

Formula One

Sebastian Vettel recorded his third win in a row at the Korean Grand Prix followed home by Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. 

Jenson Button was put out of the race by Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi and could not contain his anger after the race. The Englishman is 500/1 to win the Drivers Championship and admits his chances are pretty much over after having his race ruined by ‘Kobacrashi’.

Vettel is the 1/4 favourite to retain his title with Alonso possibly the only man who can stop him at 5/2 in the betting.

Racing

There is racing today from Musselburgh, Salisbury, Windsor and Roscommon.

The Sun’s leading tipster Templegate has his nap running in a maiden stakes at Musselburgh in the 2.10.

‘The bookies can pass us a parcel of cash after Leitrim Pass ran well behind a couple of more experienced rivals on his debut. He has been sent on the long trip from Newmarket to Scotland for his second start and the journey should pay off’.

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