World club football odds, predictions: Scotland to beat Republic of Ireland is part of expert's weekend parlay that would pay almost 10-1

Jim Holliman, who has been following the beautiful game for more than four decades, offers his best bets from soccer around the world for a parlay for Sept. 24-26 that would pay off at almost 10-1
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It's a slow weekend for world football as the top leagues are on international break. But the UEFA Nations League continues into next week, and there are tons of international friendlies as teams gear up for the World Cup. In the UEFA Nations League, Portugal look to move into position for a possible Finals spot against the Czech Republic in League A. Scotland is trying to stay in the top spot in their League B group when they take on the Republic of Ireland.    

Both Nations League matches are set to kick off at 2:45 p.m. ET on Saturday. The latest soccer odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Portugal as the -135 favorite on the 90-minute money line, with the Czech Republic the +340 underdog and a draw priced at +240. Scotland are +101 favorites, Ireland is priced at +270 and a draw is +200, according to Caesars. (For complete soccer coverage and more expert picks, check out our soccer analysis pages

There are many other matches, and each one offers numerous options for bettors to cash in. The paydays can be even bigger if you combine your favorite picks into a parlay. Before you make any soccer picks or parlays, you really have to see what soccer expert Jim Holliman has to say.

Holliman has been a writer and editor for nearly 25 years and grew up with soccer in his blood. He played competitvely through high school and has been following the game closely since the 1970's heyday of the North American Soccer League. His interest has expanded worldwide, and his betting approach is centered on crunching the numbers, but he sees the whole field and relies on his instinct. 

Holliman has scoured the soccer schedules for Sept. 24-26, and from the dozens of games he has honed in on four best bets. If you combine these four picks into a parlay, you could earn a payout of almost 10-1! The first matchup in the parlay doesn't start until Saturday at 2:45 p.m. ET, so there is plenty of time for you to make your soccer picks.

We can tell you that one of the picks Holliman loves is Scotland +101 to defeat Ireland. The Scots lost 3-0 to the Irish in Dublin, but this one "should be a different ballgame," the expert says. The Tartan Army come in off a 3-0 victory against Ukraine in their last game, and the home-pitch advantage and the urgency to hold the top spot in the group should give them a clear edge here. 

Holliman has three other picks, including a CONFIDENT play on what he expects to be a low-scoring international friendly. If you combine these picks into the four-leg parlay, you can cash in HUGE! You ABSOLUTELY need to see the expert's predictions before you lock in any soccer picks or parlays of your own.

So which teams are MUST-BACKS on this weekend's soccer schedule? And which matchups do you need to include in your parlay for a payout of almost 10-1? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which picks you should be all over this weekend, all from the soccer expert who has been following the sport for four decades!


SportsLine Staff