Tomorrow night sees the struggling Cincinnati Bengals travel the 300 miles east to Pittsburgh to take on a striding Steelers team that is keen on staying atop the AFC North division.
Pittsburgh made history last week by recording the NFL’s first-ever eleven points to ten points victory when it defeated the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field and keep home field advantage as their divisional rival rolls into town.
With a current record of seven wins to only three losses, Pittsburgh are one of the best teams in the NFL and are favourites to win the match-up, one of many around the nation due to be held on a Friday evening this season.
Online bookmakers Coral.co.uk and BetFred.com have the Steelers listed at amazing odds of 1/8 to win followed by Sportingbet.com, VictorChandler.com, BetDirect.com and StanJames.com at a similarly daunting 1/7. No less heartening for fans of the Bengals, Boylesports.com and ExtraBet.com have Pittsburgh at odds of 2/13 to win followed by WBX.com and BetDaq.com at 3/19. About the best a Cincinnati supporter can hope to see is the 1/6 being offered by Totesport.com, BlueSq.com, PaddyPower.com, SkyBet.com, 888Sport.com and Ladbrokes.com.
After decades of underachievement, this season looks to be no different for the Bengals, who currently have the third worst record in the whole of the NFL with one win, one tie and eight losses. Their only win came against the Jacksonville Jaguars of the AFC South who are also sporting a loosing record while the draw, the first in the NFL since 2002, was against a Philadelphia Eagles side who matched them gaffe for gaffe.
Online bookmakers 888Sport.com and BlueSq.com are offering the Ohio team at odds of 7/2 to win followed by ExtraBet.com at 18/5. VictorChandler.com has a Cincinnati win at 4/1 alongside Totesport.com while PaddyPower.com and SkyBet.com have gone with 17/4.