This weekend sees the first leg of qualifiers for the last places in the finals of Euro 2016. The fixtures are Norway v Hungary (12 Nov), Bosnia & Herzegovina v Ireland (13 Nov), Ukraine v Slovenia, and Sweden v Denmark (both 14 Nov).
Sweden v Denmark is pick of the bunch here. The bordering nations have met 104 times, with Denmark winning 40, 18 draws and the Swedes winning 46. The last time these teams met, Daniel Agger scored the winner in Copenhagen to secure a 1-0 win. Sweden are favourites only because of home advantage. They beat Moldova 2-0 in the last home game but were previously thrashed 4-1 by Austria. Odds have drifted for Sweden suggesting that they’re a bad bet.
There are some International friendlies on Friday 13th. Pick of these games are Belgium v Italy, Poland v Iceland, Spain v England, Wales v Netherlands (all 19:45 GMT kick offs) and France v Germany (20:00 GMT)
Friendlies are always tricky so bet carefully and check the team news. For once, I think England might not be over rated. Spain haven’t been great and I’d much rather be on England at 5.0 than Spain at 1.72. Unders seems to be a good call. Both teams have strong defenses and a 0-0 or 1-1 would suit. At 1.61 though, its not a great bet. England +0.75 on the Asian at 1.90 will be my bet.
The other interesting fixture is Wales vs Holland. This is a Dutch team that have failed to qualify to for the finals vs a Welsh team who qualified with a game to spare. Odds are amazing. 4.00 for the home team and 1.9 for Holland. If Bale is playing, I’ll be lumping on Wales. Only fear is Robben may be back for Holland and he can score goals.
Bet365 are live streaming Argentina v Brazil World Cup 2018 qualifier.
Two traditionally strong South American teams that are struggling. With Messi, Aguero and Tevez out, Argentina have to rely on Di Maria, Lavezzi, and Higuain. Not bad but not as good as those that are out. Brazil have Neymar who is in top form but one man can’t pull all the team through. Last time I watched Brazil, they were mauled 7-1 by the Germans so I’m not that keen about backing them. South American football isn’t really my thing but I suppose if I had to have a bet, I’d back Argentina. 2.6 for the home side is pretty good despite the form.
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