The international break is here, and with it comes plenty of exciting betting opportunities.
Belgium look set to thrash San Marino, while Netherlands host high-flying Northern Ireland. Can Wales upset Slovakia?
Here are the best bets from Thursday’s UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying games.
Belgium vs. San Marino – 10/10/19
You won’t find a bigger mismatch in world soccer right now. Belgium – the number 1 ranked team in the world – face San Marino – the lowest of all 210 nations recognized by FIFA. San Marino come into this match on a 33-game losing streak and have failed to find the net in their previous 14 competitive matches (conceding 57 goals in that time at an average of just over 4 goals per game). On the other hand, Belgium have scored 16 times across their last 5 games without conceding a single goal. A home win is all the way down at 1.01, so add some goal markets to both halves to enhance your odds.
Pick: Belgium to Win, Over 2.5 1st Half Goals and Over 3.5 2nd Half Goals – 2.40
Netherlands vs. Northern Ireland - 10/10/19
Northern Ireland have proven to be the surprise package in Group C. Michael O’Neill’s men won their first 4 qualifying games and only narrowly lost to Germany in the previous round. Netherlands currently sit 3 points behind Northern Ireland in the group, but they do have a game in hand. Northern Ireland boast the best defensive record in Group C, and have conceded just 4 goals in 5 games. Netherlands are the firm favorites to win this tie, but considering Northern Irelands resilience, it’s not likely to be a high-scoring affair. A low-scoring home win makes sense here.
Pick: Netherlands to Win and Under 3.5 Goals – 1.95
Slovakia vs. Wales – 10/10/19
Both these teams have been very inconsistent in this qualifying campaign. Slovakia have won 3 and lost 2, while Wales have a game in hand having won 2 and lost 2. Wales come into this match on the back of a hard-fought win over Azerbaijan and will be desperately looking for a victory against Slovakia to keep their qualification hopes alive. In-form Daniel James has arguably been Manchester United’s standout performer so far this season, and has caught the eye with 3 Premier League goals to his name already. With Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale alongside James in Wales’ attack, an away win at such a high price seems too good to miss.
Pick: Wales to Win – 3.20