Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:04 PM (Europe)
It’s top vs. bottom in Group A as England travel to Bulgaria. But can the visitors put an end to their defensive problems?
France host Turkey in a huge Group H clash, while Portugal head to Ukraine with Cristiano Ronaldo in formidable goal scoring form.
Let's check out the best bets for Monday’s UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying games.
Bulgaria vs. England – 10/14/19
England sit at the top of Group A with 12 points from 5 matches. They have scored a total of 20 goals so far (an average of 4 goals per game) but have looked shaky at the back in recent matches. England have conceded 5 goals in their last 2 qualifying games and lost their first qualifier for 10 years against the Czech Republic on Friday. On the other hand, Bulgaria are bottom of the group. However, given England’s recent poor defensive record, an England win and both teams to score makes sense.
Pick: England to Win and Both Teams to Score – 2.92
France vs. Turkey – 10/14/19
Turkey and France both have 18 points at the top of Group H. Both nations have won 6 matches and lost 1. Turkey have conceded just 2 goals in 7 qualifying matches while France have let in just 4. It’s set to be a tight game as neither side will want to slip up. Still, France possesses a far stronger squad that should be more than capable of beating Turkey. Both teams have been very strong defensively throughout the campaign, so we are likely to be in for a low-scoring affair. A home win is 1.33, but add under 3.5 goals to boost the odds.
Pick: France to Win and Under 3.5 Goals – 1.96
Ukraine vs. Portugal – 10/14/19
Both these sides are unbeaten in Group B. Ukraine are top with 16 points having won 5 and drawn 1, while Portugal are 5 points behind (with a game in hand) after winning 3 and drawing 2. Cristiano Ronaldo has been in red-hot goal-scoring form for his country recently. Portugal’s star man has scored 6 goals in his nation’s last 3 qualifying matches (an average of 2 goals per game). He netted 4 against Lithuania as well as one against both Serbia and Luxembourg. You’d be foolish to be against him getting on the scoresheet against Ukraine.
Pick: Cristiano Ronal to Score Anytime – 2.10