Punters will be spoiled for choices with the upcoming qualifying games for EURO 2016 being held in France.
So far national sides have played 4 matches in the EURO qualifiers which have produced great clashed between them. However, the stakes are about to get a lot higher as each country tried to improve their position in their respective groups. There will be plenty of exciting encounter to watch this weekend, so sporting fans are encouraged to have a look at our betting preview.
• Montenegro will host Russia on Friday evening
• Slovakia strong favorites against Luxembourg
• Spain and Ukraine prepare for a great match
According to EU gambling news, Montenegro will square off against Russia at home where they will maintain a slight advantage over their opponents. Luxembourg will visit Slovakia in what should offer plenty of betting opportunities for fans. Slovenia will play San Marino at, while Spain and Ukraine will go head to head in Iberia.
Montenegro vs Russia and Slovakia vs Luxembourg
Montenegro sit in 4th position with 5 points in Group G. In their first qualifying game they managed to pull off a win against Moldova at home, however then came the negative results which saw them hit a draw, a loss and then another draw against Sweden. During their first 4 games they clinched 3 goals, while conceding 2 in the process. Bet365 doesn’t believe that they have the capacity to win their next match against Russia, giving them odds of 4.20 (16/5).
The visiting side on the other hand have been assigned favorite chances 1.85 (6/7), despite the fact that they weren’t able to impress in their recent outings. The Russians find themselves one place above Montenegro after recording 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss, however that is why their goal difference is better (+3). Considering the difference between the two sides, the Russians might just find the solution for this game and clinch a victory.
Group C will see the best team face the worst team, a match that seems to be already over by many mobile betting providers. Slovakia have attained a fearsome form managing to win all of their games, granting them 12 points overall. They also find the back of the net 8 times, while letting in only 2 goals in the process. Their odds against Luxembourg highlight their favorite status 1.10 (1/10).
The traveling side occupy last spot in the group with only a single 1 point to their name. Their first game in the qualifiers resulted in a draw against Belarus, however then a succession of losses ensued, leaving them without any points. In total, they conceded a staggering 11 goals while finding the back of the net on 3 occasions. Their chances of winning against the Slovaks are miniscule 19.00 (18/1).
Slovenia vs San Marino and Spain vs Ukraine
Group E has seen England claim all the win from their 4 outings, while countries from 2nd until 4th place are all tied on points. Slovenia has accumulated 6 points so far thanks to their 2 wins, however they also suffered 2 losses which could have been avoided. Their goal difference stands at 0, which means that will be trying to find an effective solution for the game against San Marino on Friday evening.
The Sammarinese are currently last in the group with only 1 point. In their first 3 matches they suffered losses, but then they were lucky enough in the next game to clinch a tie against Estonia. In their 4 encounters they weren’t able to record a single goal, while conceding a total of 11 in the back of their own net from the opposition. The most that they can aim for against Slovenia is a draw 15.00 (14/1), while a win for the hosts stands at 1.03 (0/1).
Spain will go head to head with Ukraine in Group C, a game that should produce a lot of thrilling plays for all fans to enjoy. The current defending champions of Europe have claimed 3 wins and only 1 loss which resulted in 9 points overall. This resulted in them occupying second place on the table with a goal difference of +10. Online sportsbooks in EU believe that they will manage to pull off a win against the Ukrainians at home 1.20 (1/5).
The visiting side have been dealt outsider chances 13.00 (12/1) despite the fact that they boast some promising players. They currently find themselves in third position with 9 points, however their records are less impressive than Spain’s. During their outings they scored 6 goals and have let in only 1. A tie between the two for the game has been set at a high 6.50 (11/2), as the hosts will most likely win.