The final set of games for round 5 of the EURO 2016 qualifiers will please many sporting fans and betting enthusiasts alike.
Friday’s games should offer great entertainment for football fans, however the encounters set for Saturday will be even better. Israel will host Wales in a game that should see the home side struggle against a team that boasts Bale, one of the biggest stars in today’s football. Belgium will square off against Cyprus at home, a place where they should have the capacity to win.
• Belgium will play against Cyprus at home
• Israel and Wales will go head to head
• Netherlands ready to host Turkey on Saturday night
According to EU gambling news, Italy will go head to head with Bulgaria as they aim to usurp Croatia’s dominance of Group H. Many punters might look upon this match to maximize their earning potential. And lastly, the current third-placed winners of the World Cup will play Turkey at home where they will be aiming for a comfortable win.
Israel vs Wales and Belgium vs Cyprus
Israel sit comfortably at the top of Group B with an overall 9 points. They managed to win all of their 3 games so far, and the good thing for them is that they have a game in hand, as all the other teams in the group, except Belgium, played 4 matches. Their goal difference is +7 and they are the favorites to win against Wales 1.85 (6/7), however they might encounter a bit of resistance from the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ransey.
The Welsh have been dealt limited chances 4.50 (7/2) against Israel, despite the fact that they can surprise their opponents at any time. Although they sit in second place on the table with 8 points from 4 games, their qualifying campaign has not been all that great. They won only 2 games, as the other 2 ended in draws, so they could have done better. a tie for the match stands at a high 3.30 (23/10), an event that is another possibility.
Cyprus will travel to Belgium on Saturday night, however they don’t have realistic chances to make a significant impact in the game. Throughout the first 4 games they notched 2 wins but have also suffered two losses. The Cypriots were able to score 9 goals in the back of the oppositions’ net, but have also let in 5 through their leaky defensive line.
Belgium are far from the team that they were during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, where they managed to overcome almost everyone with relative ease and clinched first spot in the process. They now sit in 4th spot with 1 win and 2 draws from 3 games, however their goal difference is quite good (+6). Mobile betting sites have given them odds of 1.13 (1/8) for the game, while assigning highly unlikely chance to Cyprus 19.00 (18/1).
Bulgaria vs Italy and Netherlands vs Turkey
Bulgaria will play Italy at home where they will face a tough task in trying to establish themselves in front of their home fans. They currently sit in 4th spot with only 4 points after managing 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. They have a negative goal difference as they notched 4 goals and have let in 5 goals from the opposition. Although they will be playing at home, their odds stand at 4.75 (15/4), meaning that a win is not very likely.
The Italians command preferential chances 1.80 (4/5) thanks to their fine form. In 4 outings so far they have recorded 3 wins, but have felt short of completing 4 straight wins when they faced Croatia, a match that ended in a 1-1 draw. Only 2 goals passed by veteran goalkeeper Buffon, while the attackers scored 6 on the other end during encounters. A draw does not seem to be on the cards as well 3.40 (12/5).
Netherlands is gearing up to host Turkey on Saturday night in what is promising to be a great encounter for all supporters and betting fans alike. Although Turkey have not been on a high level as some years before, they can still put on a good show filled with plenty of exciting football action. They currently ply their trade in Group A in which they occupy 4th spot with an overall 4 points. A draw for the game has been set an unlikely 4.33 (10/3).
The Dutch haven’t been that great themselves after showcasing some lackluster displays. The first match they in the qualifiers saw them lose to Czech Republic 2-1. Afterwards they notched a win, before suffering another loss and the again another win. They scored a total of 10 goals and have let in 5, which means that they have a patchy defense. Online sportsbooks in EU have given them favorite odds of 1.50 (1/2), while a win for the Turks stands at a high 6.00 (5/1).