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Euro 2020 Qualifier Predictions > Nov 14th - 19th

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding European Championship

Montenegro have failed to win their last 9 matches. (European Championship)
Lithuania have failed to win their last 9 matches. (European Championship)
Kosovo have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches. (European Championship)
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in England’s last 7 games. (European Championship)
Moldova have lost 92% of their last 12 matches. (European Championship)
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Czech Republic’s last 6 games. (European Championship)

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Very critical game, judging an important and a great qualifier. Because of that, I will risk a few goals, although both teams have more hopes. They should not take a risk because a goal can change the balance
CZECH REPUBLIC vs KOSOVO @@ +2.50 Under, odds 2.00

Qualifying duel, favoring Turkey. Iceland wants the win, but it will be very cautious and will reasonably steal the win. Because of the criticality of the match, I see the defenses of both teams playing a leading role. After all, we cannot take into account zero liability in her country
TURKEY vs ICELAND @@ +2.50 Under, odds 1.75

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England vs Montenegro

Well, it was all looking so easy for England just a couple of games ago but suddenly things in their Euro 2020 qualification group have just cranked up a notch after the disappointing 2-1 loss to Czech Republic. In this home game against Montenegro that kicks off on Thursday night at 7:45pm GMT at Wembley only a win will do but is it a foregone conclusion?

England were cruising with 5 wins from their opening 5 group games but the defeat to Czech Republic has seen them stutter. Gareth Southgate's men are 3 points clear of 2nd placed Czech Republic and 4 points ahead of 3rd placed Kosovo so there's margin for error but a shock loss here could be something that the Three Lions might not recover from. The alleged training ground fracas between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez earlier in the week hasn't helped proceedings. Sterling has been dropped for this game and Southgate has admitted he'll pick a very young side for this game. Is he inviting trouble? The fact England have won their last 17 home matches in the European Championship and World Cup qualifiers has me thinking they should be OK here.

Montenegro have had a torrid qualification campaign. Head coach Faruk Hadzibegic has already seen his team eliminated from the competition as they lie in 4th place and only saved from the embarrassment of bottom place due to a better goal difference than bottom-placed Bulgaria. It's been over a year since Montenegro's last competitive win which was a 4-1 victory over Lithuania in the UEFA Nations League back on 14th October, 2018. That's a run of 9 competitive games without a win.

These two sides have met 5 times in total with England never losing and having won the previous two meetings. Montenegro are struggling to score goals right now having failed to hit the net in their last 4 competitive games. If there's going to be value in this game then backing an impotent Montenegro side to fail to score will be the target. I'm not sure how many goals England will score. Southgate will want a reaction after the Czech Republic game but at international level there are no easy matches. Montenegro could make this hard work for England and without Sterling they've lost a major focal point. This is tougher to predict than initially assumed.

England to Win to Nil @ 1.50 with Blacktype

Harry Kane to Score 2 or More Goals @ 2.70 with BetVictor

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Finland - liechtenstein

Finland needs a win to qualify for the euro championships first time ever. No doubt whos the favourite but im betting on narrow win to home team. 

Liech +3@2,38 (nordicbet)

Finns can loose, draw, win by one or two goals and still get to double my money 😎

Liech +2@4,7 (nordicbet)

A bit riskier but finns havent really hammered liechtenstein or any small teams in history


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Turkey v Iceland

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  • Turkey -0,75 @1,90 SBO

Short preview: Everyone expected France to beat Turkey in the last international break, but the match on Stade de France finished with 1-1, and Turkey was actually as close to all three points as France, if not even a bit more. Today, they will miss their best goalscorer Cheikh Tosun, which probably means that the tall offensive midfielder of Fortuna Dusseldorf, Kenan Karaman will take his spot aside from Yilmaz, who will most likely take the spot number 9. Both sides are mathematically still “in the game”, but the fact is that Turkey will take care of everything if they win tonight. As they have better h2h with France, they will remain 1st as long as they will have the same number of points as the current World champions. If they beat Iceland, they will have an easy task in the last round, as they travel to Andorra. On the other hand, if they fail today, they will for sure find themselves on the second spot as I am 100% sure France won’t lose points against Moldova at home. Turkey is expected to be positioned in 433 formation, but even if so, I believe they will be careful against the Icelandic 4411, where probably the only question is who will lead the attack – or Sightorsson, or Finbogasson. A huge blow for the away side is the absence of Burnley’s winger Gudmundsson. As said, a very important match for Turkey, while for Iceland, even if they win, I believe they are very aware of the situation, which means that if Turkey wins the last match, they have no chance of qualifying. H2h stats are strongly on the side of Iceland (they won on the last 3 meetings), but the truth is also that Iceland reached the top of this generation on Euro 2016 and since then, they started slowly falling. Honestly, I am surprised to see them at 15 points, but it’s also true that they have two very poor teams in the group (Andorra and Moldova).


Czech Republic v Kosovo

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In group A, we have only 5 teams and England is even though they lost in Czech Republic with 2-1, still in the first place with 3 points advantage and will most likely keep the first spot. Tonight, they play at home against Montenegro and are huge favorites to beat them, which means they will be at 18 points. An answer to the question who will take the second spot will be probably known tonight after this match as currently, Czech Republic is 2nd with 12, and Kosovo is 3rd with 11 points. One big difference is also that Czech’s will play their last match in Bulgaria (3 points), while Kosovo will host England at home. It can easily happen that England will already 1st and play in Pristina with the rotated squad, but for that, Kosovo needs to take at least a point today in Prague. I’d probably suggest taking the +0,5 as well here, but the fact that Kosovo is coming into this match without their key striker Muriqi pushed me away from this idea. Still, with Muriqi or without him, this side possess something special. In my opinion, the biggest difference is in their nation, belief and simply a fighting spirit. Will that be enough to surprise pretty much solid Czech’s tonight? Czech’s will miss the Leipzig’s striker Schick as well, but with the way how those two national sides play, I expect to see at least a goal on both sides.


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Football Facts and Streaks regarding European Championship

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Norway’s last 5 games. (European Championship)
Italy have scored at least 2 goals in their last 8 matches. (European Championship)
Gibraltar have lost their last 16 matches. (European Championship)
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s last 5 games. (European Championship)
Malta have lost their last 7 matches. (European Championship)

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Bosnia - Italy, indifferent, especially when Finland came early. I expect an open game, the two Nationals, to have aggressive quality and can find a goal
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA vs ITALY @@ Both team to score, odds 1.70

In 90 minutes, a European Championship qualifier is judged. I believe there will be a tough fight, with a lot of purpose, by both teams. I expect a patience game where the details will be judged, so few goals are a big deal
ROMANIA vs SWEDEN @@ +2.50 Under, odds 1.70

Greece is favored to win the betting pages. Armenia has limited capabilities and is based on the quality of some but few players. Greece, has changed and is racing up, I expect to be serious again and claim victory. It can be an open match with goals and phases
ARMENIA vs GREECE @@+2.50 Over, odds 2.05

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Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Italy



Out (injuries/other): Toni Šunjić (40/1 d), Ervin Zukanović (38/0 d), Darko Todorović (10/0 d), Amer Gojak (10/4 m), Riad Bajić (12/0 f), Kenan Kodro (9/2 f)

Suspended: -


Doubtful: -

Out (injuries/other): Leonardo Spinazzola (8/0 d), Gianluca Mancini (3/0 d), Giorgio Chiellini (103/8 d, 2nd top scorer), Mattia De Sciglio (39/0 d), Marco Verratti (36/3 m), Bryan Cristante (7/0 m), Stefano Sensi (4/1 m), Lorenzo Pellegrini (12/1 m), Fabio Quagliarella (28/9 f, top scorer), Domenico Berardi (5/0 f)



Denmark vs Gibraltar



Out (injuries/other): Riza Durmisi (23/0 d), Andreas Bjelland (29/0 d), Lukas Lerager (10/1 m), Nicolai Jørgensen (41/9 f, 2nd top scorer)

Suspended: -

Doubtful: -

Out (injuries/other): Louie Annesley (9/0 d), Anthony Bardon (29/0 m, retired), Jeremy Lopez (8/0 m), Adam Priestley (17/1 f)

Suspended: -


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Cyprus vs Scotland

The 2020 European Championship qualifiers continue on Saturday afternoon when Cyprus and Scotland come head-to-head in a Group I clash that is set to kick-off at 2pm GMT at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia. Both teams already know their fate with the home team eliminated from the competition and the visitors confirmed for the play-offs thanks to their UEFA Nations League performance. Who will prevail here though?

Cyprus have a decent history of springing surprise results on sides. I remember back in the 1990s when they were a proper minnow team and you'd expect to turn them over by 4 or 5 goals without conceding a goal. Those days are gone. Ran Ben Shimon has got a side that will fight to the end. This is a Cyprus team that Russia struggled to beat 1-0, Scotland only beat 2-1, and Belgium scraped a 2-0 victory against. They are no mugs.

Scotland continue to toil under the early days of Steve Clarke's management. The jury is still out on his tenure but it's been a disappointing start to his reign. The 6-0 win over San Marino in their last game brought to an end a losing run of four games. It was also a tense match last time these two sides faced each other with Scotland needing an 89th minute winner from Oliver Burke to seal all 3 points.

I simply have no faith in Scotland at the moment and I'm not entirely confident they can get the win in this one. The one factor that might swing in their favour is the fact that this Cyprus side might be tough to beat at times but they're also prone to self-inflicted combustion. Losing 5-0 at home to Russia and being held to a 1-1 draw at home against Kazakhstan will give Scotland hope they can get the win. I'm not completely happy doing this but I think we could see a narrow Scotland win.I'm going to bottle it slightly and back the Scotland draw no bet. I totally understand people backing Cyprus as a draw no bet though.

Scotland Draw No Bet @ 1.81 with Marathonbet

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.68 with Unibet

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Azerbaijan vs Wales

The nerves are setting in as one of the biggest games in recent Welsh football history draws closer. The comfort of an all-but-guaranteed play-off spot will offer little consolation if Wales fail to get the win required in this potentially tricky match away to Azerbaijan that kicks off at 5pm GMT from the Bakcell Arena in Baku on Saturday afternoon. As a Welshman, I'm very tense about this one!

Azerbaijan have always been a side I have felt offer stern opposition on their own patch. Nikola Jurcevic's men are bottom of Group E in the 2020 European Championship qualifiers but they've already caused problems for teams in this competition. A 1-1 draw at home against Croatia has been their stand-out result and they've also put up resolute performances away against Croatia, Wales, and Hungary. On the flip side, they have also shown their fragility and inconsistency by being hammered 5-1 at home by Slovakia and losing 3-1 at home to Hungary. They have had a tendency to concede early at home in these qualifiers. It's also 7 competitive games without a win now.

Wales encapsulate the term inconsistent in this qualification campaign. Head coach Ryan Giggs remains a divisive character with supporters slightly more losing confidence in his management than those that have confidence in him. The two draws in the last round of qualifiers away to Slovakia and at home to Croatia kept the nation's automatic qualification hopes alive when many anticipated them to come to an end. However, disappointing results and performances have littered this campaign. In the defence of Giggs, he has been without key men David Brooks and Aaron Ramsey for this qualification campaign but one of those is back for these games and that's a huge boost. In my opinion, Ramsey is the most important player for Wales. Having Joe Allen absent for this game is a blow but he's not as vital as he used to be.

I really hope Wales can get the win here but our record away from home under Giggs is appalling. We have only won 2 away games from 8 that Giggs has been in charge of and one of those was against China. I repeat, Giggs has been denied arguably his most important player in Ramsey for most of his tenure due to injury so I'm quietly, and maybe naively, hoping we can get the win needed here. A 1-0 or 2-1 win would go down a treat. I have to back our boys to do it even if I'm not brimming with confidence.

Wales to Win to Nil @ 2.10 with Unibet

Anytime Scorer: Gareth Bale @ 2.10 with Sportingbet

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Northern Ireland vs Netherlands

Group C is the focal point for the 7:45pm GMT kick-offs on Saturday evening when Northern Ireland face Netherlands in an epic clash at Windsor Park to see which team qualifies for the 2020 European Championship. The two automatic qualification spots in this group will be taken by either these two sides and/or Germany. The home side know that they need a win to realistically keep their automatic qualification hopes alive.

Northern Ireland always knew this group was going to be tough to qualify from. Michael O'Neill has done a great job to take it down to the final two matches having won their first four games of the group. Late goals in their games against both Germany and Netherlands denied them holding an advantage coming into these two matches where they realistically need two wins to stand any chance of qualifying automatically.

Netherlands look like the real deal now with a squad full of starlets. Ronald Koeman knows that a draw should be enough for his team with a home match against Estonia awaiting them in their final group game. However, earning a fifth straight win is undoubtedly the aim. The Flying Dutchmen have only lost one game in this campaign so far and that was a 3-2 home loss to Germany. That result was avenged when they beat Germany 4-2 away later in the campaign.

These two teams have met seven times before with Northern Ireland only managing one victory. That was a 2-1 win at home in a World Cup qualifier for the 1966 tournament on 17th March, 1965. Northern Ireland have taken some big scalps at home over the years and with O'Neill set to depart from his role at the end of this campaign will his players give him a final send-off to remember? I'm not sure they'll contain this Netherlands squad and expect the Oranje to grind out a 1-0 or 2-0 win.

Netherlands to Win to Nil @ 2.25 with SpreadEx

Draw HT/ Netherlands FT @ 4.40 with Marathonbet

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding European Championship

Belgium have kept a clean sheet in their last 7 matches. (European Championship)
San Marino have conceded at least 4 goals in their last 6 matches. (European Championship)
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Netherlands’s last 9 games. (European Championship)
Latvia have failed to win their last 19 matches. (European Championship)
Germany have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matches. (European Championship)
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Scotland’s last 6 games. (European Championship)

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Romania v Sweden

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Short preview: Two rounds before the end of qualifiers, we have Sweden on 2nd and Romania on 3rd spot, with only 1 point advantage for Scandinavians, who are coming in Bucuresti, where they will try to remain unbeaten and look for confirmation of the final 2nd place in the last round when they will host Faroe Islands in Stockholm. Romania, on the other hand, have to win all three points and surprise Spain in the last round. The fact is that Spain is already 1st in the group, and will probably add another 3 points tonight against Malta, so their coach might give a chance to some players who haven't played that much so far... In any case, there are still chances for Romania and as long as they are, I believe they will fight for that. While Sweden is coming with the full squad, Romania will miss striker Andone, which means Puscas will most likely play the role of number 9, with Coman, Deac, and Hagi behind him. This Romanian squad have scored in every match in those qualifiers and at home, in front of the huge support from the stands, I expect them motivated and hyped... Regardless of the importance of this match, I believe they won't calculate too much and play in the way they prefer - offensive, but on the other side I do expect that the tough Sweden side, with most likely 442 formation, will score at least once, if not even twice, regarding the fact that Romanians will push higher if they won't have the result which will suit them. The last match in Stockholm finished with 2-1 for Sweden. Scandinavians have scored 11 goals in 4 matches away from home (0 against Spain, 4 against Malta and Faroe Islands, and 3 against Norway). Once again, for the home side, everything that counts is to take all three points tonight...

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Cyprus is bad. Bad, bad, bad, and only blah blah blah. The Israeli coach Shimon is a big joke. I am sure that he will be fired very soon.

Cyprus line up is so poor! From the starting eleven, only two or three have talent and skills. Some mugs from other countries who received the Cypriot citizenship are called to play as well. But we are talking of mugs. Not a single one to respect. Papoulis? hahaha. Margasa? hahaha. Parndo? hahaha plays in Cypriot third league! LOL.....

Both coaches said that they are targeting the third spot, and teams are motivated for this target. Personally I didn't check what third spot means, but I know that both they are motivated.

3000 Scots fans traveled to Cyprus for this match!

I predict away win!

Good luck my punters!

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding European Championship

England have won with at least a 2 goal margin in 86% of their last 7 matches (European Championship).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Serbia’s last 6 games (European Championship).
Ukraine have won their last 6 matches (European Championship).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Czech Republic’s last 7 games (European Championship).
Luxembourg have conceded at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches (European Championship).

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Kosovo vs England

The 2020 European Championship qualifiers group phase come to a close for Kosovo and England on Sunday afternoon when the two teams meet in a 5pm GMT kick-off at the Fadil Vokkri Stadium in Pristina. Both of these sides already know their fate with the home side set for the play-offs in March and the away side already qualified. This should still be an engaging game between two attack-minded teams.

Kosovo have impressed in their debut European Championship qualification campaign. Bernard Challandes has seen his team push Czech Republic all the way to the penultimate game for the second automatic qualification spot. Unfortunately, a 2-1 loss away in Plzen on Thursday sealed their destiny in the play-offs. The good news is that due to their UEFA Nations League performance they are in Path D which includes lower-ranked sides Georgia, Belarus, and North Macedonia. So, there is quiet optimism around the Kosovo camp that they can still qualify for the finals next summer.

England have eventually made light work of qualification. The 7-0 hammering of Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday night was the perfect response to the 2-1 defeat against Czech Republic in the final game. Top spot is now secured for the Three Lions due to their head-to-head record and goal difference against Czech Republic but this is a chance for Gareth Southgate to give some fringe players a runaround.

The only previous meeting between these two teams was earlier in the campaign when England won 5-3. A 5-1 lead at half-time had made it seem like the job was done and dusted but Kosovo fought back by getting two quick goals after the break and it made it a nervy finish. Kosovo have won 2 and drawn 1 of their qualification games at home so this won't be easy for England. I think if Kosovo still had something to play for then this could be a different affair but I think a relaxed atmosphere will see England get the job done even if it is only by a goal or two.

England HT/FT @ 2.15 with Coral

Anytime Scorer: Raheem Sterling @ 2.38 with BetVictor

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding European Championship

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s last 6 games (European Championship).
Italy have won with at least a 2 goal margin in their last 3 matches (European Championship).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Finland’s last 4 games (European Championship).
Gibraltar have lost their last 17 matches (European Championship).
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Ireland’s last 7 games (European Championship).

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1 hour ago, AussieDex said:

Liechtenstein vs Bosnia

It might sound like a suicide mission but I'll go with my instinct and put a few coins on the home team. 

Liechtenstein draw no bet @ 21 Bet365

You're right, you're bloody mad! That said, at those odds and the fact that Bosnia already know their fate, who knows what could happen? Always worth a small wager.

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Greece vs Finland

As result, difficult to predict. In normal circumstances, if Finland was in need for points, I was going for the X2 double chance.

Now, the Finnish are relaxed, after their first time ever qualification to the finals. 

Greece plays better in recent matches, but I think that their roster is not impressive. Therefore, one thing is the willingness to win, another thing is to achieve it on the pitch.

Here I go with a unique bet. Pukki to score anytime @3.50 offered by Bet365

The Finnish and Norwich attacker is on fire, scoring goals on regular basis. I am happy to suggest that bet!

C'mon Pukki! Give the lesson my boy!

Good luck punters!

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding European Championship

Belgium have won with at least a 2 goal margin in their last 9 matches (European Championship).
San Marino have lost their last 15 matches (European Championship).
Germany have won with at least a 2 goal margin in 5 of their last 6 matches (European Championship).
Latvia have lost their last 10 matches (European Championship).
Estonia have failed to score in 80% of their last 10 matches (European Championship).

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The situation is simple, the win will qualify for the final stage of Euro 2020. Both teams will give it their all for the win. At the same time they should be very careful, because a goal will significantly change the balance. I expect a patience game and will be judged in the details, so few goals are a big deal
WALES vs HUNGARY @@ +2.50 Under, odds 1.68

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Germany vs Northern Ireland

The 2020 European Championship qualifiers draw to a conclusion tonight and there's a few games that take our interest. The first of those is the 7:45pm GMT kick-off between Germany and Northern Ireland at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt. Group C is already determined with Germany and Netherlands qualifying automatically but the away side will want to give their outgoing manager Michael O'Neill a positive send-off in his final few games in charge.

Germany have surprised absolutely nobody by easing their way through to the finals next summer. Joachim Low continues to do a decent job with the national team and this qualification has been the perfect way to bounce back against the critics that slammed this team for their group stage elimination at the 2018 World Cup. It was the worst performance by a Germany squad at a World Cup tournament by some distance. However, the team has overcome a difficult patch to now having lost just 1 of their last 11 matches.

Northern Ireland came so close to flipping this group on its head. Steve Davis's missed penalty in the 0-0 draw with Netherlands failed to capitalise on an opportunity that would have given the Green and White Army hope of automatic qualification coming into this final game. The play-offs now await for O'Neill's side and they must get through this tricky away match without morale being damaged too badly.

The statistics don't do Northern Ireland any favours. It's now 11 meetings with Germany without a victory for Northern Ireland and that includes losing the last 8 encounters. The last time Northern Ireland recorded a win against Germany was on 16th November, 1983. I was just a couple of months old then. I can't see them breaking that duck here but I can certainly see them maintaining that dogged spirit under O'Neill and maybe coming away with a narrow loss.

Northern Ireland +3 @ 1.67 with Blacktype

Total Goals Scored Under 3.5 @ 1.73 with Marathonbet

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Scotland vs Kazakhstan

It's not been the best qualification campaign for Steve Clarke's men after he took over following Gordon Strachan's abysmal start to proceedings. Scotland now have the chance to finish Group I strongly with three wins on the bounce against Kazakhstan in this 7:45pm GMT kick-off tonight at Hampden Park. Can they get the win they are expected to achieve or will the underdogs spring a shock result again.

Scotland will finish 3rd in the group with a win or a draw here but the Tartan Army will want to take all 3 points to end this campaign in the best way possible. Victories over San Marino and Cyprus might have been expected but after the disappointing loss away to Kazakhstan earlier in this group phase there's no doubt that Scottish fans don't take any wins for granted at the moment. The play-offs await for Clarke's men next March in Path C with their opponents yet to be confirmed but it will be either Norway or Serbia they face in the final.

Kazakhstan have the chance to end up in 3rd place in this group if they win this game. Head coach Michal Bilek saw his team beat Scotland in the opening game of the group stage with a 3-0 win. A 3-1 win over San Marino and a 1-1 draw against Cyprus has shown they also have the ability to earn points on the road as well as at home. They'll feel they can pressure a Scottish side that has lost 2 of its last 3 home matches.

I think this will be a game that will be one Scotland will want to win well. The loss to Kazakhstan was borderline humiliating and a victory here would show that the national team has come a long way since then. If you're looking for a cheeky anytime scorer bet then John McGinn has scored 4 goals in his last 2 international appearances. I think Scotland will take all 3 points here even if it probably won't be a polished performance.

Scotland HT/FT @ 2.60 with Coral

Anytime Scorer: John McGinn @ 3.60 with Betway

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Wales vs Hungary

OK, so this is it. Wales play Hungary in their final 2020 European Championship qualifier (hopefully!) in a 7:45pm GMT kick-off tonight at the Cardiff City Stadium. The situation is simple. A win for either side in this game will seal their place in the finals next summer. A draw and it then allows Slovakia to sneak in through the back door if they can beat Azerbaijan at home. I'll be there tonight in the Canton Stand. If you're not doing anything I recommend you watch it for the home crowd's rendition of our national anthem alone.

Wales are looking a lot more balanced in recent games. Ryan Giggs bringing in Kieffer Moore up front was a leftfield choice given his poor strike rate for Wigan this season but he's been a revelation for us. It's freed up Gareth Bale to play deeper, helps to bring the likes of Daniel James and Harry Wilson in the game more, and he offers a different type of threat so if our free-flowing football doesn't create any opportunities we can go the ugly route. I had serious doubts about Giggs as a manager but I genuinely think he's learning from his mistakes. Football is a fickle game though. Failure to win this game and the fans will feel Giggs has failed. The big news is Aaron Ramsey being fit to come back in. In my opinion, he's our most important player and we've not had him for any of our matches until the Azerbaijan win last week.

Hungary will come into this game feeling they can win. They got a lucky 1-0 win against us in their home leg and the news that their star defender Willie Orban is out injured plus key players Mihaly Korhut and Laszlo Kleinheisler are also suspended means they're up against it. Marco Rossi's side have lost 4 of their last 5 matches including friendlies. They play a Wales team that are undefeated in their last 5 matches.

I feel uncomfortable saying this but I'm quietly optimistic. It worries me. Wales are looking more like the side that dismantled Republic of Ireland in the UEFA Nations League and we're a far better side at home than we are away. Ramsey returning is a huge boost. Joe Allen is back from suspension. Bale is fit too. The only absence is David Brooks which is a big loss but we have enough attacking depth to cater for that. My head says we can win this game by 2-3 goals if we start well. My heart says this is Wales and we'll still probably mess it up! Argh, the dilemma! As a neutral, I'd say back us to win and back Bale to score.

Wales HT/FT @ 2.62 with Coral

Anytime Scorer: Gareth Bale @ 2.10 with Sportingbet

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Apologies for a lack of activity from myself today, everyone! I'm suffering from a bit of a post-Euro 2020 qualification hangover!!! WE'RE ALL GOING ON A EUROPEAN TOUR!!! CYMRU AM BYTH!!!

I bloody love football! On a sidenote, John McGinn is fast becoming my favourite non-Welsh or Cardiff player. :beer

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