Meanwhile, England face tough test away to Montenegro, and Portugal host Serbia in what should be a close contest
Qualifying matches for the Euro 2020 finals continue apace this coming Monday (25 March) when recent World Cup winners France host minnows Iceland looking for both a dominant performance and a resounding victory. On the same day, England will face a tricky trip to Montenegro in their second group game, while Portugal welcome Serbia looking for three vital points.
First things first
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First up, let’s start with the match between France and Iceland. The French, who won the World Cup back in July, have lost just once in the last 12 months, a 2-0 reverse against Holland in the UEFA Nations League back in November.
Iceland, in stark contrast, are struggling for both form and confidence. The side has not won any of their last 13 matches and cannot be relishing a trip to the home of the current world champions when they are in the midst of such a poor run of form – it is difficult seeing Iceland emerge from this game with anything.
It is of no surprise to see that it is France who come into this match as the overwhelming favourites to take all three points. You can back the world champions to win at just 1.20, while Iceland are all the way out at 13.00 to record what would be a shock win on the road – a draw is priced in the middle at 6.50, according to Oddsshark.
This should be a comfortable victory for the home side. A 3-1 win for the French is priced competitively at 11.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you can more than double your money by backing both teams to score at 2.25.
England to face tough test in Montenegro
On the same day, Montenegro host England in what looks, on paper at least, to be a tough match to call. Montenegro however do not come into this match in the best of form, having lost their two most recent matches.
England’s recent form has been more encouraging and they have managed to build up some momentum ahead of this encounter. The Three Lions are unbeaten in their last five games, including a 3-2 win away to Spain in Seville back in October.
And it is indeed England who come into this match as the favourites to take the points. You can back the visitors to win at just 1.53 while Montenegro, despite home advantage, are out at 6.50 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.00.
And we think this one could well end up honours even. A 1-1 draw comes in at 8.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$40 pay out, while you can more than double your money by backing both teams to score at 2.37.
Portugal look for win over Serbia
And finally, Portugal host Serbia looking for three valuable points in front of their own fans. Portugal are unbeaten in their last six matches and have not lost a game since they were eliminated from the World Cup by Uruguay at the round of 16 stage.
Serbia, by way of comparison, are unbeaten in their last seven matches. Their last defeat also came at the World Cup in Russia, when they were beaten 2-0 by Brazil in the group stages to be sent home at the first hurdle.
And it is home side Portugal who come into this match as the red hot favourites to pick up the win. You can back the Portuguese to take all three points at just 1.61, while Serbia are out at 5.50 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.80.
And we believe that home advantage could well be a key factor in deciding this contest. A narrow, 2-1 win for Portugal is priced at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out, while you can more than double your money by backing over 2.5 goals in the game at 2.10.
Euro 2020 qualifiers:
Monday, 25 March
(1.18) Turkey x Moldova (13.00); draw (7.00)
(8.00) Andorra x Albania (1.36); draw (4.75)
(1.20) France x Iceland (13.00); draw (6.50)
(3.30) Kosovo x Bulgaria (2.20); draw (3.25)
(9.00) Luxembourg x Ukraine (1.30); draw (5.50)
(6.50) Montenegro x England (1.53); draw (4.00)
(1.61) Portugal x Serbia (5.50); draw (3.80)