EURO 2024 qualifiers highlight the international break, bringing a few exciting matches. We are going to cover three in this article, followed by the safest picks and BetXchange odds.
Our tipsters’ crew believes these three picks have the best value in this round.
France VS Republic of Ireland
The resilient French team has quickly forgotten the World Cup failure. Deschamps encouraged his boys, showcasing mental strength and delivering an outstanding performance against the Netherlands in the EURO qualifiers opener, posting a resounding 4-0 victory.
After that, we saw the Gauls winning against the Republic of Ireland on the road, 1-0, beating Gibraltar 3-0, and winning against Greece in Paris, 1-0. Mbappe and the boys were routine in pretty much all of these games, saving their energy and taking care of themselves from injuries.
Republic of Ireland craves to get even with France for the infamous 2010 World Cup playoffs when they lost following a big “robbery” that saw Thierry Henry’s handball prior to the decisive goal.
Ireland finds itself in a precarious situation following their defeat to Greece in Athens. A 2-1 defeat is something that could cost the Irish unit a place in the EURO unless they manage to cover up these lost points. Only three points were earned versus Gibraltar, whom they convincingly defeated 3-0, while the game against France in Dublin saw a 0-1 loss.
France isn’t interested in calculating, and even though Ireland is in a must-win situation, there’s no way for them to triumph or even stay unbeaten in Paris.
Pick: France at BetXchange
Ukraine VS England
Ukraine faces immense pressure to emerge victorious in this encounter, as their EURO 2024 participation is at stake. They already have one loss, which was against England, and at least one point in this event would be worth gold before the games against Italy.
Sergei Rebrov’s crew recorded a victory in North Macedonia, 2-3, and against Malta at home, 1-0. They have yet to play against Italy, who is in the same position as Ukraine, and apparently, these two teams will fight for a place in Germany.
On the other hand, the Three Lions have been flawless up until this point. England has a fantastic record of four consecutive wins and a staggering goal difference of 15-1. Their triumph over Italy in the first game of the qualifiers opened the door to Germany, and a win here would secure the ticket to the EURO.
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— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 31, 2023
We don’t need to mention that England has maybe the best transition of all the teams in the world right now, with their pacey wingers and forwards. Gareth Southgate’s unit is defensively superb, and the recent clean sheets are proving that.
The game in Poland (because Ukraine isn’t playing at home) won’t see too many goals, because England won’t be keen to open, while on the other hand, we don’t believe that the Ukrainians have enough firepower to break the rival’s back line.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals at BetXchange
Azerbaijan VS Belgium
The home unit sits last in Group F, with just one point in three games and a goal difference of two scored and ten allowed goals. This is a modest team, which doesn’t have too many stars on its roster. Azerbaijan’s players aren’t gifted in terms of technique or flair, and overall, the results reflect their quality.
Belgium is filled with world-class individuals, but in recent times, one of the best generations in the history of this country isn’t playing well. They had a disappointing World Cup adventure, with some issues finally emerging to the surface. They come to Baku without De Buyne, which is a great handicap.
Still, anything but the Devils’ win here would be a sensation, so we go with the guests confidently beating Azerbaijan.
Pick: Belgium -1.5 at BetXchange